Funding for UK-based artists, from all walks of life and genres, to create a piece of work which says something important and passionate about what it means to be British when the country leaves the European Union.
Sky Arts has allocated £1 million to Art 50. Applicants can apply for up to £50,000 but the majority of the awards will be made between £5,000 and £20,000.
Art 50: Post Brexit Britain. Who Are We? is a competition provided Sky Arts and administered by the Hiive. The Hiive is a professional networking site. It’s a digital community of collaborators from the creative industries all across the UK. Hiive allows professionals, employers and educators to tap into the UK’s collective industry insight.
Art 50 has been established to support artists, from all walks of life and genres, to create a piece of work which says something important and passionate about what it means to be British when the country leaves the European Union.
The funder is looking for ideas that are bold and provocative. The applicant can be fearful, excited, angry or happy on the subject.
The scheme offers funding to make their piece of theatre/dance/music/film/art/collage that responds to the question.
Although there are no specific exclusions cited within the programme guidelines, those wishing to apply are advised to liaise with the funding provider in the first instance to discuss eligibility.
The scheme is open to UK-based artists, from all walks of life, genres and disciplines.
The funder is looking for ideas of all size that:
- engage rather than lecture;
- relate to suburbs and rural communities as well as towns and cities;
- represent a diversity of opinion;
- include new voices as well as established artists; and
- make a splash, or leave a lasting legacy – or both.
The funding awarded covers the cost of making the TV documentaries and all the arts projects it will fund.
The deadline for the current commissioning round is 29 May 2017.
There will also be further opportunities over the next two years to apply.
Applications can be submitted at the Hiive website, following registration.