Opportunities for artists: two commissions of £2,500 to explore how literature is written, translated, presented, mediate or expanded online.
The International Literature Showcase is a major project led by Writers' Centre Norwich and the British Council to export and promote the work of UK writers and literature organisations, and to bring together a global community of organisations via an online platform and physical events.
For the first of two calls totalling five commissions, we invite proposals from artists to bid for creative commissions each worth £2,500 which explore how literature is written, translated, presented, mediated or expanded online.
We are interested in creative proposals for how a global technology might articulate a common language, and how the economies of the internet – a widely dispersed and remote audience, the relative poverty of the experience of reading or watching online, the emphasis on ‘content’ and consumption, the opportunities for true mass distribution – affect the work itself, and the artist’s relationship with the audience. From here, one central practical question we are keen to address is that of how technology can help literature travel.
For more information, please see http://litshowcase.org/content/apply-for-ils-collection-grants/