Performance Callout: Migration Matters Festival 2019, Sheffield

Description

MIGRATION MATTERS FESTIVAL IS NOW IN ITS 4TH YEAR CELEBRATING REFUGEE WEEK IN SHEFFIELD AND THIS YEAR WILL FALL OVER THE 14TH-22ND JUNE.

WE STRONGLY BELIEVE IN THE WAY IN WHICH THEATRE, MUSIC AND DANCE CAN BE A POWERFUL TOOL FOR SOCIAL CHANGE, AND THEREFORE WANT TO COMMISSION PIECES THAT CHALLENGE, INSPIRE AND TRANSFORM THE WAY PEOPLE PERCEIVE ISSUES AROUND MIGRATION AS PART OF A MULTICULTURAL BRITAIN.

MIGRATION MATTERS FESTIVAL IS LOOKING TO COMMISSION AROUND 2 NEW PIECES OF WORK IN LINE WITH THE SENTIMENTS AND MISSION STATEMENT OF THE FESTIVAL.  WE ARE INTERESTED IN WORK THAT IS EXCITING, INNOVATIVE AND CHALLENGING.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR COMMISSIONS TO ENGAGE WITH THE REFUGEE WEEK 2019 THEME:
‘YOU, ME AND THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE’ #GENERATIONS  

WE ARE ESPECIALLY INTERESTED IN WORK THAT:

  • IS LED BY OR INVOLVING PEOPLE WITH LIVED EXPERIENCE OF BEING A REFUGEE
  • TRANSCENDS LANGUAGE BARRIERS (NOT RELIANT ON ENGLISH)
  • SHOWS THAT ARE INTERDISCIPLINARY
  • FEATURES PEOPLE BASED OR FROM SHEFFIELD
  • SHOWS THAT HAVE BOLD AND EXPERIMENTAL IDEAS
  • SHOWS THAT SHED A NEW LIGHT ON A SUBJECT OR ISSUE

PERFORMANCES SHOULD BE 30-60 MINUTES IN LENGTH. 

EXCLUSIONS:

  • SHOWS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN TOURED
  • SHOWS THAT WILL BE UNDER 30 MINUTES IN LENGTH
  • SHOWS THAT RELY ON A COPYRIGHTED SCRIPT (NO MODERN ADAPTATIONS)

WINNING COMMISSIONS RECEIVE:

·       UP TO £1000 FOR THE COMMISSION

·       VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHY OF YOUR PROJECT

·       TECHNICAL & VENUE SUPPORT

·       MARKETING AND PROMOTIONAL SUPPORT

DEADLINE - 5PM, 29TH MARCH

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