RAW Moves is pleased to open our annual call for local and international artists to submit proposals for the next edition of RawGround (RG) 2024/25.
RawGround is one of our core platforms, aimed to promulgate a curated mini-showcase that nurtures dialogue through the trajectory of widening our perception of daily life. The short films are conducted by artists and practitioners of diverse disciplines, each reinstating the scope of aesthetics of the everyday.
We will be continuing with the form of the past two editions and looking to work with six selected artists to conceptualise and create two new short film-works per artist, responding to this edition's theme of "Balancing – The movement of consciousness".
As the concluding theme of RAW Moves' three-year exploration of "Reconstructing Worlds: A Movement of Curiosity", we delve into the paradigm of consciousness:
Consciousness is never fixed: our instinctive perceptions and conscious responsiveness always evolve, each one building on the chances and choices we encounter in our lives. Starting from points of confusion and uncertainty, our consciousness can pivot towards innovations of form and function or shift the weight of our personal focus without needing pre-determined processes, defined outputs, or even the need for an 'end' goal. By following its integrity and freedom, the movement of our individual and collective consciousness can balance the demands of resilience and promises of refinement.
Selected artist-collaborators will be offered artist fees from RAW Moves for the conceptualisation and creation of the two film-works~. In the six-to-eight weeks creative process, each artist will be collaborating and supported by our artistic director and resident dramaturg to deliver two films. In addition to financial support, appointed artist-collaborators will be able to develop their portfolio, articulate ideas and enrich their creative processes through engaging diverse perspectives. This cultural exchange opportunity also offers visibility and chances to connect and interact with arts professionals and audiences from around the world.
The final vignette of films will be launched at a physical screening session in Singapore* in the first quarter of 2025, which will includes artists' talks and workshops. The extended events also offers networking opportunities with fellow artist-collaborators and local audiences. Digital access to the films will be provided on www.rawground.sg for two weeks subsequent to the film launch for both local and international audiences.
~The deliverables are two short films of 5 to 10 minute duration each. Films completed prior to the start of this project based on contractual date are not eligible for submission.*Artists will need to self-fund their trip to Singapore for the launch event.
We invite you to journey with us by sharing your film proposal with us through the online application form on our website: https://rawmoves.net/open-call-24-25/. The open call closes on 31 December 2023 and late proposals will not be accepted.
In your proposal submission, you will need to provide the following information:
1. Brief description of conceptual idea and design
2. Explain how the idea relates to the theme and why you think your film topic is relevant and important
3. Brief summary of your projected timeline and deliverables.
4. Profile(s), CV(s) or portfolio(s) of participating artist(s).
5. Any supporting documents as deemed fit such as, but not limited to, references, photos, proposal board with graphics, sketches.