folly, a leading digital arts organisation working in Lancashire, Cumbria and online, is developing ArtCast, an ongoing series of podcasting programmes, as a platform for public access to new and innovative sound art. Building on the success of OWN [SOUND] ART (2007), a series of podcasts specially commissioned in partnership with SoundNetwork, folly intends to deliver a quarterly series of podcasts exploring the possibilities of the medium, and will launch the first in this series as part of VELOCITY, folly’s second Festival of Digital Culture
VELOCITY Festival of Digital Culture - See the Bay differently :: October 12 - November 3, 2007 :: VELOCITY is ground-breaking new arts festival where you can explore digital art in the sublime context of the coastal rail route between Lancaster and Barrow-in-Furness. Presented in and around train stations, online and for download here.
VELOCITY is folly’s second annual Festival of Digital Culture and builds on the success of the f.city festival held in Lancaster city centre in 2006 which resulted in over 55,000 people engaging with new media art practice. VELOCITY will open up new ways of seeing life around Morecambe Bay, engaging with the vibrant communities that line the coast and furthering the role that the arts has in sustaining the spectacular landscape of the South Lakes and North Lancashire.
VELOCITY… celebrating the role of creative technology in connecting people to places.
folly is calling for open submissions of existing audio work, from the broad spectrum of contemporary sound art practice. Submissions should address themes and subjects broadly relating to the ethos of VELOCITY, including but not limited to: travel, movement, landscape, engagement with communities, rural sustainability.
VELOCITY will take place on and around the rail route from Lancaster to Barrow-in-Furness in the North West of England, so folly is looking for podcastable content which can be downloaded and experienced on journeys through and around this area. As part of the festival, folly is also keen to broadcast selected works via the loud speaker systems at stations along the rail route.
Submissions are welcome from all artists working with sound, experimental musicians and composers, writers and performance artists etc, basically anyone who has created work which they consider to be suitable for an audio podcast. folly welcome submissions from international artists.
The deadline for submissions is 14th September 2007
Sonic Arts Network will join folly in the selection of works in late September 2007
Successful submissions will be published as podcasts from 1st October 2007.
Please note that there is no fee available for selected works.
For more information contact Jennifer Stoddart, folly Programme Coordinator on jennifer.stoddart[at]folly.co.uk or +44 (0)1524 388550
How to submit: Files should be mp3s, no larger than 32MB. Submissions should be accompanied by a submission form and equal opportunities monitoring form, obtainable from jennifer.stoddart[at]folly.co.uk or phone +44 (0) 1524 388550
Please send your submissions by email to jennifer.stoddart[at]folly.co.uk
Or on CD by post to Jennifer Stoddart, Programme Coordinator
folly, 6.4.4 Alston House
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