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CLASS OF 2022


CIRCA x Dazed Class of 2022 returns bigger and brighter with an open call for new media creators and world builders to win the #CIRCAECONOMY cash prize of £30,000 and see their work appear on London’s iconic Piccadilly Lights screen in September.

This year’s theme ‘A FUTURE WORLD’ is inspired by the CIRCA 2022 manifesto ‘And Now We Build Worlds’, calling for new media responses with a two-and-a-half minute moving image work. This could be an existing piece of work or a new creation. It’s entirely up to you!

The annual ‘Class of’ showcases the best-in-class of new-gen moving image artists and new media creators. Following a month-long open call, a shortlist of 30 will be selected by this year’s jury panel including Arca, Martine Syms, Precious Okoyomon, Norman Rosenthal and Hans Ulrich Obrist. The winner of the #CIRCAECONOMY £30,000 cash prize will be announced in October.

Want to win £30,000 and see your work on London’s iconic Piccadilly Lights screen? Now’s your chance. All you have to do is fill out the form below and submit your work before the 31 July 2022.

 

CIRCA x Dazed Class of 2022, Piccadilly Lights

 

Entry Requirements

Please note the following requirements when submitting your video:

  • Dimensions: 1920 x 1080 px
  • Length: 2.5 minutes
  • As the work will be shown in public space, video submissions must comply with our Code of Conduct.
  • Deadline: 4pm, 31 July 2022

Eligibility Criteria

As ‘Class of’ aims to support and amplify the next generation of emerging talent, we ask that you only apply if you are within the first 5-7 years of your practice. We welcome applicants over the age of 18 from artists and collectives of all nationalities and locations.

The winner of Class of 2022 will be awarded a 10 minute slot on Piccadilly Lights in 2023 to present a new work created using the £30,000 #CIRCAECONOMY cash prize.

 

    TERMS & CONDITIONS

    CIRCA X DAZED CLASS OF 2022

    1. The open call

    1.1 CIRCA kicked off in October 2020 with a manifesto that challenged the concept of public art by pausing digital adverts across screens in Piccadilly Circus, Milan, New York, Melbourne, Tokyo and Seoul a.o. with new work by 48 artists that provoked dialogue in the public space, whilst generating funds in support of the art & culture community.

    Dazed is an independent British fashion, culture and arts magazine with a reputation for groundbreaking photography, fashion and editorial. It was founded by Jefferson Hack and photographer Rankin as Dazed & Confused in 1991.

    Last September 2021, we introduced the CIRCA x Dazed Class of 2021, a global call for new media artists which resulted in a shortlist of 30 artists who each got a day throughout September to showcase their work on the Piccadilly Lights. The final winner was selected by Marina Abramović and received the inaugural #CIRCAECONOMY prize of £30,000. This September 2021, we continue the ‘Class of’ initiative with a new open call for new media talent. 

    1.2 We are inviting you to contribute a 2.5min video work in response to this year’s theme: ‘A FUTURE WORLD’

    1.3 To submit, applicants must fill out a submission form on CIRCA.ART. Please note the following requirements when submitting your video:

    • Dimensions: 1920 x 1080 px
    • Length: 2.5 minutes
    • As the work will be shown in public space, video submissions must comply with CIRCA’s Code of Conduct.

    As ‘Class of’ aims to support and amplify the next generation of emerging talent, we ask that you only apply if you are within the first 5-7 years of your practice. We welcome applicants from artists and collectives of all ages over 18, nationalities and locations.

    The winner of Class of 2022 will be awarded a 10 minute slot on Piccadilly Lights in 2023 to present a new work created using the £30,000 #CIRCAECONOMY cash prize.

    1.4 A curated selection of public submissions will be featured on CIRCA.ART, Dazed.com and on the Piccadilly Lights in London throughout September 2022.      

    1.5 Committed to creating equal opportunity for all, CIRCA and Dazed have appointed a jury to select a short list of 30 entrants. The winner will be selected during Frieze 2022 and in addition to the cash prize of £30,000, will win a 10min slot on the Piccadilly Lights in 2023. 

