Category Archives: Artist Call

OPEN CALL InShadow 2016 > submissions until 31st of May

The submissions for the InShadow Festival 2016 are officially open in the areas of Video Dance, Documentary, Animation, Performance, Installation and Exhibition.

InShadow has the label of EFFE – Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe, 2015-2016 placing it among the best video dance festivals in the world. Your application counts to this position! Apply and seize the opportunity to win one of InShadow’s awards and have your work recognized internationally.

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Artist retreat sharing with Sandra Reeve in Coventry

18 March 12:00 – 14:00

ICE building, Coventry University, CV1 2NE

Free to attend

Sandra Reeve will facilitate an artist’s retreat with 15 artists of different disciplines from 14th-18th March, exploring the context of Coventry city as an urban environment, with a final day sharing on the 18th of March which is open to the public. Her ‘ecological movement’ approach considers the artist’s and audience’s inter-relationship with the context of the work.  This ingrains site as an integral part of the art-making process, as it emerges out of the affordances offered by the site (and out of the artist and audience ‘collaborating’ in the site).

Sandra Reeve runs the The Move into Life® workshop programme which draws on the teaching of the respected Javanese movement artist Suprapto Suryodarmo (Prapto). Her work is interdisciplinary as it crosses dance, theatre, intercultural studies and ecological studies.  Reeve is also a scholar, having completed a PhD in Performance Practice at the Drama Department, University of Exeter, where she is an Honorary Fellow. Reeve has published Nine Ways of Seeing a Body (2011) and the edited collections Ways of Seeing a Body: Body and Performance (2013), Embodied Lives (2014) and has written in Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities: Contemporary Sacred Narratives(2014) andMoving Sites: Investigating Site-Specific Dance Performance (2015).

Open Call: ‘Whatever-ing’ – A Residency Workshop with Cyril Baldy & Tilman O’Donnell at Roehampton Dance

Knowledge is a common agreement of what is repeatable and transmittable. Practise ‘whatever-ing’ to invert this logic. ‘Whatever-ing’ entails dancing through the world while affirming ‘it certainly totally could also be that!’

Cyril Baldy and Timan O’Donnell, both formerly of The Forsythe Company, will lead a week-long workshop on ‘whatever-ing’ for up to 20 practitioners: 13–17 April 2016 (with a public sharing on 18 April). The workshop will take place in the Michaelis Dance Theatre, University of Roehampton, London. The deadline for applications is 14 March.

Much more information here:

Choreolab Opportunity: Big Ideas on a Small Scale – Open Call for Applications

Scale & Scope ChoreoLAB

Big Ideas on a Small Scale

Open Call for Applications

Monday 4 April – Friday 8 April 2016

Pavilion Dance South West and South East Dance are working in partnership to increase development and choreographic opportunities for artists who want to explore creating work that is big in ideas but small in scale, where technical and practical limitations complement the work, rather than compromise it.

Applications are now open for the 2016 Scale & Scope ChoreoLAB. The lab will be an opportunity for two artists to experiment with ideas and test possibilities with a collaborator of their choice (if they wish), investigating new work over a week without the pressure of producing a finished piece of work.  In addition, the participating artists will be invited to the Small Spaces & Rural Places Dance Summit at PDSW in May, and offered the opportunity to take part.

Each artist will receive a budget to cover fees, accommodation and travel. Producers from both organisations will be present throughout the LAB week offering support, advice and feedback.

How to apply

Full details and an application form can be found at:

To apply please complete and return the application form to by 5pm on Tuesday 8 March 2016. Successful applicants will be informed by Thursday 10 March 2016.

Applications for this opportunity are being managed by Pavilion Dance South West.

South East Dance is an Equal Opportunities employer. Supported by Arts Council England, South East, Brighton and Hove City Council and Kent County Council.

PDSW is supported by ACE, Bournemouth Borough Council and BH Live.

Water Works Deadline for Submissions 28th February

28 February 2016 is the deadline for submissions
19/20 March (depending on your timezone): be part of the discussion and
presentation of the WATER WORKS! online exhibition.

WATER WORKS! celebrates those that work for water, the work water does,
and the works it creates.
We are looking for strong works relevant to the theme of the final big
event on Waterwheel: WATER WORKS!
Contribute, come to the online exhibition, join the discussion. Everyone
and all ages are welcome.


