Sunday, July 4, 2010

Interrogation: West Bromwich CALL

HOW EXCITING! Interrogation: West Bromwich has been confirmed, and the call to artists is below - why not apply! It's going to be fantastic!

‘Interrogation: Walsall was interesting, mind-expanding and may turn out to be transformative’ - Interrogation: Walsall artist, 2009

INTERЯOGATION: WEST BROMWICH explores the impact that one artist (you) can make in one place, in one day.
The programme, organised by Longhouse and working with lead artist Anna Francis, is designed to investigate the impact of short, sharp interventions within the public realm.
The programme aims to look at what impact an artist can make by working quickly and responsively to a specific site in just one day, and provides opportunities for artists to work together within public realm spaces.
Building on the success of last year’s Interrogation: Walsall, ( where the emphasis was on exploring how an art gallery can connect with public realm space, the concern this year will be to investigate how artists are ‘bridging the gap’ between people and cultural activity as well as gaps in infrastructure, regeneration and consultation processes.
Each interrogation day will have a specialist mentor who will have expertise and knowledge in that particular day’s methodology to help guide you through your mission.
Call to Artists:
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to become a secret agent for a day in order to interrogate the public spaces of West Bromwich.
Working from a top secret base in West Bromwich you will investigate the artist’s role in the post-industrial world through one of four methods:
How to Apply:
To express interest in this opportunity send:
• 300 words describing why you are right for this mission
• state your two preferred interrogation methods in order of preference e.g. choice No.1: Participation, choice No.2: Site Specific
• your C.V. and a maximum of 5 images of your current practice
• any web links
Please send your expression of interest to:
Deadline for Submissions:
12pm Monday 26 July 2010
(Please Note: Successful ‘agents’ will be notified on Monday 2 August 2010)
Important Information:
This is a professional development opportunity; each agent will receive a fee of £100 towards travel, time and other expenses, plus £20 on the day of the mission to cover any immediate costs incurred, such as materials for your mission.

Agents must be available for the full day of the missions they select (dates are stated next to the four interrogation methods above), and for a project conference day (06/10/10), when the project findings will be disseminated.

Each mission will be documented photographically and with video and results will be displayed on the Longhouse website and on the Conference Day.
For more information go to and
Mission Control:
Longhouse is an annual programme of work carried out by community arts organisation, Multistory based in West Bromwich in the West Midlands. Longhouse is dedicated to the professional development of artists working in the public realm and provides knowledge, support and funding to artists to develop their practice.

No comments: