Southern Sky call-out for new digital works

Artist Michael Sollis is looking to work with artists to create video works that respond to and accompany the Griffyn Ensemble’s Southern Sky. We have artist fees of up to…

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Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Oct 31, 2021





Artist Michael Sollis is looking to work with artists to create video works that respond to and accompany the Griffyn Ensemble’s Southern Sky.We have modest artist fees of up to $2,000 for each artist.We are looking to work with artists from different mediums –visual/digital/ dance/other, and diverse backgrounds.

Artists are invited to create collaborative digital works that explore what the stars mean from a diversity of perspectives, in collaboration with music from Southern Sky.  Artists will be paid to research the initial project, storyboard ideas and create a 1-5 minute video, animation, live drawing, performance (or other) that interprets the themes explored in Southern Sky and uses 1-5 minutes of the recording as the part to their work. The works will be shared with audiences via digital platforms such as social media, website, YouTube and other digital sharing platforms. The successful applicants will be credited as a co-creator and collaborator and we’d love for them to also share the finished work with their networks too.

Artists can create anything from a 1-minute animation using an excerpt of a piece, to the accompaniment of a whole piece, which ranges from 2-5 minutes.

We’re asking each artist to produce a high-quality video (1080p minimum, 4K desirable – professional videography is not required). Full recognition will be given to the selected artists, who retain copyright over the works, with rights given to Michael Sollis and The Griffyn Ensemble to publish it in digital and live environments. We are open to any suggestions of what the works could be – from video art, to animation, to recordings of choreography, to recordings of visual art works being created, or anything else you can think of!

We are accepting Expressions of Interest until 31 October 2021, to be sent through to

What are we looking for?

  • Digital artists/dancers/animators/visual artists/anyone!
  • Artists who want to explore the night sky from both a scientific perspective, a personal perspective, and diverse cultural perspectives.
  • Artists from a diversity of different backgrounds – First Nation artists, different ages, diverse cultural backgrounds, and artists at various stages of their career.
  • Ideas that may challenge and ask people questions: what do the stars mean to you?
  • Ideas that offer interesting perspectives of the stars from a diversity of perspectives

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