Open Call: Digital Art Co-Commission with British Science Festival

A new co-commission from Brighton Digital Festival and British Science Festival offers up to £5000 funding for a new digital artwork to be presented in Brighton during the festivals.

Oliver Hein, Hidden Lines (2014)

The British Science Festival and Brighton Digital Festival are looking to co-commission a new digital artwork that will be presented in a gallery space at the University of Brighton, Edward St Campus throughout the British Science Festival and Brighton Digital Festival (5 September to 13 October 2017).

We are particularly interested in works that explore and respond to themes of place: the shifting horizons of physical and virtual environments; the possibilities of technology to reimagine, reinvent and reinterpret space and place, and new opportunities to facilitate collaboration and connect people, place and things.

We are looking for an original artwork or a significant development of an earlier piece. Proposals can involve online work but a thought-out exhibition proposal must be included. Proposals should be aimed at a public audience and a focus on public engagement and participation will be viewed favourably.

The work must fit with the British Science Association’s vision, where science is seen as a part of society and culture, and owned by the wider community.

A budget of up to £5,000 is available for this commission, to include all fees, design, production and installation. Installation support through the University may be available.

Download the full brief here.

Deadline for proposals is 12 noon Monday 24 April 2017. Please send all proposals to

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