Call for Artists
The Manchester Artists’ Bonfire 2012- Call for Submissions.
Who: All artists and creators based in Greater Manchester.
What: The Manchester Artists’ Bonfire is an annual art incineration which provides a platform for a collective research project on art and/or activism. Artists are asked to pledge a piece of art to the fire accompanied by a piece of writing explaining the reasons for burning the work and/or a reaction to the act of burning art. Manchester artists’ discuss their positions as artists and relationships to their work at a time when art is being re evaluated in economic terms.
Fire can symbolise many things to many people. In our recent history it has been prevalent at strikes, protests, riots and occupations. It bonds people in dissatisfaction, celebration and discussion.
When submitting a pledge the surrounding themes outlined in the ‘about’ section can be brought into consideration or not. There are no restrictions on what can be said or burned or who say or burn it.The written pledges will build the context for which the art is collectively burned. Pledges can be personal or political or both.
Where: Islington Mill, James Street, Salford.
Courtyard and Venue.
Details: The 2011 archive of pledges can be used for reference.
Cost: The Bonfire is a free event for all. The cost of the after event with live music and sound artists is to be confirmed, there will be a reduced entry cost for artists.
How to Apply:
Please enter your submission via this form.
Extended Deadline: 25th Jan 2012