Re-invented, Re-created, Re-imagined

Call out for artists for our funded commission Wherefore ART Thou? 

Wherefore ART thou? is an art and design project for recent graduates* from Birmingham City University and De Montfort University, which will culminate with an exhibition in October 2021.

We want to commission recently graduated artists and post-graduate arts students to create artwork for venues around Birmingham, taking as your inspiration Radio and Juliet, a 21st-century reimagining of the story of Romeo and Juliet, danced to the music of Radiohead.

We are looking for work that re-imagines, re-creates and re-invents Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Radio and Juliet in a new and exciting way. Artwork can be from any art form, including visual, performing and digital arts, and we welcome proposals with an interdisciplinary approach and arts installations.

There’s a production budget of up to £1000 per commission, and what’s more you’ll get to work with award-winning multi-media artists Kristin and Davy McGuire and receive one-to-one mentorship throughout the project. You’ll also be invited to Birmingham Royal Ballet to talk to the team behind the show, experience masterclasses from arts professionals and meet our director, Carlos Acosta.

Closing date for applications 6 August
Creative mentorship with Kristin and Davy McGuire begins 23 August
Exhibition runs 4–17 October

Radio Juliet Wherefore Art Thou

* This artist commission is open to BCU and DMU post graduate students and recent graduates only. Those who are eligible include post-graduate students from any arts course and students graduating in 2021 and 2020 from the following:

DMU Undergraduate courses
Animation; Architecture; Creative Music Technology; Dance; Drama; Fashion Design; Fashion, Communication & Styling; Film Studies; Fine Art; Game Art; Games Production; Graphic Design; Media Production; Music Technology; Music, Technology & Performance; Performing Arts; Photography & Video; Visual Effects

BCU Undergraduate courses
Art & Design; Architecture; Computer Games Technology; Costume Design and Practice; Design for Performance; Digital Film Production; Digital Media Computing; Fashion Design; Filmmaking; Film Studies; Fine Art; Illustration; Media and Communication'; Media Production; Music Technology; Photography; Textile Design; Video Game; Visual Effects

For further information and queries, please contact Hannah MacGregor, Engagement Coordinator, Birmingham Royal Ballet

Telephone: 0121 245 3134

Image: Radio and Juliet.© Marta Tiberiu.