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#WIP: An Online Exhibition 

About “Work in Progress” and “Working Process”

15.10.2020- 15.01.2021


We are calling for artists to participate in the online exhibition #WIP about Work in Progress and Working Process that will launch Queer Art Projects’ new digital platform: QAP Digital. 


#WIP focuses on the incomplete and the ongoing, not the finished and the polished; the trial, the error, and the endless rehearsal, not the perfected work of art that hides all the traces of its creation and renders invisible the messy process behind it, which is retrospectively called progress. 


#WIP is interested in the erasures and hesitations, the stumblings and dead ends, the starting over and over again, as well as the abandoned or forgotten attempts. 


#WIP would like to present and exhibit the various stages of creation, side by side with the finished artwork.


#WIP will bring together artworks selected through two different processes: a curated section and a selection from the applications to the Call for Artworks. Both processes will be conducted by a team of curators consisting of Mihaela Brebenel, Giulia Casalini, Tuna Erdem, Seda Ergul, Sarah Hayden, and Mine Kaplangi.


Examples of the types of work we are looking to include, but are not limited to: 


  • Sketchbooks


  • Paintings/drawings/collages accompanied by preliminary sketches or documentation of its creation: either videos while you were working on it, or photos of the work in various stages of completion. 


  • Videos accompanied by storyboards, set photos, making of documentations etc.


  • Performance / Live art documentation (in video, series of photographs or objects) especially of process-based and durational work.  


  • Rehearsal videos of dance or music performances, preferably with footage from different stages of progress. 


We are interested in showcasing the work processes, of either still in-progress or already finished work. If the work has already been completed, please also send us the final work. 


The application is open to UK based artists only. Priority will be given to queer and/or PoC artists. The chosen artists will receive a £100 artist fee. Applying to the CFA is free of charge.


To apply please complete the application form by 14 September 2020.





#WIP is produced by Queer Art Projects using funds from Arts Council England Emergency Response Funds.

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