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Call for Submissions: Animate OPEN – Digitalis

Animate Projects is pleased to announce a call for its first online exhibition selected from an open submission.

We are looking for works that – in a broad sense – explore, question, subvert or confound our expectations of art and the ‘digital’. Or which might be ‘anti’ the digital, emphasising the handmade, physically crafted.

The Animate OPEN is part of Digitalis, a strand of activities for 2011 that have a focus on the potential of the digital space as a site for artistic production.

Animate Projects champions experiments and creative risk taking in animation across a broad spectrum of practice. We are the only UK organisation dedicated to commissioning and exhibiting innovative animation online and on digital platforms. has an international reputation as a place to encounter outstanding work by British artists and receives more than 24,000 visitors each month.

The Animate OPEN is for complete works by UK-based artists, animators and filmmakers, produced since January 2009.

A Jury will select up to ten films for exhibition and there will be two cash prizes – one awarded by the Jury (£1000), and an Audience Prize (£300), open to a public vote. Each artist included in the exhibition will be paid a £100 fee.

Selected films will be presented online at, along with short interviews with the artists. Selected films and artists will be featured in a ‘newspaper’ catalogue and may also be included in Animate OPEN: Digitalis screenings and events.

Animate OPEN: Digitalis will be online from July 2011.

For submission guidelines, visit

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