STICK*STAMP*FLY - Call for Submissions

Gasworks wants your posters!

Following the success of Blink in 2006, Gasworks’ new open submission project for 2007 will work with the format of the poster.

The distinctive feature of this project is that it will combine an open-submission with activities-based presentations. It will be a cross-disciplinary project open to all based in the UK, and is intended to connect with different individuals who either already work with the format of poster design, or would be interested to use this opportunity to work with this format for the first time. How practitioners work with the poster format is entirely open; for example it can be used for announcing an event whether fictitious or real, as a form of art object, or another sort of statement.

Those who wish to submit to Stamp*Stick*Fly will be asked to submit a work in the format of a poster, which will be seen by a selection panel consisting of:

Åbäke (design collective)
Alessio Antoniolli (Director, Gasworks)

The selected poster designs will be exhibited at Gasworks over one of three weeks of the project in August 2007. The three weeks of the exhibition will use a selection of the posters submitted as inspiration for a series of events.

Rules for applicants:
Applicants can submit 1 or 2 posters.
Posters should only be a maximum size of A2 format.
You can produce the poster using any materials.
You should send the actual posters to us, and not documentation.
Please bear in mind that any posters selected will be exhibited, and may be stuck to another surface, thus it may not be returnable.
If you would like your poster returned, please send a stamped addressed envelope with correct postage.

Submission information
Submissions are welcomed from all artists and practitioners interested in producing a poster, and are based in the UK.
Deadline for submissions: Fri 15 June 2007.
Poster and event presentation will take place in August.
There is no submission fee.
Short-listed artists will be notified before the end of June.
The selectors will consider all submitted works. How people use the format of the poster is open to interpretation by those interested in applying.

An application form is available here (opens in PDF reader)