18 May 2017

Grants Junctures Commissions

30 BirdCambridge, England, United Kingdom

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Opportunity Description

International Deadline: June 25, 2017 – As recipients of the Arts Council Elevate fund, 30 Bird is delighted to offer 3 commissions to Artists who are interested or already engaged in trans-cultural interdisciplinary performance.

Pairs or groups of collaborators from different disciplines with an idea for a live performance event. The call out is open to applications from any field but must include an artist and a practitioner from any other discipline (Live Sciences, landscape gardening, medicine, gastronomy, social sciences, education, architectrure etc). Applications are welcome from the UK and from artists based outside the UK.

Working closely with 30 Bird, the successful partnerships will be offered a £2K commission, a week’s residency and the opportunity to research and develop an idea to be showcased at Junctures, an interdisciplinary event at the Cambridge Junction in March 2018.

Please fill in an on-line application form by Sun 25th June.
Applications will be reviewed by a selection panel chaired by 30 Bird artistic director Mehrdad Seyf and colleagues form partner organisations.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to do a presentation to the panel in early July.

Go to 30bird to watch Mehrdad talk about the commissions.

We would love to hear from artists and their collaborators who:

  1. Demonstrate a passion for interdisciplinary work as process and outcome
  2. Provide engaging, innovative and alternative ideas
  3. Demonstrate a commitment to work of a high standard
  4. Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and transcultural practice

What do we mean by interdisciplinary and transcultural?
By interdisciplinary performance we refer to work that emerges out of a dialogue between artists and practitioners from other disciplines, with both parties prepared to step outside their comfort zones in order to discover new contents and new forms.

The transcultural aspect of the call out puts emphasis on diversity, questioning binaries such as “black and white”, “disabled- non-disabled”, “developed – developing world” to mention a few. Instead we champion diversity in the context of work that is prepared to step outside those binaries and challenge disciplines that relegate “unfamiliar and uncomfortable” contents to a minority status.

See short film below about Home in the Service of Science the most recent 30 Bird project, as part of an artistic residence at The Laboratory of Molecular Biology with Public Works.

We create interdisciplinary performance projects, often designed for non-theatrical spaces and toured nationally and internationally to theatres, festivals, cinemas and sometimes across whole cities. We want our audiences to have a direct relationship with our work; to engage, to participate and to be surprised.

30 Bird
Cambridge Junction
Clifton Way
Cambridge CB1 7GX
t: + 44 (0) 1223 403362

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Grants. Opp Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 05 May thru June, and Open to Artists Worldwide. Income: *No Application Fee, Cash or Value Awards, In-Kind Benefit, Residency, and Stipend.

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