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IMAGINE ARTS FESTIVAL OPEN CALL 2021

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday 30th June 2021

‘Imaginings’ – A Work-In-Progress Performance Opportunity

Are you in the process of creating a new work or have an idea you want to develop?

Imagine Arts Festival is offering an exciting opportunity for 3 artists / groups of artists, to present a work in progress at Imagine Arts Festival 2021. We are accepting applications from artists of all performance disciplines (Dance, Theatre, Circus, Multidisciplinary etc.) We are particularly interested in hearing from artists based in Co. Waterford and the South East of Ireland.

The Imagine In-Development performance ‘IMAGININGS’ will take place at 5pm on Sat 23rd of October in a non-theatre space in Waterford. The three sharings will be open to the public and are an opportunity to test your ideas on an audience and for an audience to express feedback to the artists. The Festival will be in a position to support these showings with some technical support as required.

What we can offer

The chosen artists/companies will receive €500 towards developing their idea and presenting a sharing to an audience.

Imagine Arts Festival will select one of the projects to discuss supporting the presentation of a fully developed work for the festival in the future. This project will be chosen by Imagine’s Advisory team.

Minimal tech support on the day of the showing

Structured audience feedback

A film of the live sharing

We will handle all marketing and promotion of the event.

We cannot cover accommodation, travel or per diem costs.

We cannot host aerial rigging in the venue.

To apply please email imaginefestofficial@gmail.com with the following:

  • Title and short description of the proposed work (max 300 words)
  • Name of the choreographer/writer/director/lead artist, a short biography/CV and jpg images
  • Names of performers if different from above
  • Length of sharing (20 min max).
  • A short video link of the work so far (no longer than 2 minutes) or videos of your past work if you do not yet have footage or a script if it is a text-based piece.  Please direct any queries for the attention of Nora at imaginefestofficial@gmail.com
  • For further information about the festival, please visit www.imagineartsfestival.com

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday 30th June 2021

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