Open Call: Underexposed – Mentorship Programme for Young Artists

Thursday 24 February 12:35

Sonic Acts is inviting young artists to apply for a new round of Underexposed, an online mentorship and training programme focused on supporting artists at the beginning of their career. A successful first round in 2021 resulted in the mentorship of Angeliki Diakrousi and Yara Said. Two other Netherlands-based artists will be selected for the programme, which will take place from 20 April – 1 June 2022. General information Similarly to last round, the programme provides support and mentorship to develop two young artists looking to professionalise their artistic practice. More specifically, this round focuses in particular on supporting artists in conceptualising their work, mostly in text or writing, and helps them improve the way they present artistic concepts, projects, plans and budgets in grant applications and other (public) presentations. Over the course of the six-week mentorship programme, artists will work directly with members of the Sonic Acts curatorial team in one-hour weekly online sessions where the team will provide feedback, support and insights into the artist's specific needs. Programme Writing an effective artistic proposal/grant application Creating a presentation and a project plan Developing realistic planning and a production budget Working on artist’s portfolio Exploring local and international presentation and commissioning opportunities An in-depth interview about the artist’s practice that will be published on Sonic Acts’ website and in Ecoes magazine Eligibility Underexposed is intended for young artists, 22 to 32 years of age, based in the Netherlands. The programme is open to makers, artists and designers working with experimental sound or moving image, and with a strong interest in ecological issues, who have graduated from art academies or similar artistic programmes, or can demonstrate interest in the field with at least one year of experience. Currently enrolled students are not eligible for the programme, but students graduating in 2022 are welcome to apply. Applications from both individual artists and collectives are welcome. Requirements Application texts should be in English and must include the following: Project plan or grant proposal that you would like to improve (max 1500 words), including a project budget for max. 40.000,- EUR A motivation letter (max 1000 words) in which you provide the following information: Give a short summary of the project including the current stage of development; Outline why you applied for Underexposed and your expectations of the programme; The main challenges you face and what you need help with most Portfolio, including a short bio (bio max 300 words, max 10 MB) Contact details and CV Deadlines and selection committee Applications should be submitted via Homerun before 11 April 2022 [deadline extended] Selected applicants will be notified by 20 April 2022 The selection committee comprises the curatorial team of Sonic Acts

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