Sky Arts has announced the launch of a new Art 50 funding round.
Art 50 is seeking applications from artists from all walks of life and from all genres to create a piece of work which says something important and passionate about what it will mean to be British when we leave the EU. Artists can be fearful, excited, angry or happy on the subject. Applications can be submitted by anyone including schools, colleges and arts institutions. Applicants can apply for up to £50,000 but the majority of awards will be made between £5,000 to £20,000.
Having commissioned a number of films and plays in Round 1, Sky Arts would really like to see more music and visual art ideas i.e. painting, sculpture, installations etc. Sky Arts also want to hear from around the country, but are particularly keen on receiving a greater number of ideas from areas that are underrepresented in the UK’s mainstream metropolitan arts community; and Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Sky Arts would also like to commission a number of primary and secondary schools to contribute poems from pupils aged 7 to 17, along with artwork or additional pieces, about what it means to be British. These works will form the basis of a published book entitled ‘School Britannia” which will provide a historic legacy of what the schoolchildren think about being British.
The closing date for applications is midday on the 12th January 2018.