Register and upload a picture of your 2D art work for example,
Paintings, photos, collage (must be in JPG, TIFF or PDF format with a
minimum resoultion of 500p)
Stage 2 :
4th June -5th July
Registration closes and the featured cruator (a curator picked by NAE)
picks the best 60 entrys. The top 60 are then displayed on the
Artfinder site and voting takes place using Facebook 'likes'.
Stage 3 :
6th July - 27th July
The public then pick the top 30. These works are then displayed at an
exclusive exhibition at the New Art Exchange (winners recieve £50
towards delivery costs). The artists can also sell prints of the works
online via BLAH BLAH BLAH.
Stage 4 :
18th July - 25th August
Voting takes place during the exhibition. Two winners are picked, one
by the public, one by the featured curator. Each winner recieves £1000
cash and a custom iPad.
About Culture Cloud
CULTURE CLOUD is a digital space for artists to upload their art
work onto a web portal where a team of recognised national and
international curators and audiences will vote for the works they like.
The most popular and intriguing will be exhibited at New Art Exchange
in August 2012 in a unique exhibition which will see two of the
finalists crowned the winners of CULTURE CLOUD.
CULTURE CLOUD is a new pioneering digital project headed by New Art
Exchange, supported by a national network of galleries and visual arts
organisations. The initiative explores new ways of curating
exhibitions, engaging artists and audiences using digital technology.
CULTURE CLOUD is one of eight experimental projects selected to benefit
from the new NESTA digital fund for arts and culture. The fund
aims to support arts and cultural organisations to work with those with
digital expertise to understand the potential offered by new
technologies for arts and culture.
CULTURE CLOUD offers a unique experience to arts audiences. For the
first time the audience will play an active role in the curatorial
process using the Facebook ‘liking’ system to rate work via the CULTURE
CLOUD website, thus transforming how public gallery spaces work with
local communities and audiences in curating public gallery spaces.
The overall winners of CULTURE CLOUD will receive a cash prize of up to
£2000, a personal iPad app and the possibility of a solo show at New
Art Exchange in the future.
CULTURE CLOUD, 2012 is a real time experiment supported by
NESTA, Arts Council England and Arts Humanities Research Council
Following the launch of the £0.5 million NESTA Fund in June 2011, 495
projects applied for a total of £28.5 million worth of funding. Eight
projects were finally selected to receive funding including London
Symphony Orchestra, Imperial War Museum, The Sage Gateshead and New Art
New Art Exchange have partnered with a number of galleries and visual
arts organizations nationally who will support the project including
championing a number of artists in the application process. Project
partners include: FACT, Asian Triennial Manchester, Next Level Project,
Arts Admin, Format Festival/Derby Quad, Primary, Midlands Art Centre
(MAC) and Cornerhouse. The academic research partner is Birmingham City