Exploring Freedom of Movement - Invitation for proposals, ArtReach

  •  Europe
  •  Paid (£10k-15k pro rata)
  •  Part time
  •  Closes May 29, 2020
  •  Dan@artreach.biz


As part of the Creative Europe funded, LIBERTY EU Programme, ArtReach producers of Journeys Festival International (JFI) are seeking artistic proposals from artists who have sought sanctuary in Europe aged between 18 - 30. Proposals from artists, based in Europe, making work for the digital realm, whose freedom of movement is or has been restricted or negatively impacted because of their immigration status. 

New artworks should explore the theme of freedom of movement, this includes, but is not limited to; film, video, animation, live streams of performances or performance scores, recorded music or soundscapes. The works will be shared as part of the digital Journeys Festival International programme in October 2020. 

The project aims to focus on the positive impact of creative integration through art and culture, helping to forge a new sense of identity and place with a strong focus on young people’s experiences and reflections at a time of significant change for Europe.

We are offering an artist fee inclusive of all materials, of 1,500 Euros for each selected new work. 

To submit your idea please send the following to dan@artreach.biz with LIBERTY EU – FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT PROPOSAL in the subject line

  • Artist statement – this could be written (max 1 side of A4) or recorded and must include:

    • An introduction to you and your work

    • Your date of birth

    • Country of Residence 

    • Nationality

  • A link to your past work online or your CV/ portfolio

  • A brief description of your idea for the starting point of your work maximum 2 sides of A4 and please include any reference or inspirational images. 

Where necessary, we will organise a follow up meeting via video link to discuss proposals further.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 29th May 2020 at 5pm

Follow up meetings: week commencing Monday 8th June 2020

Criteria for applicants

All applicants must be:

  • Between the age of 18 – 30

  • Resident in a European country

  • Have had their freedom of movement restricted due to immigration status

  • Have the right to work in their country of residence

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