Abandon Normal Devices (AND) micro-commission on theme of ‘success’ – deadline 24 May 2012


Would you like to feature in this year’s Abandon Normal Devices?

Abandon Normal Devices (AND) and Micro Commissions are teaming up to offer a unique opportunity for professional and amateur artists, curators and producers!

We are seeking innovative ideas for an artwork, art project, exhibition or online/digital work responding to the theme of “success” to be presented during AND festival in Manchester from 29 August – 2 September 2012.

This year AND sets out to explore the spectrum of “success” through looking at those who have claimed “failure” to offer more imaginative, co-operative, and insightful ways of being in the world. Whether failure is used as a point of resistance or a destructive action, the AND Festival will focus on pushing success to the limit in order to make us rethink the formula and ask where the lasting value will reside.

We are seeking proposals responding to this theme to animate the spaces surrounding the AND Festival hub at Cornerhouse, such as public spaces, empty spaces, digital spaces and local businesses that stretch down Whitworth Street to the First Street Development and up the Oxford Road to the Universities.

This collaboration provides a unique opportunity for participants from across the UK to submit a proposal costing between £50 – £500. In exceptional cases, there will be additional production budget of up to £500 for projects that demonstrate the need further production investment.

To find out more about AND Micro-Commissions come to our information session on at Cornerhouse at 14:00, Thu 10 May 2012.

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity please fill in the application form (available from http://tintarts.org/2012/05/04/and-micro-commission/ ) and submit it by email to Christina Millare, AND Festival Programme Intern before 17:00, Thu 24 May 2012