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Underbelly Arts seeks innovative new works for 2015 festival

*Deadline for artists outside the Sydney metropolitan area extended to 14 August.

Following on from the success of the 2013 Lab and Festival at Cockatoo Island, Underbelly Arts is seeking Expressions of Interest for larger scale new works and developmental projects from artists for its 2015 Lab and Festival.

It is particularly interested in EOIs from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, artists with a disability and regional New South Wales.

Artists from the Riverina were successful in being part of the 2013 event with their Virtual Reality Project, that combined video art, LCD screens, wireless broadband and mobile tablets to capture and portray people’s lives, however banal, in order to offer the audience a voyeuristic window into the lives of others, within the constraints of wireless broadband. Regional Arts NSW as part of Regional Arts Australia’s National Strategic Projects to meet key objectives around Broadband and Digital Arts Initiatives and supported by Eastern Riverina Arts.

Other participants have included sculptors, painters, performers, dancer, publishers, designers, programmers, animators, radio makers, film makers, architects and musicians.

The festival provides successful applicants with a development residency and mentorship opportunities (the Lab), financial contribution toward the project, plus a significant amount of in-kind and production support, leading up to a presentation at the Underbelly Arts Festival, currently planned to return to Cockatoo Island mid next year.

Underbelly Arts began at Carriageworks in Sydney in 2007 as a unique event supporting the next generation of artists in the development and presentation of new work.

For full details about the Expression of Interest click here