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*THIS MONTH’S ARTIST IN RESIDENCE OPPORTUNITY IS NOW CLOSED. LOOK OUT FOR FUTURE BURSTS!*

Following the success of Pocc and Clear Channel’s 2021 Art Fund which saw 41 underrepresented artists supported in amplifying their work across outdoor media in the UK, we’re back with new and exciting opportunities!

Pocc, Clear Channel and Shutterstock have teamed up in 2022 to amplify and support the creative expressions of underrepresented artists through a new Artist In Residence programme. Across the year, Pocc will be inviting artists to respond to a series of briefs that tap into topics relevant for our respected communities. Alongside providing free outdoor media advertising to amplify their artwork across billboards in the UK, we will also be investing £15,000 through £500 grants awarded to the selected artists.

WHO CAN ENTER?

This opportunity is open to all visual and verbal artists of Black African, Caribbean and Asian descent residing in the UK only. This is inclusive of photographers, illustrators, artists, painters, designers, motion graphic designers, creatives, copywriters. There is no age limit.

HOW DO I ENTER?

This month, we’re kicking off with our first theme of the year: EQUITY – What Does It Mean To you? An equitable society is one in which all can participate and prosper and reach their full potential. We want to see what equity looks like for you, whatever space you’re in. It’s time to show equity in its fullest, most glorious power.

To enter, email your artistic response to [email protected] by 10th April 2022 11:59pm with

1) Your submission:

  • VISUAL ARTISTS: High-res jpeg format. Our media sites are portrait so please submit portrait entries to take full advantage of the digital outdoor billboards.
  • VERBAL/WORD ARTISTS: 1 page of text (100 words limit). You can submit this in your own design, or as a word doc which we can fit into our template.
  • MOTION GRAPHICS ARTISTS: 4:5, MPEG4 or .MOV. Length must be 10 seconds or less. 30MB or less. Please also note that not all of our outdoor sites are motion-led, so if you are selected your work will feature across a reduced number of outdoor sites.

2) Your bio (100 words max)

3) A short description of your art (100 words max)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

If submitting imagery with models, please ensure permissions are granted for any models featured.

Final artists will need to sign a release form to give permission for your work to be showcased in Pocc, Shutterstock and Clear Channel social, online and media communications worldwide as well as in outdoor media as part of the 2022 Art Fund programme.

Final artists will be invited to become a Shutterstock Content Collaborator, although this is optional and not a pre-requisite of receiving the £500 grant.

Our team will endeavour to supply a site list before your art goes live across billboards so you can see your work live.

Final artwork will be live for up to a period of two weeks from launch.

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