The Projections programme at Tyneside Cinema offers artist and curators, at all stages in their careers, opportunities for developing and presenting new work in the cinema.
Half of our monthly events are selected from a biannual open call for programming proposals, which invite people experiment with the cinema as a context for sharing new artists' moving image programmes and create live performance work. Our annual Projections commissions support artists to make short films for the big screen, and include one NE artist commission each year. Projections commissions films are shown before feature films throughout the Tyneside programme and tour to cinemas around the UK - meaning artists share their work with audiences beyond the gallery.
Every year we host a Graduate Associate Artist in partnership with Northumbria University. At Rough Cut you can share new work and work-in-progress with peers in a supportive environment; events are moderated each month by a different guest curator. We also host the LUX Tyneside Critical Forum: a free, peer-led monthly discussion, development and support group for visual artists, curators and writers who work with the moving image.
Image: Holly Argent 'Interleaving the archive (Group Action with KK)' performance.
"What can a cinema make possible, and what might the cinema of the future look like? These are questions that artists can help us answer, and that’s what Projections is all about."