    2. Who we are

    The prize draw is being promoted by Circa Art Limited (Company number 07284783) whose registered office is at Bury Lodge, Bury Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk, England, IP14 1JA (CIRCA) and Waddel LTD whose registered office is at Second Floor, 2 Arundel Street London WC2R 3DA (DAZED).

    3. How to enter

    3.1 The open call will run from 09:00 (Greenwich Mean Time) on 23 June 2022 (Opening Date) to 16:00 (GMT) on 31 July 2022 (Closing Date) inclusive.

    3.2 All entries must be received by CIRCA by no later than 16:00 (GMT) on the Closing Date. All entries received after the Closing Date will not be accepted. 

    3.3 To enter the open call, complete and submit the online entry form by the Closing Date, through the submission box on our website. (entry).

    3.4 The open call is free to enter and no purchase is necessary. There is no charge to register for use of our website.

    3.5 CIRCA will not accept:

    (a) responsibility for entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any postal failure, equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind; or 

    (b) proof of posting or transmission as proof of receipt of entry to the prize draw.

    3.6 By submitting an entry, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.

    3.7 For help with entries, please send an email to info@circa.art.

    4. Eligibility

    4.1 The open call is open to all residents worldwide, and beyond, who are aged 18 years or over.

    4.2 In entering the open call, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim the prize. CIRCA may require you to provide proof that you are eligible to enter the open call.

    4.3 CIRCA will not accept entries that are:

    (a) automatically generated by computer;

    (b) completed by third parties or in bulk;

    (c) illegible, have been altered, reconstructed, forged or tampered with;

    (d) photocopies and not originals; 

    (e) abusive, obscene, discriminatory, racist, harassing, derogatory, defamatory, pornographic or otherwise inappropriate; or

    (f) incomplete.

    4.4 There is a limit of one entry per person. Any entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted.

    4.5 CIRCA reserves all rights to disqualify you if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the open call.

    5. The prize

    5.1 The winner will receive a #CIRCAECONOMY cash prize of £30,000 #(prize).

    5.2 The £30,000 cash prize must be used to develop a new 10 minute moving image work relating to the theme ‘A Future World’ which will be shown on Piccadilly Lights in 2023.

    5.3 CIRCA reserves the right to replace the prize with an alternative prize of equal or higher value if circumstances beyond CIRCA’s control makes it necessary to do so.

    5.4 The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and non-negotiable.

    6. Winner

    6.1 The winner will be chosen by the appointed jury after 20:22 on 13 October 2022 and the selection will be supervised by CIRCA. The award ceremony will be “live” streamed locally, published on Instagram live and the winner will receive an email shortly after.

    6.2 The decision of CIRCA regarding any aspect of the open call is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.

    6.3 CIRCA will contact the winner personally as soon as practicable, using the email address provided with the entry. CIRCA will not amend any contact information once the entry form has been submitted.

    6.4 If a winner does not respond to CIRCA within 7 days of being notified by CIRCA, then the winner’s prize will be forfeited and CIRCA will be entitled to select another winner in accordance with the process described above.

    6.5 CIRCA must either publish or make available information that indicates that a valid award took place. To comply with this obligation CIRCA will publish the name and county of the winner and his/her winning entries on its website. If you object to your name being published or made available, please contact CIRCA at info@circa.art.

    7. Claiming the prize

    7.1 CIRCA will send the prize to the winner by email.

    7.2 The prize may not be claimed by a third party on your behalf.

    7.3 CIRCA will make all reasonable efforts to contact the winner.

    7.4 CIRCA does not accept any responsibility if you are not able to take up the prize.

    8. Limitation of liability

    Insofar as is permitted by law, CIRCA, Waddell Ltd, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of CIRCA or Waddell Ltd, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.

