The Birds Eye Arts Trust Award 2010

Job: The Bird’s Eye Arts Trust Award 2010
Artform: Various
Paid?: £10k for winning submission
Location: Anywhere

The Birds Eye Arts Trust invites applications for its 2010 prize. The prize consists of £10,000 for an artist or arts collective to realise their vision of a large-scale arts project based on the subject of breaded fish.

For 35 years, Birds Eye Foods have operated an arts trust which awarded prizes to artists to develop their work and gain a leg-up in the professional arts world. This was in accordance with the wishes of their founder, Sir Sebastian Bird, a Victorian philanthropist who understood the symbiotic relationship between food production and a thriving artistic community.

The prize money has risen over the years and currently stands at £10,000, which the artist, company or artistic collective must use in the production of a large-scale arts project on the subject of fish, breadcrumbs, batter, or the combination of the three.

Applicants must fill out an initial expression of interest, from which a shortlist will be created. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited onto Captain Birds Eye’s ship to spend time at the Captain’s Table, soaking up the company ethos over a slap-up meal.

After this, Applicants must make a final submission, which will consist of a proposal of no less than 5,000 words, any supporting photographs, diagrams or media, and a tasty and healthy meal prepared for the selection panel by the applicants. (Applicants are reminded that Birds Eye also produce Garden Peas, which the selection panel like very much.)

Applications that mention potato waffles are favoured, if only to prove how waffley versatile the artist or art collective can be.

Winners will be notified through a carefully-selected tin of Alphabetti Spaghetti. That isn’t a Bird’s Eye product, but we like it nonetheless.

Birds Eye wish good luck to all applicants, and look forward to setting sail with them upon the Captain’s ship, to the warm seas of creative fish-based art.

Apply to NRAJ Box 8
notrealartsjobs@googlemail.com

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