Constellations 2020-2021

UP Projects in partnership with Flat Time House announce the open call for Constellations, a free artist development programme that supports eight UK-based artists to explore socio-political issues, community-oriented practice, and public contexts.

UP Projects in partnership with Flat Time House announce the open call for Constellations, a free artist development programme that supports eight UK-based artists to explore socio-political issues, community-oriented practice, and public contexts.
Constellations supports artists to develop their practice, collaborate with others, and access new networks. The programme places a strong focus on ideas of co-authoring and self-organising and will address the importance of collaboration in moments of crisis and the key role arts and culture can play in facilitating social cooperation. This year’s iteration will also consider the digital realm as a platform for collaboration, engagement, and exchange as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are looking for artists who are interested in experimenting with alternative forms of learning and exploring the challenges and opportunities of the digital realm. Starting in July 2020, the programme will be structured around a series of artist-led and self-led workshops taking place both online and offline over the course of eight months.

Constellations supports artists to develop their practice, collaborate with others, and access new networks. The programme places a strong focus on ideas of co-authoring and self-organising and will address the importance of collaboration in moments of crisis and the key role arts and culture can play in facilitating social cooperation. This year’s iteration will also consider the digital realm as a platform for collaboration, engagement, and exchange as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The project is looking for artists who are interested in experimenting with alternative forms of learning and exploring the challenges and opportunities of the digital realm. Starting in July 2020, the programme will be structured around a series of artist-led and self-led workshops taking place both online and offline over the course of eight months.

The structure of the programme will respond flexibly to the current COVID-19 social distancing restrictions. The first four sessions in July and August will take place online and explore questions around the Internet as a public infrastructure and consider how digital solidarity networks can come together and operate. Subject to social distancing restrictions being lifted, sessions between September 2020 and February 2021 will take place at Flat Time House as well as at Cubitt and Open School East. It is appreciated that some participants may still not wish to attend classes in person despite restrictions being lifted. In response to this, future sessions will be scheduled to accommodate participation both online and in person.

If social distancing restrictions are extended, sessions will be rescheduled online, and the online resources of UP Projects and Flat Time House will be available for project outcomes.

Deadline: 7 June 2020