From Bloody Sunday to Brexit

From Bloody Sunday to Brexit

Through 2022, ArtsEverywhere is partnering with the Bloody Sunday Trust to support a series of commissioned collaborations between Northern Irish and international artists, musicians, dancers, and writers to commemorate and reflect on sectarian conflict, colonial rule, and the legacy of activism in the context of the current global political climate. The project will take the form of exhibitions, performances, and multimedia journalism to be presented in Derry, Northern Ireland and on ArtsEverywhere. 

The Bloody Sunday Trust is pleased to announce this exciting partnership with ArtsEverywhere to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday. In collaboration we will commission five artists from across the island of Ireland. Selected artists will be asked to produce works around the broad theme of “From Bloody Sunday to Brexit,” that will deal with human rights issues in the region and beyond over the last fifty years.  

The open call for submissions begins on December 1st, 2021. Selected artists will be informed by January 10th, 2022 and publicly announced at the launch event of the 50th Anniversary on January 27th, 2022. Completed works will be exhibited with the anniversary of the conclusion of the Seville Inquiry at the International Sites of Conscience 2022 convening in Derry, Northern Ireland.  

Project Premise: 

1. Five artists with links to, or a significant connection to, Bloody Sunday will be commissioned to produce two works during the residency period.  

2. Artists will produce one individual work and one work in collaboration with guest international artists. 

3. These works should address regional and global human rights issues within the last 50 years. 

4. The works will be exhibited as part of the International Sites of Conscience 2022 conference.  

5. Each Artist would receive a commissioning fee ranging from £1500 –£2000 

Submission Guidelines: 

1. One-page resume or C.V.  

2. A letter of intent including a project proposal (750-word max) and an outline/visual representation of the proposed project 

3. Relevant work samples 

4. One letter of reference  

Submissions should be sent by email to declan@bloodysundaytrust.org.  Only shortlisted or selected applicants will be informed of their application status by January 10th.  

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