Call for artists: ‘Urgencies’ (2021)

URGENCIES (2021) is the second instalment of a biennial group exhibition at CCA Derry~Londonderry, which will take place from 16 January–6 March 2021. This exhibition is selected from an open call, seeking to take the temperature of what artists working today consider to be urgent, with each instalment charting shifting concerns and generations of artists over time.

This call seeks artists in the earlier stages of their careers based in Northern Ireland or with a connection to the region, who address urgencies through their work, to apply. The artworks will be selected by CCA’s Director, Catherine Hemelryk and artist Locky Morris. Applications can consist of existing work or proposals for unrealised work.

Each selected artist will receive an exhibition fee, transport and in the case of unrealised works, a modest production budget. CCA will support artists curatorially and help connect artists looking to work with community groups at CCA or offsite.

Applications should demonstrate how the work is urgent and relates to CCA in this location in Derry~Londonderry at this time in history. Consider including information on the presentation of the work, equipment supplied or required and – for unrealised works, performances and pieces working with communities – include practical considerations and outline costs.

Apply by midnight on Thursday 1 October 2020. To download the application form and find out how to apply, click here to be taken to our Opportunities page.

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