Call for entries
Deadline: 17 December 2010

Current: An Experiment in Collecting Digital Art
An exhibition, acquisition and debate, presented in partnership by the Harris Museum & Art Gallery and folly.
25th March – 4th June 2011 – Preston/UK

Artists working in digital media are invited to propose work for a public display at and acquisition by the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, as part of ‘Current: an Experiment in Collecting Digital Art’.
This project not only celebrates innovative and creative use of new media technology, but forms a pioneering practical case study for the collection and integration of digital artworks into existing permanent collections; furthering the Harris’ quest to establish a nationally significant collection of new media art.

An expert advisory panel will select 3 -5 artists to exhibit at the Harris from 25th March – 4th June 2011, from which one artwork will be selected by a secondary expert panel for acquisition into the Harris’ permanent collection.

A public debate will be held in May 2011 to analyse the experiment and share findings and best practice on collecting digital art.

1000(GBP) exhibition fee to short-listed artists; 10,000(GBP) acquisition fee for final selection.

About Us:
The Harris is a magnificent Neo-classical Grade I listed building which opened to the public in 1893 in Preston city centre, and houses the largest galleries in Lancashire – including stunning contemporary gallery spaces.
folly is a leading digital arts agency, based in Lancaster and working across England’s North West.

How to enter:
For entry requirements, further information and free registration for submission, please visit: http://current-experiment.org.uk