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York artists in the global spotlight

Written by on September 8, 2020

York artists are being invited to take part in a global exhibition online.

The city is one of ten UNESCO Creative Cities of Media Arts working together to create an exhibition of five artworks, made collaboratively by ten artists working in pairs, across the world.

Based on the theme of Human Responsibility, artists in the 10 participating cities of Austin (United States), Braga (Portugal), Calí (Colombia), Changsha (China), Guadalajara (México), Karlsruhe (Germany), Kosice (Slovakia), Sapporo (Japan) and York (United Kingdom) will present their work online between 24-29 November.

The works will also feature in York Mediale 2020 and Kosice’s Art & Tech Days festival.

The selected artist will receive an award of £1000. A further award of £300 will be awarded to the runner-up. A further amount of £1200 in total will be available to support the costs of production and presentation of all five works in York.

Applicants are invited from any creative field, including core media arts technologies, although they need to undertake online collaboration and to create work that can be distributed and consumed via digital media. They must also have a demonstrable connection to York, such as living or working in the city, or membership of the Guild of Media Arts.

A panel representing Mediale, the Guild and York Creatives will select the artist to represent York.

Chris Bailey, clerk to York’s Guild of Media Arts said, “It’s great to be able to put York in the spotlight as one of the pioneer cities in media arts. We are delighted to be part of this global opportunity for artists from diverse cultures to work together to make innovative art about these huge questions that face us all.”

Details from Chris Bailey, Focal Point York UNESCO Creative City, email: