How will the successful applicants be selected?
We are interested in proposals that take new positions and experiment and that are innovative and ambitious conceptually and aesthetically. We want to commission artists who have had little support within an institutional context and will benefit from our mentoring and production support programme.
What does mentoring and production support mean?
Selected artists will be supported with 6 mentoring sessions to develop their proposal. The ICA technical team will be on hand to support the preparation and delivery of their new work. Specialist advice and support can be arranged where necessary.
Do you accept proposals from collectives?
Yes, although you will need to designate one ‘lead’ applicant from your collective to submit the proposal. If your application is successful, this person will become the main point of contact for the production.
I don’t have any formal training – can I still apply?
Absolutely. We encourage submissions from applicants with all levels of experience and all from fields.
I don’t have any of my previous work available online, can I send you a file?
Unfortunately, we can’t accept other formats, and any supporting work you’re submitting must be available online. If you’re having difficulties uploading your work or don’t have easy access to a computer, please get in touch with us at email@example.com
Can I include multiple proposals in my application?
We can only accept one proposal from each applicant.
My proposal is related to a pre-existing work I have made before. Does this disqualify me?
As long as your proposal is a clear development from your original idea, it qualifies as a new work and is therefore welcome to be submitted.
Where is the budget template?
The budget template is embedded in the budget section of the application form.
What technical details do you need from me?
In the application we ask you for details of the technical equipment required to present your finished work.