The annual Great North Run Moving Image Commission is open for applications. It will allow an experienced artist or film-maker £30,000 to create a new work which responds to and captures the spirit of a great sporting event. The new work is premiered in the North East in September every year as part of Great North Run Culture, with an extract screened on the BBC during their live coverage of the Run.
This year’s selection panel consists of independent art critic, writer and curator Sacha Craddock; artist and course leader for Northumbria University’s MFA programme at BALTIC 39, Fiona Crisp; curator, writer and North East Collector Development Manager at the Contemporary Art Society, Matthew Hearn; and Beth Bate, Director of Great North Run Culture.
The organisers are looking for high quality work which shows original thought and ideas. It should excite, surprise and challenge a wide range of audiences, including those who may not be familiar with contemporary moving image work. The commission will fit within Great North Run Culture’s body of work which includes previous Moving Image Commissions, as well as films by Jane and Louise Wilson, Douglas Gordon and Mark Wallinger. These films have focused on participants and their stories, the physical exertion and movement of runners, the architecture of the route and archive footage of the Bupa Great North Run. The 2015 commission should add something new and original to this collection.
For more information and to download an application pack here.
The closing date for expressions of interest is Wednesday 02 July.