Ben Rivers, The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and LUX.
Each month LUX Scotland shares opportunities for artists, filmmakers, curators, and other arts professionals working in the moving image sector. If you have an opportunity to share please email
scotland [at] lux.org.uk.
Jerwood Bursaries provide funding to help artists, curators and producers in the first ten years of starting their practice explore and develop their next steps, whether through supporting skills and knowledge development and/or supporting the first stage development of a new idea.
First round deadline: 4 March
Second round deadline: 7 October
Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
Talbot Rice is seeking to fill two important positions – Gallery Manager and Exhibitions Manager. Both roles are essential to achieving the ambitions of one of Scotland’s leading art galleries, within the enriching and inspiring environments of the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art. The activities of Talbot Rice Gallery in 2019 include the group exhibition ‘Borderlines’; a solo exhibition of Samson Young in partnership with MUMA, Melbourne; and the group exhibition ‘The Extended Mind’ looking at the history of distributed cognition in contemporary art.
Deadline: 11 March
Workshop with Julia Parks covering an introduction to Bolex, loading and metering, using different stock, film speeds and more – no experience necessary.
16 & 17 March, book in advance
Applications are now open for the 2019 Moscow International Experimental Film Festival for both shorts and feature length moving image works.
Earlybird deadline: 15 March
Programme Fellowship at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival
Berwick upon Tweed
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) invites applications for its second annual fellowship for early career curators, film programmers and critics interested in gaining experience and new skills in cinema and moving image programming. The successful applicant will join a team of programmers led by BFMAF Director Peter Taylor and contribute to the 2019 Festival.
Deadline: 25 March
Job Opportunity: Festival Manager at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival
Berwick upon Tweed
The role of Festival Manager at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) is a key senior position that works closely with the Festival Director to plan the day-to-day operations, programme delivery and long-term development of the organisation. For a strategic thinker, with good practical experience, this is an exceptional opportunity to help shape one of the most dynamic festivals in the UK.
Deadline: 28 March
Berwick Upon Tweed
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) is one of the UK’s leading festivals for new cinema and artists’ moving image. Based in England’s most northerly town, BFMAF is a dynamic forum where fresh artistic voices develop and audiences hungry for complex and challenging art are nurtured. The 15th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is now open for submissions. Entries will be considered for all areas of the programme including cinema screenings – all lengths and formats, and moving image-based installations & performance works.
Deadline: 5 April
Collective are seeking visual artists, writers, curators and producers based in Scotland to take part in Satellites Programme 2019-20. The opportunity offers two six month work placements for Associate Producers and three placements for visual art practitioners of any discipline. The programme is developed to facilitate practitioners at a pivotal, emergent moment in their careers and supports the production of new commissions. The programme is funded and offers support from the Collective team.
Deadline: 8 April
‘Hindsight is always 20/20’, said the great film director Billy Wilder – giving voice to a feeling, shared by many, that life, for all its mystery and complexity, would be so much more explicable and fulfilling if we had understood in the past what we are able to see all too clearly today. The 2020 edition of the Jerwood/FVU Awards offers an increased budget of £25,000 for each of the two commissioned moving image artworks in response to the theme.
Deadline: 8 April
Open call for projects, events and exhibitions from individual artists and curators, collectives, groups, galleries and associations to participate in GI in 2020. The theme of the festival is ‘Attention’: “To pay something attention is to bestow the value of your concentration and time upon it. Attention is the decision of what to focus in on in detail and what to leave as blurry remainder.”
Deadline: 31 May
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola is conceived as a centre for postgraduate study with a high level of professional specialisation. It is the perfect place for anyone wishing to carry out an experiential and intellectual examination of cinema and explore new lines of work. As a centre of film innovation and ideas, it is vital for those taking part to have a degree of commitment, maturity and involvement. The profile of both students and teachers is international. Teachers on this including Laida Lertxundi, Beatrice Gibson, LUX team member Maria Palacios Cruz.
Deadline: 31 May
Funding for arts organisations to deliver specialist development programmes that identify and support outstanding artists, curators and/or producers. Jerwood Arts are looking for programmes that offer deep learning and tailor-made developmental support for individual artists at a critical moment in their career, launching new artistic voices.
Deadline for expressions of interest: 3 June
Funding for artists, artistic groups and artist-led organisations to undertake the research, development and creation of new work that enables a step change in their practice and profile. This fund is focused on the initial creation process, but can support the full artistic cycle from the initial idea through to presentation.
Deadline: 3 June
Open call for films to be submitted for SQIFF 2019, taking place in Glasgow 2–6 October. Work created by and about LGBTQ+ individuals and communities are welcome, within all subject matter, styles, and film lengths.
Deadline: 2 July
Journal of Embodied Research invites video articles of between 10–20 minutes that document and share the results of research projects in which embodied practice is an essential part of the methodology. Video articles are published on a rolling basis throughout the year.