Video Artists, Do You Want Your Work Shown on Piccadilly Lights?

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The winners of Dazed and Circa’s ‘Class of 2021’ competition will have their short films showcased on the world’s most iconic public screens

As part of Dazed and Circa’s newly launched Class of 2021 initiative, the magazine and digital arts platform are offering budding video artists the opportunity to have their work showcased on the world’s most iconic public screens – including Piccadilly Lights in London, K-Pop Square in Seoul, and Shinjuku in Tokyo.

For a chance to be considered, applicants must simply submit a two-and-a-half minute short film in response to the theme Communion – as set by interdisciplinary artist Angel Rose – before the deadline of 9 June 2021. The 30 winners will not only have their work up in lights for the duration of September of this year, but will be further platformed across Dazed’s social media channels, and gain free access to the Dazed Space, a new multimedia studio complex in London. The most impressive finalist will additionally receive a cash prize of £30,000 – from #CircaEconomy funds – to help launch their career.

“This summer Dazed celebrates 30 years of championing next generation of creative talent, making it serendipitous that this year we also launch this prize with Circa to platform the 30 next big names in art,“ says Dazed’s executive editorial director Lynette Nylander of the project. “It’s never been a more challenging time for young artists, so we’re hoping that this new partnership will create important new opportunities.” 

Entries to Class of 2021 are open now and run until midnight on 9 June 2021. Find out how to enter here.