Common Objectives - call for submissions

Book Works is looking for proposals for a new series of quick-fire, rapid-response projects from artist/writer collectives or individual art practices engaged with emerging political struggles. We are interested in proposals that reject the idea of culture as a playground for the elite; that engage in the potent mix of free discourse, solidarity and the production of new desires; which are prepared to break open old worlds, either in the virtual space of communication and networks; or in the concrete world of action, discourse and distribution.

From strikes to sit-ins and protests to collective provocations, we are looking for proposals that engage in, transform or are otherwise informed by political issues and contemporary actions and activities, to produce publications using various formats: the tabloid, the broadsheet, the poster and the pamphlet, both as traditional print or online formats.

We are offering a up to six commissions selected from open submission. We are particularly interested in the possibilities of collective projects producing printed material in a spontaneous manner or rapid manner and we welcome proposals using various formats: from the tabloid, broadsheet, poster and the pamphlet, to web 2.0 platforms.

Deadline for applications: Thu 1 Dec 2011. NEW COMMISSIONS WILL BE PUBLISHED FROM SPRING/SUMMER 2012

To receive an application form or request more information please contact: Gavin Everall, 020 7247 2203, or GAVIN [at] BOOKWORKS.ORG.UK

Image caption: This is Slavery (after Inventory’s ‘Smash This Puny Existence, 1999’), a contribution to Make the Living Look Dead by Victoria Halford and Steve Beard, 2011

Common Objectives will be guest edited by Nina Power. Book Works is supported by Arts Council England
Common Objectives


What: Common Objectives - call for submissions
Further Details:
- Visit the Bookworks website
Contact: GAVIN [at] BOOKWORKS.ORG.UK
Deadline: Thu 1 Dec 2011