Stuff-Art, an Australian Film Commission (AFC) initiative designed to generate entertaining online content, will premiere eight new works on the World Wide Web from May 25.
Stuff-Art is in its second year and the initiative has been so successful that the AFC, in collaboration with Triple J and ABC Online, will run Stuff-Art 2000. The AFC is currently seeking to fund eight new applicants (grants are valued up to $5,000).
Stuff-Art commissions artists to produce innovative and compact works for the web. The challenge is to make an entertaining interactive work that is less than 1.4MB in size and downloads quickly. The results of the second round of the initiative, Stuff-Art 99 can be found at http://stuff-art.abc.net.au
The aims of Stuff-Art are:
to produce challenging and original Australian interactive online content which is immediately engaging and is driven by good ideas rather than purely by technology;
to provide an online exhibition outlet and showcase for "compact" Australian interactive entertainment;
to showcase the creative abilities of Australian digital media artists to national and international audiences.
Applications open on May 25 1999 and close August 20 1999.
More information is available from the Stuff-Art website (http://stuff-art.abc.net.au), by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and at offices of the AFC:
Level 4, 150 William Street
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Tel: 61-2 9321 6444
Fax: 61-2 9357 3737
Toll-free: 1800 22 6615
Level 2, 120 Clarendon Street
Southbank Vic 3006
Tel: 61-3 9279 3400
Fax: 61-3 9696 1476
Toll-free: 1800 33 8430