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3rd April, 2018

Open Call – Playbour – Work, Pleasure, Survival 3 day lab at Furtherfield Commons

This is an exciting commissioning opportunity for two Haringey-based artists to produce an online and social-media commission in June, 2018 as part of the Playbour– Work, Pleasure, Survival, project. Selected artists will also have the opportunity to participate in a dynamic three-day arts, science and research lab at Furtherfield Commons, Finsbury Park in May, and receive a special programme of 1:1 mentoring opportunities with a programme of hand-picked international artists, activists, and researchers.

The artists will each receive a £200 stipend to cover the development of the work, materials and travel.

May – June 2018

10am-6pm, Friday 25 to Sunday 27 May 2018
Furtherfield Commons, Finsbury Gate, Finsbury Park, N4 2DE, London, UK

22 April 2018

Enquiries and Submissions

From micro-celebrities to the “Instafamous”, modders to shoutcasters, today, the worlds of play, work, entertainment, seem to be converging, but how is this impacting on the perception of the self and the role of the worker?

Playbour– Work, Pleasure, Survival, is dedicated to the study of the worker as they are asked to draw on internal resources and self-made networks to develop new avenues of work, pleasure and survival.

Through a programme of a lab, independent publication, exhibition, and series of on and offline events, Playbour – Work, Pleasure, Survival, is a platform for community-led art and research, bringing leading artists, designers, scholars, activists and people from local communities together through new experiments in artistic co-research and production. The project aims to engage in public forms of art + research to collectively think about how we value the convergence of work, play and well-being, and the contours of work and play itself.

We are looking for individuals interested in exploring the rise of celebrity, automation, marketing and fandom taking place on social media platforms. What is happening in the worlds of micro-celebrities and influencers? How are these emergent career paths involved in a process of retailing their personal lives? What is the impact on the arts and on artists?

As part of the commission selected artists will participate in a dynamic three-day arts, science and research lab held 25-27 May at Furtherfield Commons, Finsbury Park, as well as receive a special programme of 1:1 mentoring opportunities with a selection of international artists, activists, and researchers also taking place in May. The outcome will be two online and social-media commissions that involves taking-over Furtherfield’s social media channels throughout June 2018. Playbour– Work, Pleasure, Survival, is a project for all experiences and backgrounds. We offer a dynamic, and thought-provoking experience for discussion, understanding, and play, with a friendly attitude. We seek to promote the diversity of opinions in society and celebrate people’s self learning in the ways they wish to participate.

Join us as we embark on an intrepid journey to chart the instruments, agents and infrastructures of work, play and well-being online.

The open call is for Haringey-based artists working or with an interest in the relationship between arts, technology and design.

For all enquiries and to submit your application please contact:

Applications must be received by midnight GMT 22 April, 2018.

A complete application must include the following:

– Name and phone number
– A short written statement discussing how you value work, play, and well-being (250 words max)
– How this opportunity will assist your personal development of a new project (250 words max)
– Provide one supporting image relating to work and play. The image can be created by you or found material but must include a caption (up to 50 words explaining where it is from). Please supply all images as (JPEG of PDF)
– As a Haringey-based artist please provide a JPG or PDF of proof of residence (home or studio).

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