Call for Artists 2015

***Call for Artists*** with amendments

Deadline: 4th September 2015

Building on last year’s WROUGHT Festival, we aim to showcase the practice of up to 20 artists working in one-to-one, or micro-audience performance, at WROUGHT 2015. Over the weekend of the 9th – 11th October, we are going to fill The Hide in Sheffield with innovative performance art and we would like to invite up to 8 emerging artists from across the UK to take part.

Applicants don’t necessarily need to have previous experience in one-to-one (one performer/one audience member) and pieces considered work-in-progress are welcome. However, you have to be able to demonstrate a strong and clear idea about the final piece you are presenting, or developing towards the festival.

The requirements are simple:

It should be: 1) a performance piece for an audience of one 2) up to 30 minutes in length, and 3) a new piece of work.

Any interpretations of these requirements are welcome, whether they be an encounter between two individuals, a piece of durational performance, an installation which engages one person at a time, or an immersive one-to-one performance using audio-visual.  All that we ask is that you are innovative and ambitious.

We can provide a variety of spaces, ranging from a disused bathroom, to a cavernous basement. Likewise, you can take your performance outside into the streets, or use a public space. We’re happy to talk through possibilities and ideas.

As a selected emerging artist you will get: an opportunity to develop your piece further at a scratch performance event organised by WROUGHT in September; £100 towards expenses and props needed to produce your piece at WROUGHT; the chance to present your work alongside a range of nationally acclaimed artists within the festival; and additional, on-going support from the producers.

Please note that the artist’s fee proposed above (£100 towards expenses) includes any travel or accommodation costs.

Please send us your application to by Friday 4th September 2015 with the details specified below:

Your artist CV with personal details (name, affiliation, email address and contact number). Please include any recent practice in your CV.

The details of your performance piece. Please indicate as much as you know at this point, including title, synopsis, tech requirement (e.g. lighting, props), duration, how many times you can perform in a day, whether you need an assistant/usher with a specific role, etc.

Risk assessment of your piece. This can be a list of potential risks and health and safety issues at this point. Selected artists must complete a risk assessment form at a later date.

Your availability between Wednesday 7th – Sunday 11th October 2015. Wednesday 7th – Thursday 8th are the preparatory period (get in, setting up, rehearsal) and Friday 9th – Sunday 11th are the actual performance days.

Please drop us a line if you have any queries as to the application process. We will respond as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Moe and Erin

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