SANCTUARY IN CREATIVITY - PUPPETRY FILM COMMISSION
For Beverley Puppet Festival (interim programme 2021)
Beverley has long been a town of sanctuary since the Middle Ages. Four famous sanctuary stones stand at its edges and a towering Minster at its heart, marking an ancient boundary line where fugitives could seek shelter from the law for up to 40 days. Today, Beverley remains a town of sanctuary but of a different kind - as a safe place to live and work; as a place to escape away to on holiday; as a place of creative sanctuary - a town filled with arts and culture.
During its interim year, Beverley Puppet Festival with support from Arts Council England, Beverley Town Council and Beverley Minster, wishes to commission a puppetry or stop motion animation artist to create a short film using stories and anecdotes about the town of Beverley collected from residents past and present.
The chosen artist should:
Be based in England (the majority, if not all, of the work will take place remotely)
Have a proven track record of creating puppet theatre or film and/or stop motion animation
Have experience with creating/editing digital media and working with moving images
Have access to their own tools and software in order to deliver the commission
Be willing to collaborate with the festival team in selecting locally gathered stories and working together on the creative direction of the piece
Be available to focus on this work April and May 2021 with the final film being exhibited and shared from Summer 2021
Artist fee: £2,500
Please send a covering letter and portfolio/links of relevant work to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 28th February 2021 at midnight
Interviews to take place in March via Zoom.