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An online workshop about DIY Live Audio Streaming will be hosted on
Waterwheel during Water Works! 19/20 March, led by SoundCamp streaming
technician Grant Smith. Info ­ Please register your
attendance asap.
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International Summer Institute Cologne 2016 – Call out now! – Topic: “In Situ”

Call for Participation: Summer Institute Cologne

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We invite graduate and postgraduate students from Area Studies, Art History, Classics, Communication, Cultural Studies, Dance, English, Film, Gender and Sexuality Studies, German, History, Literary Studies, Media, Music, Performance, Sound, Theatre, and related fields to apply for this international interdisciplinary program. (All sessions will be conducted in English.) Participants and faculty of [sic!] 2016 will explore perspectives on the topic in situ through four themed seminars:

– Queer Becomings and Unnatural Intimacies
– Sound Studies
– Theatre Historiography
– Urbanism and Hip Hop

Each seminar will be led by a pair of scholars from Northwestern University (Evanston, USA) and the University of Cologne (Germany). In addition to the seminars, [sic!] offers interdisciplinary academic workshops that allow for a dialogue with participants from across the seminars. Each participant enrolls in one seminar and one workshop, thus composing an individual study program. Seminars and workshops are enhanced by excursions, lectures by faculty, poster presentations by students, and social gatherings. The University of Cologne assists participants in identifying accommodation and with other basic logistics.

The Latin term in situ means to be in the original place. Additionally, it means to be in position and, by extension, refers to a normative, rightful, historical, or naturalized location or condition. Knowing that something is unaltered implies awareness of conditions and criteria for alterability and what would constitute mobility, displacement, and change that come about through contact, recombination, contamination, or even representation. Whether considering the contrast between natural sound and its capture, transnational sharing of media, shifting and expanding categories of social and cultural identity, or the performative vocabularies that refer to place, [sic!] 2016 will explore contemporary and historical, local and global instantiations of in situ through many perspectives.

Call for participation in performance architectures/wearable performance event, April 2016

*call for participation*

“Performance Architectures, Wearables & Gestures of Participation”

Artaud Forum 5
Brunel University London
Antonin Artaud Performance Centre

Thursday, 7 April: Symposium 16:oo – 2o:oo
International  Laboratory
Friday and Saturday, April 8– 9, 2016
Call for submissions and enrolment in artistic–research workshop & symposium, followed by performances, exhibitions and screenings, and training classes in immersion performance

Please send abstracts (300 words plus bio) or proposals for installations, provocations, film, or performance, to
Johannes Birringer

The context for this international workshop, the fifth Artaud Forum held at Brunel Unversity, is the collaborative European project “Metabody” which works to redefine bodies in media, performance and design. Over the past few years, ‘Metabody’ has developed new architectures and immersive environments which behave like living organisms that have an auditory, visual, and tactile sensory quality, with subtly changing states and affordances, they can be worn and breathed, felt and imagined, transported and taken off.

We invite participants to join us and work with these concepts of integrative tactile experience, kinetic atmospheres, multiperspectival space, and unconscious perception.
‘Metabody’ counteracts dominant technologies and their prevalent tendency to negate differences by reducing bodies and movements to prescribed forms in current surveillance culture. ‘Metabody’ emphasizes openness, and indeterminacy of embodied expressions as a key factor for a sustainable society. This project also foregrounds the need for a new politics. The workshop & performance laboratory probes troubling interpretations of the increasing unrestrainment of capital, and capitalism’s impact on all social-economic, cultural, creative, and educational sectors in a shared developed world now expanded by massive migration and refugee movement. The sustainability of democracy is an urgent theme for all those in the performing arts/creative fields becoming intensely aware of the multiplication of realities (virtualization; networked infrastructures, diasporas) and the tightening of our bodies into technological environments. This is a call for peripheral perception in existential experience.
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Our theatre and studio spaces will be available for physical and conceptual workshop encounters over a period of three days (Thursday through Saturday, April 79), including public performances, exhibitions, screenings, and urban situations. There will be an enrollment fee necessary to cover costs for technical arrangements but they will include some of the catering. The fee for the three-day public event is £ 75  (£ 60 concession) for the whole, or £ 30 (£ 20 concession) per day.

Accommodations can be booked at Brunel’s Lancaster Suites Hotel / Brunel University London, Uxbridge UB8 3PH. Tel. +44 (0) 1895 268006 / email:

Curated by Johannes Birringer
Venue: Artaud Performance Centre
Brunel University London, Cleveland Rd UB78 3PH

JW3 Dance Commission

The JW3 Dance Commission invites dance artists/companies to create a new dance work about Jewish life and culture to premiere in June 2016. The creation of the piece is important to our commitment to providing a platform for Jewish arts of the highest quality.

We are specifically looking to commission a new dance work that is innovative, courageous and honest. The work should explore themes of Jewish culture and heritage in its content, and have a wide audience appeal. Collaborations with other artforms are also encouraged, but not compulsory.

The commission is funded by Rayne Foundation and can be used as seed funding for the project to attract financial support from other sources. Support will be given to artists who wish to apply for further funds.

