Trajectories II: Call for Proposals

Price: FREE

This is a free event and open to all, so no ticket is required.

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About this event

Trajectories is an exciting three-year programme of thematic events exploring the potential of creative learning and making to help us engage critically with current and future issues of the world.

How do these subjects help bridge ideas, challenge our perspectives of viewing the world, and contribute to society? Art, design, and technology support vital skills needed for a thriving society, throughout education and beyond: critical thinking, problem solving, the ability to engage creatively with social issues, among others. They help us understand and give meaning to the world we live in.

The Trajectories programme will showcase ground breaking new work and provide an opportunity for academics, creative practitioners, students and audiences to consider these themes and engage in critical discussions about the state, role and importance of art, design and technology.

Trajectories I explored technology and the nature of truth and included a day of talks investigating how art and art education can help us reflect and engage critically with the moral and ethical debates of our time, whilst also helping us navigate through a complex technological world. In Trajectories II we will be looking to develop these ideas further.

To see all the Trajectories events so far, click here

Proposals for the exhibition and workshops, are welcome from recent graduates or postgraduate students and/or currently studying on a MA/MFA/PGDip/PhD or equivalent course in the UK, producing new media art, digital art/design, interaction design and similar.

Watermans will provide assistance for installation, transport and an honorarium.

Deadline for submissions is 5pm on Sunday 28 October 2018

Proposals will be accepted from artists within three years of graduating and current students on an MA/MFA/PGDip/PhD or equivalent course.

This will be a group exhibition; applicants should therefore consider how their proposal would fit alongside other artworks.

Proposed artworks should be no larger than 2m x 2m x 2m.

Key Dates
Call for proposal opens: 10 September 2018
Deadline for submissions: 28 October 2018
Notification of successful applicants: late November 2018
Installation: 9-21 January 2019
Exhibition Opens: 22 January 2019
Exhibition Closes: 3 March 2019
De-installation: 4 & 5 March 2019

Please send your proposals via email to with subject line ‘Trajectories II Open Call’.

Proposals should include the following:
– Artist’s name
– Artwork title, description, dimensions, medium
– Artist’s CV
– Artist’s statement
– A max. of 5 images of the artwork (max. 1MB each)


Works for the exhibition will be selected by a curatorial panel. Successful applicants will be notified by email by the end of November 2018. Due to the large number of applications we may not be able to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

About Watermans

Watermans is the major arts centre in West London and an independent charity with a wide outreach programme. We house an independent cinema, 250-seat theatre, contemporary art gallery and creative spaces for the community. There’s a year-round programme of film, children’s theatre, performing arts such as cabaret and comedy, and a cutting-edge year-round programme of exhibitions showing the work of leading digital and new media artists. We’re a social enterprise which means that any money we make is ploughed back into providing events and opportunities to take part for the whole community.

Our mission is to bring communities together through cultural participation.

This is a free event and open to all, so no ticket is required.

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