Call for Artists: Northern Art Festival #2. Deadline: 2nd of February.

We are looking for artists to be a part of the second Northern Art Festival! When and where? Saturday 7th March in Sheffield, at Theatre Delicatessen’s Old Woolworths on The Moor. What? We’re looking for performances: live art, theatre, music, dance, spoken word – anything, so long as it’s live, and you’re based in the North. At least four performances will be selected. For this particular Northern Art we are asking for performances to in some way address the idea of politics. This is a very broad theme and can be interpreted in any way you see fit. Please email with the following information by 2nd of February. We will then respond to you with our decision by the 4th February. -Your name/company name -Your contact details -The names of everyone involved in your performance -Who you are: what you do, how you work, who you hope to reach, what your ethos is. -The performance you’d like to do. What inspired it, what’s it like to watch or experience? It doesn’t need to be something you’ve already performed, or even already created, but you’ll need to explain it more clearly if it’s only an idea at this point. – Evidence of your work. This can be video or sound recordings, reviews, photos, pieces of writing, or anything else that lets us know what your work is like. It can be work you’ve done in the past, as well as the piece you’re proposing. Links are easier than attachments. (Attachments are still fine.) -The technical requirements of your show. Be specific and clear: do you need a certain kind of lighting, a sound system, a certain kind of space? -Your availability on the day of the festival and the day after, to help with the get-in and get-out. You will be required to help with these. -Anything else we should know. Access requirements for you or your performance? What’s the minimum age for your piece? Can you help us with anything beyond performing? Requirements: You’re available for the day of the festival, Saturday 7th March, and the get-out, Sunday 8th March. You’re a new or emerging artist or company. Unless you can already pay the bills on your art alone, you should be fine. Further information: Money: All performances must be pay-what-you-decide: donations will be pooled and split evenly between all artist companies. We can’t pay you for performing or give you money towards your performance budget. We will try to support you as much as we can, but you’ll need to be as self-sufficient as possible. Duration: your performance will ideally fit into a half-hour or hour slot. If it’s a shorter piece, you might consider repeating it several times to fill one such slot. If you can repeat the performance over the course of the night, that’s even more helpful. On the other hand, if you have an idea for a durational performance, please do apply. It’s helpful if your performance can get in and get out of a space quickly and easily, though it isn’t essential. Installations are very welcome too. You can apply with more than one performance. If you do, please send in a separate application for each performance. Please email us at with your proposal, or if you have any questions.


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