Young creatives sought for new Signal Commission

CoM Signal AARTen young artists are being given the chance to showcase their work on Melbourne’s streets, as part of the latest Signal Sound and Screen Commissions.

Signal, the City of Melbourne’s premier creative studio for young people, is looking to commission up to ten young and emerging artists aged 16 to 25 years to produce screen or sound works at its highly visible city location.

Chair of the Arts, Culture and Heritage portfolio, Councillor Rohan Leppert, said the commissions would take pride of place at Signal’s Northbank home and Les Erdi Plaza. “This is an opportunity for young people to see their video work projected on a large-scale, or to hear their original soundscape played for hundreds of pedestrians every day,” said Cr Leppert.

“Not only will their work be exposed to a large public audience, but successful applicants will also receive technical and creative support and mentoring through a series of development workshops with artists and industry professionals.”

Workshops will run between May and August, with five screen and five sound commissions to be transformed into reality ahead of an exciting launch at Signal on 22 August 2019.

Commissioning fees of $700 per new work will be awarded to proposals for non-narrative works with the most artistic merit, an innovative approach and a connection with the spirit of the Signal site. All young artists are required to be nominated by a teacher, lecturer, mentor, youth worker or other support person when applying.

Screen commission applications are encouraged from media artists, film makers, projection artists, screen-based artists and animators. Sound commission applications are encouraged from sound artists, sound designers, musicians, composers, producers and audio engineers.

For more information, visit: www.melbourne.vic.gov.au for details.

Image: Signal – courtesy of City of Melbourne

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