Making Frames

Making Frames: an artists’ bursary for filmmakers exploring performance and performance makers exploring film.

Making Frames is an artists’ development opportunity, including a small commission of £1,000, to create a piece of work for the ‘PD-NET’ network of public displays on the Lancaster University campus. The screens are in a range of sizes and usually contain public and student information. They are located mainly in social or academic contexts, both indoors and outdoors.

Making Frames challenges you to create an artwork that might travel across this network of screens. Can the screens ‘speak’ or address passers-by in a direct or ‘live’ way? How else might you propose to use the screens in ways that might be performative? How might the work change the viewer’s direction of travel, sending them off in a new direction or with a new perspective? How might you engage with scale or intimacy? Does the work take place across platforms, including mobile devices? The theme of the work is open: you may wish to respond directly to title of the commission, Making Frames, or to the University context. You may want to make your film(s) on the campus itself, or you might want to create work remotely.

You don’t need to be a filmmaker, video artist or animator to apply, but you must have a track record of making work for screen or multimedia performance. Please note, the project is not an opportunity to screen existing films or animations.

From Tue 1 – Fri 11 May 2012, we will present our second Curate the Campus festival of site-specific and public realm work. This forms a supportive opportunity to trial and test your work for a live audience. We expect to make up to four awards and we may select one or two for further development beyond this commission.

Making Frames follows our previous artists bursary schemes Making Money (2005), Making Space (2007) and Making Time (2010). These projects facilitated the development of a wide rage of innovative arts projects across artforms, many of which were developed well beyond the scheme.

To download an application pack including more detailed technical information, visit the Making Frames website.

General enquiries: contact Alice Booth ( or 01524 592994). Technical enquiries: contact Adrian Friday on ( or 01524 510326)

Deadline: Fri 24 February 2012 at midnight (shortlisted applicants will be asked to interview Thu 8 or Fri 9 Mar 2012)
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Further Details:
-Visit the Making Frames website
Deadline: Fri 24 Feb 2012 at midnight