Drunken Nights II – Call for proposals

DRUNKEN NIGHTS is back – and looking for exciting artists to make work for pubs. This is your opportunity to receive development support, mentoring and a £1,000 commission.

Produced by Drunken Chorus, DRUNKEN NIGHTS is a series of events and development opportunities, supporting artists to create new performance work for pubs.  The project is now in it’s second year, and Drunken Chorus [www.drunkenchorus.co.uk] are seeking new contemporary performances and live art pieces from emerging and early career practitioners – created specifically for a pub setting.

How it works:

  • Work should initially be 10 minutes or under, low tech and in the early stages of development.
  • They will select up to 15 performances to be shown in 2 London pubs (The Bell in Tower Hamlets and The Oval Tavern in Croydon) in Nov/Dec 2013.
  • They will then select 3 of the most promising artists/companies, and  provide them with development support, rehearsal space, a production budget of £1,000, and mentoring sessions with David Rosenberg (Shunt, Ring, Motor Show), Karen Christopher (Goat Island) and Julian Maynard Smith (Station House Opera).
  • The three pieces of developed work will then be showcased as a triple bill in the 2  pubs in February 2014, with potential for further UK performances later in the year.
  • Drunken Nights is supported by Arts Council England, Rich Mix, Croydon Council / Club Soda, Matthew’s Yard, Studio Film School, Arts Admin, The Bell and The Oval Tavern.

What to submit:  Details of the full brief can be downloaded via their website.  Submissions should include:

  • A completed application form (available from the website)
  • Artist CV(s) / company biog
  • Up to 5 images of your work, attached to the email (total message size must be no more than 4MB)
  • Web links and online video links should be included within the attached form.

How to apply:

  • Proposals should be sent by email to: sheena@drunkenchorus.co.uk
  • Please also include name of artist or company in the filenames of all attachments.
  • Total email size should not exceed 4MB – ANY EMAILS EXCEEDING THIS SIZE WILL BE DELETED
  • Please include ‘PROPOSAL: DRUNKEN NIGHTS’ in the subject line

For any additional questions, please contact Sheena Holliday – sheena@drunkenchorus.co.uk.

Deadline: Monday 21 October 2013 at 5pm

Source:  Arts Council e-Newsletter

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