Artist Commission: New Outdoor Work

Artist Commission: New Outdoor Work

Home Live Art and Applause Rural Touring invite established companies / artists with an interest in working outdoors and/or interactively to apply for a new commission.

This is an exciting opportunity to create an outdoor work to be performed in 2020 at the Knotty Festival of Performance in Hastings and be part of the Applause Rural Touring Programme throughout the South East of England.

We are looking for companies / artists that are interested in creating bold and thought-provoking work that will engage audiences in new and exciting ways.

It can be a totally new idea or the development/up-scaling of a past project.

We encourage artists from a wide-range of disciplines to apply – including live art, cabaret, activism, experimental theatre, installation, dance, sound and visual art.

Commission Outline
– Development Fee of up to £4000
– One performance at Knotty Festival, Hastings in June 2020
– Minimum of at least 5 bookings on the Applause Rural Touring Outdoor Programme 2020

Application Process

Fill in the online application form to apply

Please read carefully the application artist information sheet before applying

Deadline for applications is 9am Friday 27 September 2019.

Home Live Art and Applause Touring are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals or companies, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.

We understand that rural touring may have extra challenges for some artists and therefore we may need to have a different approach and/or provide extra support. Please contact Katy – to discuss any barriers you feel may stop you from applying.

More about us:

For more than 10 years Applause has commissioned new outdoor performance to tour across the South East. Applause Rural Touring will be programming outdoor performances into existing, locally organised village fetes, community events and Festivals in Kent and East and West Sussex. These events take place almost exclusively at weekends from May to September. The new commission will be part of the ART 2020 Outdoor season.

Home Live Art produce live events across Hastings, the South East and beyond. From the large scale spectacular to the intimate encounter, they bring audiences and artists together to create extraordinary shared experiences.

In June 2019 Home Live Art launched the Knotty Festival, a unique and adventurous festival of performance that took place across a wide-range of locations in Hastings and Bexhill. This commission will be part of the Knotty Festival 2020 programme.

Image: A String Section by Reckless Sleepers co-presented by Home Live Art and Coastal Currents in Hastings, 2014. Photograph by Alexander Brattell.

  • When Deadline: Friday 27 Sept 2019

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