Phoenix Archive Project Commissions

2x £4,250 Com­mis­sions to cre­ative­ly respond to recent­ly digi­tised archive film footage.

17:00 03/01/24
Contact Name
Luke Hagan
Exeter Phoenix is seeking to commission 2x new creative responses for their Phoenix Archive Project.
The Phoenix Archive contains approximately 5 hours of previously unseen footage from the 1930’s through to the early 60’s, shot on silent 16mm film – which, with support from The Radcliffe Trust & @heritagefunduk, is now restored and digitised to 2K video!

The two commissions, worth £4250 each, are open to artists, filmmakers or anyone with a creative practice to develop creative responses to the footage.

These commissioned works can focus on specific sections, ideas, visuals or themes presented by the archive, and are not required to respond to the archive as a whole.

Alongside the creative output, successful applicants will be required to run a series of public workshops in collaboration with our project partners, facilitating creative responses and interaction with the archive in communities across Devon.

Commissions are open to creative practitioners based in the south west region, who are able to deliver work in Devon.