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Artists' Moving Image Open Calls

Help us shape the cinema of the future


Our bi-annual open call asks for both proposals from curators - the opportunity to curate and realise a new film programme - and proposals from artists to create and present new performance work for the cinema space. Our second call opens on 1 September and closes on 30 September 2018.

Performance proposals

We’re looking for proposals to create new performance work which responds to the space, or site of the cinema, in a broad sense. Proposals can harness the apparatus of screen and/or sound system, intervene in the conventional operation of the space, or not contain any screen-based element at all: we’re most interested in how artists respond to the particular space of the cinema, and this might also be manifested in the architectonics of the auditorium, or even the wider building and its operations.

Curatorial proposals

We invite applications from curators who would be interested in curating and presenting an original programme as part of the Projections series. We are seeking proposals which investigate particular contemporary currents or concerns which might be articulated by artists’ moving image practice. Given the context of the series, the ability to respond meaningfully to the site of the cinema – the specific experience of viewing artists’ moving image in the cinema space – is important.

The deadline for the second Open Call has now passed. Future details will be announced soon.


If you have any questions, please email Adam Pugh (Creative Director, Artists' Moving Image): adam.pugh@tynesidecinema.co.uk

Adam Pugh

"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."

Tyneside Cinema's Creative Director of Artists’ Moving Image