How to Apply

Please submit your proposals to by 11:59PM, SUN 22 AUGUST 2021. Successful submissions will be presented in an online exhibition on our website, , launching in September 2021. Check out our previous online exhibition, Feather Dusting/Future Lusting , for reference. We are looking for work that provides a thoughful and critical fulfilment of the brief(s).

The submission is to include the following:

• A short description of who you are and your practice (50-200 words).

• A short description of your chosen character(s), outlining who, through your imagination, she/they has become (50-200 words).

• A proposal of the artwork(s) for submission (100-1000 words).

• Documentation (i.e. images and videos) of the final artwork (for existing work).

• Concept sketches and/or documentation of experiments (for new proposals or work-in-progress).

• Any links to your website, Instagram or other social media (optional).

Submissions may take any creative format, as long as the work or an adaptation can be
exhibited online.

Formats might include (but are not limited to):

• Video/moving image

• Digital illustration

• Sound (or sound-based)

• Text-based

• Design

• Live performance (recorded or livestreamed online)

• Documentation of performance (for existing or past work)

Please use a filesharing platform such as WeTransfer if necessary.

More information:

• All applicants will be notified of their acceptance by SUN 29 AUGUST 2021.

• Applicants may submit more than one proposal.

• We also welcome submissions relating to other Greek female mythical characters.

Diversity, representation and acessibility:

In line with Kleió’s ethos, we particularly welcome submissions from early-career artists/ practitioners, marginalised identities and groups who are underrepresented in the cultural sector, including those from the LGBTQIA+, working class, POC and disabled communities.

Our ethos:
Our curatorial approach values working together with artists to facilitate, develop and realise their ideas, emphasising sustained engagement with artists’ practices. The final project will therefore be responsive to the successful proposals received.

Contact us:
If you have any questions, feedback or concerns, do contact us via email or Instagram.

IG: @kleio.collective

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