URGENCIES is a new group exhibition at CCA Derry~Londonderry from 18 January–16 March 2019. This exhibition is selected from an open call, seeking to take the temperature of what artists working today consider to be urgent.
We are living in a time of rapid change, unrest and unpredictability. From forced migration, increasing precarity and expanding inequality across the globe, to the collapse of Stormont and the spectre of a hard Brexit border, to the ongoing campaigns for the extension of marriage equality and abortion rights to the North – this is a time of dissolving certainties.
This call seeks artists in the earlier stages of their careers based in Northern Ireland or with a connection to the region, who address urgencies through their work, to apply. The artworks will be selected by CCA’s new Director, Catherine Hemelryk and artist Willie Doherty. Applications can consist of existing work or proposals for unrealised work.
Each selected artist will receive an exhibition fee, transport and in the case of unrealised works, a modest production budget. CCA will support artists curatorially and help connect artists looking to work with community groups at CCA or offsite.
Applications should demonstrate how the work is urgent and relates to CCA in this location in Derry~Londonderry at this time in history. Consider including information on the presentation of the work, equipment supplied or required and – for unrealised works, performances and pieces working with communities – include practical considerations and outline costs.
To apply please complete the application form, Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and email it with a current CV to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject heading URGENCIES APPLICATION + YOUR NAME, or by post to:
Mel Bradley, Administrator
10–12 Artillery Street