Life Online Open Commission

The Life Online [open source] open commission call has now closed.

Thanks to everyone who submitted entries. The team will be in touch over the next two weeks to advise entrants who have been selected for interview at the Museum on Wednesday 24 August.

Life Online comprises our new permanent and temporary exhibition galleries devoted to exploring the history, social impact and future of the internet, which open in March 2012.

The inaugural exhibition to launch the new temporary exhibition space is entitled [Open Source]. This exhibition celebrates the internet's open source culture of sharing and collaboration, while examining current threats to net neutrality which could signify the end of the open nature of the internet as we know it.

Several newly commissioned artworks will be included in the [Open Source] exhibition. One of these brand new works will be an open commission and we are inviting UK-based artists to submit ideas based on the theme of the internet's open source culture of sharing and collaboration.

A budget of £10,000 is available and the deadline for submissions is Wednesday 27 July.

Life Online is supported by the regional development agency Yorkshire Forward.