Commission Opportunity for Sound Artist

Are you an artist working in the South West?

Do you work with sound?

b-side and OSR Projects are inviting South West based Sound Artists to submit proposals to take part in Weather Station (Part 2) between  March – June 2016, with results being exhibited at the b-side festival, Portland, Dorset in September 2016. 

We are looking for proposals from artists working with sound and that respond to the subject of flooding and extreme weather, exploring the changing relationship we have with landscape and the natural world. Particularly we interested in how you will use the ‘Weather Station’ itself, which is a large transparent inflatable sphere. It is large enough to stand, walk or sit in - if wished - on land or water. It is waterproof, and also therefore ‘breath-proof’, meaning there is a limitation on the amount of time you can spend inside it.  

There is an artist’s fee of £400 to include any travel and materials.

OSR Projects and b-side will jointly select one artist from the proposals.

The  final exhibition of Weather Station (Part 2) also offers the opportunity for the selected artist to include some existing relevant work.

How to Apply: 

Please provide a short (around 250 words) outline of how you would respond to the subject of flooding and extreme weather, and how you will engage with the ‘Weather Station’ itself.

You should consider what part the sphere will play in your proposal – to use, react to, present, record, collaborate on, share, or otherwise engage with. Your proposal should include any site(s) or locations you would like the Weather Station to visit. It is anticipated that the realization of your project will take place over one day of possession of the sphere, on the Isle of Portland, Dorset.

Download the full artists brief below.

All applications must be made online via Curatorspace website, follow this link for full details and application submission form:

Closing Date: 
Sunday 7th February 2016 - 5:30pm