Artangel Everywhere was an open call for new ideas.
Over the past two decades, through a number of open calls, Artangel has invited UK-based artists to share ambitious ideas to transform the cultural landscape. The resulting commissions have been ground-breaking works in performance, film, installation, and radio, each situated in an unexpected place in the UK: beneath a mountain in Scotland; on a much-quarried island off the Dorset coast; at the site of a confrontation in Yorkshire between striking miners and mounted police.
In 2017, we shifted the focus from physical location to networked space to commission and produce a major project that can be experienced anywhere in the world. In July we announced the winner of the commission as Evan Roth. Then, in September 2018, we launched Roth’s project: Red Lines.
Artangel Everywhere open call has now closed.
Judges longlisted ideas by evaluating them against the following criteria:
Is it free?
There is no charge to enter.
Do you have to be an artist to apply?
Anyone can apply. You do not have to define or be mainly employed in activities as an artist, but we ask that you be a professional in the field relevant to your application whether this be visual art, dance, computer science, literature, or any other discipline. We also ask that you be committed to seeing the idea you submit through to completion.
What happens if I enter?
When you complete the form you will be emailed a copy of your submission for your records. Your submission is stored online until the application deadline when it will be exported anonymised along with all other submissions. These submissions are viewed by each judge and longlisted individually, the judges then collaborate to create a shortlist. Shortlisted applicants are invited in for an interview with the judging panel, and following this process, at least one submission will be selected to be taken through to production. All entries will be stored by Artangel privately. We may also publish anonymised data from the applications, for example geographical information and inclusion of a set of keywords, abstracted to show the breadth of applications. Artangel make no claim to any rights implicated in your submission and the submission itself remains your intellectual property.
What happens if I am longlisted?
You will not know that your idea was longlisted until after the successful proposal has been publicly announced. We will email all longlisted applicants to let them know they were longlisted. If you elected to have your idea shared publicly, it might be added to our website and shared on social media, as were the longlists of 2014 and 2013. You can at any point request that your idea be removed from our website.
What happens if I am shortlisted?
If your proposal is shortlisted, between 16 and 22 May, you will be invited to meet the judging panel on 6 June. You will be asked to present your idea in person, and can bring along supporting material if you wish to, but the emphasis will be on meeting the panel and presenting and discussing the idea.
What happens if my idea is successful?
You will receive an email from Artangel announcing that your proposal has been commissioned. We will then discuss the public announcement of this with you.
How will the selected project be funded?
Artangel will commit up to £100,000 towards production costs and will seek further partnership funding as necessary.
Why are you judging this open name blind?
All proposals will be longlisted name blind. For Artangel, the core idea itself is by far the most important factor when commissioning. We want to avoid any unconscious bias determined by identity and also to persuade people who might not otherwise enter to do so.
Why have you requested anonymised biographies?
We ask everyone to tell us a bit more about their background as it helps give context to the idea. Viewing a submission from someone who, for example, describes themselves as a novelist, would help us to better understand its intention.
Can I begin my submission, save it, and finish it later?
No. To ensure your work is not lost due to connectivity issues or similar, please write up your idea on your own backed-up document and paste over into the form when you are ready to submit it. There are only three fields — Summary, More about your project, and More about your background — which require creative input so we hope that this process isn't too arduous.
Artangel's administrative offices are in London. Will I need to relocate there if I my project is selected?
No. Artangel regularly produces projects whose creative teams are not based in London.