The commission includes:

£3,000 commission fee
Rehearsal space in London
Technical support from the JW3 team
Mentoring from Chris Hutchings, Dance Programmer
Dedicated Producer for the project development
Marketing and PR support for performances
2 performances at JW3 in June 2016


Deadline for applications: Friday 29 January 2016, 5pm
Selected artists announced: Mid-February 2016
Rehearsal period: May-June 2016 (dates negotiated between artist/JW3)
Performances at JW3: 21-22 June 2016

To apply for the commission, please apply with a cover letter including:

The proposed project (600 words)
A list of key collaborators and short biography for each (300 words)
Why you would like to make the work at JW3 specifically (200 words)
Applications should be supported by:

Current CV (no more than 2 sides)
Up to 2 videos of your recent work, 3-minutes maximum each
Up to 2 images of your recent work

Send completed applications to by Friday 29 January 2016, 5pm.

Dance Camera West 15th Annual Call For Submissions

15 Years 15 Venues 15 Styles of Dance & Still Growing

Dance Camera West is thrilled to announce its 15th Annual Dance Media Film Festival call for submissions. We welcome dance media in any dance style or genre. Categories include: short films, feature length, documentary, animation and interactive dance media.

Highlights include: Live performances, 3rd Annual CalArts Emerging Artists Competition, Virtual Interactive Dance, and the 5th Annual Dance- Along. Past venues include: The Music Center, REDCAT, MOCA, The Getty Museum, LACMA, Hammer Museum and Grand Park.

Important Dates for festival submissions:
Final Deadline: February 1st, 2016
Festival Notifications will be sent via email by March 1st, 2016
Festival takes place in June Dates TBA

Dance Camera West Festival Entry Fee:
Members submit for FREE
Non-members fee $60

To Be Considered for the festival, the following are required:
Completed DCW entry form Membership or entry fee
Link of entry (passwords optional)
Entries longer than 20 minutes must be submitted by DVD

Festival Entry Regulations For Festival Submissions

1. Entrants must submit an online version of their entry for work less than 20 minutes. Passwords are optional. A Pro Res, Blu-Ray compatible version of film entries will be requested if entry is invited into the festival.
2. Works over 20 minutes will be accepted by DVD and should be mailed to the following address postmarked by January 31, 2016. Please include a printed copy of your entry form and DO NOT REQUEST signature confirmation by Dance Camera West. When sending media through customs, please designate: “Film for Festival- No commercial value.  Send to:


3. DCW is given the right to use excerpts from you work in all DCW promotional materials.
4. DISCLAIMER/LIABILITY: Every effort will be made to protect entries while in the Festival’s care; however, the festival and its sponsors do not assume liability for damage or loss of media.

To submit your film please go to our website:

Call for art projects PSF2016 Intermittence+Interference – Group Exhibition


MILLENNIUM GALLERY: November 11, 2016

Deadline for submission: January 31, 2016

The PSF2016 in partnership with the Millennium Gallery – a joint effort of Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon University and Lusófona University – is calling for artists to submit an artwork to be presented at the group exhibition of the Post-Screen: International Festival of Art, New Media and Cybercultures.



The PSF2016: Intermittence+Interference is focused in the themes of photography, film, museology and public space, in connection with the idea of post-screen underlying the festival’s name and purpose, which is to generate a dialogue between the artistic and technological fields, through multidisciplinary studies that contribute critically both to research and artistic practice.

Starting from the three areas already appointed, this project will address a set of topics related with the media, the proliferation and the unfolding of images in cyberspace, the new modalities of screens and their implications in spectatorship and audiences. The substantial increase of urban screens is also a potential field of investigation and reflection on new forms of interaction and collaborative environments in public spaces. The projection of light on urban surfaces arises, largely, as a way to create spaces for collective critical thought through which the video serves as a means for communication and not for consumption, often conveying a sense of political inquiry.

In addition to these aspects, issues related with algorithms, the decoding of images through different outputs, or the new imagery offered, for example, by satellite images, or even the possibilities generated by the virtual reality, are some of the themes to be addressed in this second edition of the PSF, taking into consideration new proposals and approaches which may arise during the course of the project.


Artists may submit an art project/artwork to be presented at the virtual gallery of the festival.

Submissions are accepted in various genres, such as:

•   Installations (interactive, site-specific, etc.)

•   Video

•   Photography

•   Audio

•   Multiple projections

•   Immersive environments

•   Video-mapping

•   Video-performance

•   Cyberarte

•   Visual Arts

Before submitting please read carefully the Artists Guidelines and the Rules and Regulation provided in our website.

Artworks will be evaluated through a single blind selection process by the Curatorial Commission.

Please submit by January 31, 2016 through this link:

All candidates will be notified by the end of April 2016.


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