    9. Intellectual property rights in the entry

    9.1 You agree that CIRCA may, but is not required to, feature the entry and any accompanying material submitted to CIRCA regardless of whether or not you are the winner: 

    1. on circa.art and dazed.com websites;
    2. on-screen on Piccadilly Lights; and
    3. in any other media, whether now known or invented in the future, and in connection with any publicity of the prize draw.

    9.2 You agree to grant CIRCA and Waddell Ltd a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable licence, for the full period of any intellectual property rights in the entry and any accompanying materials, to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format and sub-licence the entry and any accompanying materials for such purposes.

    9.3 You warrant that:

    (a) you are the sole legal and beneficial owner of, and own all the rights and interests in, the entry;

    (b) you have not licensed or assigned the intellectual property rights in the entry; 

    (c) the entry has not been copied wholly or substantially from any other source and will not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third party; and

    (b) the entry does not contain any defamatory matter nor breach any contract or law including (without limitation) data protection law, the Official Secrets Act 1989 and other legislation relating to national security, nor breach any duty of confidentiality, infringe any copyright or data protection rights, nor constitute contempt of court or obscenity.

    9.4 You, being the sole author of the entry, waive all moral rights in respect of the use to be made of the entry under these terms and conditions to which you may now or at any future time be entitled under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 or under any similar legislation from time to time in force anywhere in the world.

    10. Data protection and publicity

    10.1 CIRCA will only process your personal information as set out in the privacy policy at https://circa.art/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/CIRCA-PRIVACY-POLICY.pdf 

    11. General

    11.1 If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions, CIRCA may, at its sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude you from participating in the prize draw.

    11.2 CIRCA reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the prize draw where it becomes necessary to do so.

    11.3 These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

    12. Entry restrictions

    12.1 NUDITY, DRUG USE, VIOLENCE & ADULT LANGUAGE Any artwork depicting sexualised/explicit nudity, drug use, sexually suggestive imagery, violent or threatening imagery will not be permitted under any circumstances. Adult language will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis but should be avoided where possible. Racist terms will always be avoided. 

    12.2 INCITEMENT OF CRIME AND DISORDER The following content shall not be broadcast: • Content which directly or indirectly amounts to a call to criminal action or disorder; • Material promoting or encouraging engagement in terrorism or other forms of criminal activity or disorder; and/or • Hate speech which is likely to encourage criminal activity or lead to disorder. 

    12.3 PROMOTING TOLERANCE Exploration of topical social and political issues will be considered however these must be conveyed sensitively. Content should not include abusive or derogatory treatment of individuals, groups, religions, political organisations or communities. 

    12.4 CHILDREN Content considered inappropriate to children will not be broadcast pre-Watershed (after 05:30 or before 21:00). 

    12.5 POLITICS & RELIGION Works must not incite demonstration or protest or make direct political endorsements of or challenges to political parties or governments. 

    12.6 FLASHING IMAGERY Extreme care must be taken not to cause distractions to drivers or pose a risk to photosensitive epilepsy sufferers. As such, we ask that flickering, strobing effects or very quick edits which vary in contrast and brightness are avoided. 

    12.7 BRANDS AND THIRD-PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Please avoid featuring brand names and logos either in visuals or audio. If using any materials containing third-party intellectual property (copyright, trademarks, etc.), please ensure that all necessary permissions are received before submitting Proposals. 

    12.8 PRIVACY For any material broadcast that contains personal data relating to individuals other than the artist concerned (who is deemed to have consented through their engagement with this initiative), the source of the content should have the necessary rights in place to make this personal data public and that the individuals concerned were made aware that their personal data would enter into the public domain. This is particularly relevant where individuals are vulnerable, such as young people (under 13) and those suffering from mental or physical illnesses.

    1. If other persons can be identified in the artwork apart from the participant, such artwork may only be submitted by the participant if the third party/parties has/have consented to this and there is no infringement upon any third party privacy or other rights. The Promoter may ask the Participant for evidence of any such consents.
    2. Submissions containing any defamatory, obscene, illegal, offensive, or any other unsuitable material will be disqualified and withdrawn by the Promoter. Submissions must be suitable to be published or used online by the Promoter.