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Art & Science Project in Parliament

Wed 23 Dec 2015

Call For Artists & Scientists

Project Summary - ‘1001 Critical Days Exhibition’

Tomorrow's child art and science project is inspired by the 1001 Critical Days Manifesto.
This will unfold into a week long exhibition in Parliament, in conjunction with an Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 6-10 June 2016
to be launched nationally and sponsored by previous Children's Minister Tim Loughton, Member of Parliament for East Worthing and Shoreham.

This project will highlight the importance of the conception to age 2 period by nationally recognised artists and scientists as well as experts by lived experience. The project committee is delighted to announce it is seeking proposals from artists and scientists who relate to the brief of the 1001 Critical Days Manifesto and wish to draw together the science of this period.

A selection process of proposals submitted will identify key pieces to make up the exhibition, with an artist being matched to a scientist
for collaboration. The final result of the exhibition will take people on a journey through the conception to age 2 period, with the opportunity to have work showcased in the exhibition and catalogue, as well as attend other key conversation pieces in parallel with the exhibition.

Exhibited Art Work and its creative process will offer inspiring, transforming and stimulating dialogue that promises to engage a multigenerational audience and other scientific and creative partners.

Exhibition location: Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA.

Exhibition Dates: 6th - 10th June 2016

(Set up: Sunday 5th June and take down: Friday 10th June - evening)

If you wish to be part of this exciting coalition of art and science then please apply now.
Submission Deadline: Wednesday 20th January 2016

Terms of Participation
All creative media is accepted: painting, collage, illustration, sculpture, photography, digital art, film/video, installation, written essays. One final piece of art work per artist and one essay per scientist. You must be based in the UK.

As parliament is a listed building there will be restrictions which means work needs to be either free standing, mounted on a plinth or light hanging material.

Artists: please send a 200 word proposal, 2 jpeg images of existing work (with titles,description, media and dimensions) and a short biography/resume.
Scientists: please send a 200 word proposal, your area of expertise and a short biography/resume.

Your final piece of writing will be displayed alongside the artwork.

Call for funding

If you wish to pledge your support or funding towards this exciting coalition of art and science
please get in touch with us. Whether you have a background in supporting awareness raising or
developing practice of work around conception, birth, early years, infancy, parenting, family, or you
are committed to supporting developing social causes this is an opportunity for you. Benefits include
inclusion on the exhibition catalogue cover and promotional material, invitation to the exhibition
and other key conversation pieces.

Funding Opportunities
• Costs of organizing committee meeting time and travel
• Administration
• Marketing and Publicity
• Supporting artists or scientists
• Material costs for artwork
• Installation costs for exhibition in a Listed Building
• Catalogue production costs
• Supporting conversation pieces and networking events