ReConnect

ReDiscover

ReEngage

An exhibition curated by the YNA Collective, and inspired by the experience returning to friends, family, nature, your community and the city as lockdown eases.

Launching Thursday 8 July across Norwich and online.

The YNAF programme has been put together with the current Covid-19 restrictions in mind – with a reduced capacity for any indoor events, exhibitions and workshops. Extra stewarding and supportive measures will be in place for our outdoor events and activities. You can find our updated Covid-19 guidance here

OPEN CALL

Calling all creatives aged 11-18! We need your help in shaping our exhibition for the Young Norfolk Arts Festival 2021 exhibition, which will be held online and across Norwich from the 8 – 12 of July 2021.

What is it about and what can I submit?

You could create new work from scratch, or submit something existing, that relates to your experience returning to friends, family, nature, your community and the Norwich city as lockdown eases. This could be in any artform, from digital work, to film and photography, painting, sculpture, textiles or dance. We are also interested in audio submissions to form part of a unique audio trail across the city. Below are the definitions of the words used for our theme title, to help get you started:

  • ReConnect: Connect back together and re-establish a bond of communication, emotion, community and place.
  • ReDiscover: To find something lost or forgotten once again.
  • ReEngage: Attract and re-establish a meaningful contact, or involvement, of someone or something.

How to submit

This opportunity is open for anyone aged 11-18 based in (or with links to) Norfolk. You can submit up to 3 works and we will also need a short artist statement from you, about yourself and your work (up to 300 words max).

To submit your work, email an image or link to info@youngnorfolkarts.org along with your name, age, location, and a bit of information about you as an artist, and why you think your work fits with the theme. Please include ‘Open Call’ in the subject line of your email.

Deadline for submissions is midnight on Monday 14 June. 

 

ARTIST COMMISSIONS

The YNA Collective are offering a paid commission to 4 creatives aged 18-25 to create work for our exhibition, which will be held online and across Norwich from the 8 – 12 of July 2021 as part of the Young Norfolk Arts Festival 2021.

What is it about and what can I submit?

We are interested in expressions of interest from any artforms; digital work, film, photography, painting, sculpture, textiles, audio, dance or performance art. Our exhibition theme is inspired by the experience returning to friends, family, nature, your community and the city as lockdown eases. This can be an existing piece of work that fits the theme or you can submit an idea to create something new.

The work commissioned, will also sit alongside young people’s artwork (aged 11-18) from an open call. Below are the definitions of the words used for our theme title, to help get you started:

  • ReConnect: Connect back together and re-establish a bond of communication, emotion, community and place.
  • ReDiscover: To find something lost or forgotten once again.
  • ReEngage: Attract and re-establish a meaningful contact, or involvement, of someone or something.

How to submit

We are offering a fee of £250 per commission

This opportunity is open for anyone aged 18-25 based in (or with links to) Norfolk. We will also need a short artist statement from you, about yourself and your work (up to 300 words max).

To apply please email  info@youngnorfolkarts.org with your name, age and location, an artist statement and any links to your work, an image or description of an existing piece, or a paragraph about a piece you’d like to create. Please include ‘Artist Commission’ in the subject line of your email.

Deadline for submissions is midnight on Monday 14 June and we will inform successful applicants on Thursday 17 June. Deadline for the final work would be Sunday 4 July.