ONCA in partnership with Sound Art Brighton (SAB), is looking to commission a local artist(s) or collective to produce an interactive sound installation for ONCA gallery as part of the 2022 Sound Art Brighton festival.
ONCA in partnership with Sound Art Brighton (SAB), is looking to commission a local artist(s) or collective to produce an interactive sound installation for ONCA gallery as part of the 2022 Sound Art Brighton festival. Applicants must be based within the borders of the Brighton & Lewes UNESCO biosphere.
The installation will explore how people can experience sound art through senses other than auditory such as sight, touch and smell – making it more accessible to audiences who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing, neurodiverse or with disabilities etc.
Helpful resources about accessibility and inclusion can be found using the links below.
Applicants are encouraged to consider ONCA’s programming focus on the relationship between social and environmental justice issues and SAB’s 2022 festival theme: INTER-ACTION as a starting point for the content of the installation.
The ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina will be available in January & February as a research/residency space.
We actively encourage applications from those who are underrepresented within the arts, such as artists who identify as LGBTQIA+, BlPOC, d/Deaf, disabled, neurodiverse, working class and those with care responsibilities.
Please note ONCA is led by a majority white female and gender queer team, SAB is led by a majority white female and non-binary team but will respond to the specific needs of selected artists as the budget allows.
We can accept applications in written English, video, audio or BSL. If you would like to discuss your access/care needs, or have any questions prior to submitting your application, please contact ONCA’s Exhibitions Curator & Gallery Manger Lydia: via email: or via phone/text: 07935 320766*
Further information about ONCA can be found here.
Further information about SAB can be found here.
*Please note this number is only checked periodically during office hours but we will endeavour to respond to your enquiry within 72 hours
£1000 artist fee (to be split if applying as a group/collective)
£500 for materials/equipment & production
Support with personal access/care and travel costs
Use of a research/residency space on the ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina available in January & February if required (optional)
Deadline for applications: Midnight, Sunday 19th December 2021
Applicants notified of outcome: Thursday 23rd December 2021
Research/residency period: 10th January – 25th February 2022
Install: 1st – 4th March 2022
Launch event: 5th March 2022
Exhibition open: 5th March – 2nd April 2022
Take down: 4th & 5th April 2022
- Applicants to be based within the borders of the Brighton & Lewes UNESCO biosphere. See here for a map of this area.
- Conception & delivery of a sound based installation situated in ONCA gallery.
- Facilitation of a workshop or artist talk event that further engages audiences in the work and your approach to this commission during the exhibition – this can be in person or online.
- Contribution to a volunteer briefing session, either in person or online. This can also be timed to coincide with the installation when the artist(s) will be onsite.
How to apply
- Brief artist statements(s) (no more than 300 words per artist) and links to any relevant work/websites
- Proposal for the installation clearly outlining your idea, how it meets the brief and how audiences will engage with it (no more than 500 words)
- A visual mockup of the installation detailing materials, equipment and production methods
- Details of your access/care needs (if applicable)
Image description: abstract digital pink and gold image of a diamond patterned structure.
Posted on November 22, 2021
Categories: Art for Social Change, Artist Development, O N C A Projects, Opportunities
Tags: 2021, Artist Opportunities, Open Call, Sound Art, Sound Art Brighton (SAB), Sound Art Brighton (SAB) Festival