Call for submissions – DMU Cube, Leicester The DMU Cube is a unique exhibition space specifically designed to present a dynamic public programme of exhibitions and events showcasing the latest research and developments in the creative technologies. This encompasses interactive media and the digital arts, novel scientific and technological innovations, and computer-aided design. The programme presents a balanced portfolio of exhibitions by both new and established artists exploring the potential of digital media and creativity and aims to engage the widest possible range of audiences. Phoenix Square Film and Digital Media is open to receive proposals from artists working in any medium, as part of is continuous programme of professional development and creative opportunities for artists and cultural producers. The submission process is highly competitive and priority will be given to proposals that demonstrate excellence and innovation in the creative application of technology. How to prepare yourself Proposals should be submitted electronically to Andy Jones at Phoenix Square Film and Digital media centre (*protected email*). Proposals should be submitted in RTF format either as an attachment or as text within the body of the email message and include the following: 1. Project description (500 words) -How your work relates to Phoenix Square’s programme, its location and vision (please see below for vision statement) -What is your target audience and how you propose to engage with them and using what form of mediation (beside your artworks and/or practice) – Description of any specific technologies required to present the work 2. Personal biography (200 words) 3. Examples of previous work (URL, CD, DVD) Review Process Completed applications will be evaluated by Phoenix Square’s creative group and external creative advisors. The selection panel meets quarterly and welcomes submissions at any time, but please allow an adequate time for the review process (at least 6 months). Only successful artists will be contacted and asked for a detailed specification of the proposed exhibition. If you are unsuccessful at this stage, we will keep artists details on file for future reference. DMU Cube exhibitions are an integral part of the creative programme at Phoenix Square and will be promoted in our monthly brochure, website and through our mailing lists and social media. We regret that Phoenix Square is unable to pay any exhibition fees to artists. Priority will be given to proposals that are fully developed and incur a minimum transport and production cost to Phoenix Square. Phoenix Square’s Mission Leicester Arts Centre (LAC) is a registered charity which trades as Phoenix Square Film and Phoenix Square Film and Digital Media 4 Midland Street, Leicester, LE1 1TG www.phoenix.org.uk Digital Media (abbreviated to Phoenix Square). Our mission is to provide audiences and the creative community with high quality opportunities to access, participate in and enjoy the widest range of world cinema and creative digital media. Digital Programme Mission Phoenix Square’s digital programme mission is to engage audiences and practitioners in the creation, understanding, and appreciation of new media art and the creative possibilities of digital technologies. Vision Our Vision is to become a recognised centre for new media art and creative technologies, placing Leicester and the region at the cutting edge of digital culture by becoming a hub of creative and cultural production. We are committed to creativity in all aspects of our work and will ensure that the digital programme reflects the full potential of creative technologies in artistic experimentation- engaging with changing social and cultural expectations. What we are looking for We are looking for original work created with, or about, digital media technologies. The work may take any form, but should always aim to show us something new, and priority will be given to work that demonstrates a high level of critical engagement with its subject matter. Proposed work may include many technologies and reflect many approaches, but in all cases we expect the finished work to present to the audience or visitor an experience that would not be possible without digital technology. The visitor or audience must always be at the centre of any experience at Phoenix Square. The call for submissions is open to emerging or established practitioners working in any of the creative industries. This includes – but is not limited to – new media, technology, film/video, the arts (music, visual arts etc) and design (graphic, 3D, architecture, interaction). These statements are not intended to exclude, but to encompass as much as is reasonable. Phoenix Square invites submissions in these areas as part of its continuous programme of professional development and creative opportunities for artists and cultural producers.