Exhibitions Programme Submissions

Submissions for Alchemy Film & Arts’ 2019-20 Exhibitions Programme are now open! 

We invite proposals of moving-image installations to be exhibited between September 2019 and March 2020 in the Scottish Borders town of Hawick.

Alchemy Film & Arts’ Exhibitions Programme, situated within Hawick Town Centre, presents the most groundbreaking film and moving image from around the world and offers opportunities to engage with the work and its subject matters to both international and local audiences.

Proposals of artists’ moving-image are welcome from any part of the world – we celebrate a diverse range of works, from emerging and established artists at any stage in their career. Proposals should consider moving-image work in the context of a public installation: we strongly favour proposals that are conceived with this exhibition context in mind. 

We offer selected artists:
£500 artist fee
Accommodation in Hawick during install and exhibition opening
A skilled, on-site technician
AV equipment where required
Gallery space and invigilation
Curatorial support
Marketing support
Exhibition photography

To apply, please submit a proposal detailing the concept and requirements of your exhibition via the form below by 10 June 2019

If you have any questions, please contact us.


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We welcome submissions from all countries.
Works produced within the last 2 years will stand a greater chance of success.
Please tell us as much information as possible about the nature of the work and how you intend to use the space. More detail here will help with the selection process.
Please tell us the specific technical requirements of the work, for example - how many screens, projectors, monitors or any specific audio requirements, or set up of the space, or specific playback device.
If selected, this text will be used in our printed programme and website. Please give no more than 30 words.
Please provide a short biography of the Director / Artist. At least 30 words but no more than 100 words. If selected, this may be published on our website.
Please list any previous or forthcoming public screenings of this work including festivals and gallery installations.
If Alchemy host this work, would it be a premiere in either Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe or the World? We do prefer work that has not previously been seen in Scotland, though premiere status is certainly not a requirement.
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Please upload a still image from the submitted work, suitable for use on our website or printed publicity material should your film be accepted. Please make sure the image is 72dpi only - large images of 300dpi may cause your entry to be rejected.
We prefer password protected Vimeo links for preview purposes. We do not accept Dropbox or WeTransfer files sent to us for preview purposes.
Please provide a link to an online preview (ie. Vimeo or equivalent), plus any password needed for access. We prefer you do NOT use services like Dropbox, WeTransfer or YouSendIt for preview copies. A video streaming service like Vimeo makes it much easier for us to preview your film. Please make sure the link and password remain valid for at least 10 months from the date of submission.

Your contact details

Please include international dialling code if outside the UK.
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You can anything else you would like us to see here - CV, biography, filmography, press release or other promotional material.
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If your work is selected we may use your photo in promotional materials, it helps us if you attach it here in advance.
Is there anything else you want to say to us about this proposal?
The information you have entered on this form will be used for the purposes of reviewing your entry and will not be distributed to any third party.