Heart of Glass : Call for submissions, With For About 2020

Closing Date: 8 June 2020

Heart Of Glass

Location: International

Remuneration: £300


A geometric heart made up of pink, red and orange triangles. In the middles reads Heart of Glass in white.

A slow conference for a fast evolving crisis

In these fast moving times, we need to move both swiftly and slowly. That’s why for this year’s annual Heart of Glass conference, we have adapted our intended plans. Working with artist and mental health activist ‘the vacuum cleaner’, curator and agitator Cecilia Wee and a stellar line up of international artists, activists and academics, With For About 2020 creates a vital, slow and complex space between art, activism, care and social practice in response to COVID 19. It wilfully asks –  in facing this crisis, another ten years of austerity, ecological collapse, harsher borders, more racism and deeper ableism within deeply divided societies – how can artists, activists and organisations make vital change within our communities and beyond?
With For About 2020 will happen over 5 weeks, lasting one hour each week. Featuring short video provocations, sharings of practice and projects and discussion of various responses by artists and activists, all streamed into your home.

Call for artistic/academic/activist contributors

What we are looking for:

We are looking for existing practice/projects, live projects or folx that are thinking and making the future that respond to the outline above, from anywhere in the world. We are very keen to hear about things we won’t have heard about, the unchampioned, undiscovered and low-key. Projects and practice from marginalised people that are urgent, honest, tender and vital.

How to share with us:

Send us a link to a website or video and 100 word description that shares what you do and a contact email. We can check out what you are doing. If our curation team dig it, we will contact you to see if there is a way you can participate.

Please email your submission and any queries to: criticality@heartofglass.org.uk

(We will only be able to reply to those we think fit into this call out.)

The Money:

We are asking for short films, interviews or descriptions directly to camera for which we are paying £300. We would suggest your contribution to take about a day to complete. It can be rough around the edges, from the heart is more important than super polished.

We are super keen to hear from places where COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact. For example, but not limited to:

China, South Korea, Italy, Spain, Iran, USA, Indonesia, India, Palestine, Brazil, Australia, Japan, Thailand, Philippines, Egypt, Algeria, Russia

Rolling deadline from now until June 8th.


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