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Here & Now invites applications from artists based in England working in live performance to submit proposals for consideration for the 2025 showcase. 

Here & Now is looking for existing, tour-ready contemporary performances created by artists based in England. The work must be live performance aimed at adult audiences, and can be classified as theatre, performance, dance, live art, interdisciplinary etc - but not be classified as music. 

Timeline

Applications open on Thursday 6 June 2024 and close on Monday 30 September 2024.

 

Artists will be notified of the outcome of their application by Friday 20 December 2024 at the latest. 

How to apply
Applications must be submitted via the online application form. As part of this you will be asked to upload your budget. We can only accept budgets submitted using our budget template.

 

Links to the full guidelines, application form and budget template are below. If you require this information in an alternative format, please email kate@giftfestival.co.uk 

OPEN CALL 2025

Question 1. - Are you an artist based in England?
Question 2. - Is your act ready for public performance?
Question 3. - Are you able to stage your performance abroad?
Question 4. - Have you received any uk government or lottery funding?
Question 5. - Can you demonstrate that your performance is accessible too all?

A note on Curation 
 
Here & Now is committed to presenting contemporary performance that boldly speaks to the contemporary moment and disrupts the status quo of what performance made in England looks like.

 

Here & Now aims to present a diverse programme of work by artists who are representative of a wide range of lived experiences. 
 
Here & Now has a reputation amongst international programmers for creating an exciting, eclectic and diverse programme of works that forefront artists and practices often underrepresented in their own international contexts. 

Find out More

 

Here & Now will be holding online drop-in Q&A sessions for artists who are interested in applying. 

 

These will be held on: 

  • Tuesday 9 July at 10am

  • Wednesday 11 September at 5pm

 

If you would like to attend either of these sessions, please register here.

 

If you have any questions ahead about the application process,

please get in touch with kate@giftfestival.co.uk 

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 Guidance Notes

Image: The Talent, Action Hero & Deborah Pearson Horizon 23, © Ana Viotti

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