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Frequently Asked Questions

Selection of Works

Yes. However work produced in the New Zealand context by non-New Zealanders may be eligible. Contact director@circuit.org

No. CIRCUIT is a curated site. However we gratefully accept and consider any submissions.

CIRCUIT is currently working with approximately 70 New Zealand artists and several hundred works. New works will be added to the website constantly.

Submissions are considered by the CIRCUIT Director and a rotating selection committee of artists and curators.

Putting Work Online

No. CIRCUIT only offers video for streaming.

We feel it is important to note the complete breadth of your practice. Each artist has a 300 word bio. This is the place to note your practice as a whole, and the place of the moving image within it. We can also put Exhibition Records on site; videos that document mixed media installation featuring the moving image.

Yes. The more exposure for an artist's work the better.

Distribution to Galleries, etc.

Yes - we welcome them. As with requests from 3rd parties, all curated activities outside the CIRCUIT website will be cleared with the artist first.

CIRCUIT will pass on any rental enquiry to the Artist. Longer term, CIRCUIT's goal is to distribute the collection through curated projects. We are not funded to do this at present.

No. CIRCUIT will pass on any sale enquiries to the artist.

Technical

All works on the CIRCUIT website are hosted through Vimeo.com, where they are available only to CIRCUIT staff.

Circuit Staff and Support

The CIRCUIT Director/Curator is Mark Williams. Digital Developer: Thomasin Sleigh. Production Assistant: Laura Duffy.

Board members are Aaron Lister (chair), Ana Iti (Te Rarawa) Andrew Clifford, Karl Chitham (Ngā Puhi, Te Uriroroi), Christina Barton, Martin Patrick, Shauna Mendez, Sonya Lacey.

Mark Williams, an independent curator based in Wellington. Formerly Exhibitions Manager at the New Zealand Film Archive 2004-2011. CIRCUIT was evolved following Williams' 3 month residency at London-based Artists Moving Image distributor LUX in 2009.

Creative New Zealand have funded the build of the site and the curation of works.

Your privacy is important to CIRCUIT and we want to ensure that you know what we do with any information we collect about you.

We collect your email address when you subscribe to our newsletter. We keep this information private and will not publish it or share it with any third parties.

We also collect your name, email address, and other personal details about you when you sign up for a workshop or submit a paper for our symposia. Again, we keep this information private and will not share it with any third parties.

CIRCUIT runs three social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We welcome interaction on these platforms but we reserve the right to delete, block, or ban any person or comment that is obscene, offensive, or otherwise inflammatory.

You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information or to have it corrected, please contact us at director@circuit.org.nz.

The CIRCUIT site was designed by The Hit Factory, a Wellington-based web company who have recently returned to New Zealand after ten years working abroad in Tokyo and Berlin. The CIRCUIT logo was designed by Duncan Munro.