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We are delighted to be working with Sheffield Doc/Fest to offer a fantastic new opportunity for an international artist to create a Virtual Reality documentary work for Sheffield Doc/Fest in June 2016.
We are offering £5000 for an artist(s) based anywhere in the world to create an imaginative virtual reality documentary work to be installed and presented as part of Sheffield Doc/Fest taking place 10 – 15 June 2016.

How To Apply

Deadline for proposals: Monday 14 March 09:00 (GMT)
For full details, see our call for proposals.
To apply, please complete our application form and return it to Ellie Robinson ( by Monday 14 March at 09:00 (GMT).


The successful project will be selected by a panel of judges.
Mark Atkin – Curator, Alternate Realities, Sheffield Doc/Fest
Mark, an expert in the realm of digital storytelling, has been involved with the Alternate Realities strand at Sheffield Doc/Fest since its original inception in 2009. Mark is also Director of Crossover and former Acting Director of Sheffield Doc/Fest.
Laura Sillars – Artistic Director, Site Gallery
Laura Sillars has worked in contemporary visual art for fifteen years at Tate Liverpool, FACT and Artangel and on the curatorial teams for the Liverpool Biennial, Abandon Normal Devices festival and Art Sheffield. She is a Clore Leadership Fellow and Sheffield Culture Consortiums Founding Chair, she produced Artangel’s first US film commission with artist Mike Kelley, and has worked on exhibitions of leading artists such and Nam June Paik and Pipilotti Rist.
Lucia Pietroiusti – Public Programmes Curator, Serpentine Galleries
Lucia Pietroiusti studied critical theory at Birkbeck, University of London (MA) and gender studies at Trinity College, Dublin (M.Phil). As Curator of Public Programmes at the Serpentine Galleries, she is in charge of Park Nights, Saturday Live, Talks and Seminar series and Serpentine Cinema, among others.
Catherine Allen – Producer, iWonder, BBC Knowledge and Learning
Catherine is a digital producer, currently working at the BBC; producing one of the BBC’s first virtual reality documentaries. She specialises in non-fiction digital products that sit in the intersection between creativity and technology. Her background is in both documentaries and tech. She is currently a resident at Bristol’s Pervasive Media Studio.

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