If you are a dancer, mover, musician, actor, poet, photographer, film maker, lighting engineer, sound engineer, web designer, fund raiser or marketing specialist we would like to invite you to the Social Arts festival. It is an evening of dance, any form of art and performance aimed at raising awareness of social issues and the violation of human rights.
The 2 day event is a platform for professional and amateur artists who can craft their own art in any form, create a visual performance and share it with an audience.
Each performance will raise awareness of inequality or a violation of human rights such as racism, human trafficking, refugee issues and any other issue that is close to your heart. The event is open to anyone who wants to join, regardless of whether you are a professional performer or not. Anyone is welcome to join and share their creativity and to shed light on a social issue.
Benefits to participants
- It is a free event to participate and to watch
- There will be a prize for the best human rights based performance
- It’s a donation based and non-profit event – as a participant you are going to add value to the festival as donations will go to the charity organisation
- Your name is going to appear on Social Arts Festival social media and printed publicity
- If you are an aerialist or circus artist you can use the slings (13) which are going to be available during the performance
- You are going to receive a video and pictures of your performance
- Some of the images and video trailers will be shared on our social media before, during and after the festival
- Your work will be seen by your friends, family and the rest of the audience who come to watch the show
- You are going to take a part in this unique event organised for the first time – there is not such an event in the rest of the world
- We are hoping to expand it to other places in the world to share the art and its impact on the social issues and human rights
13th and 20th of October (8 -10pm) at The Lodge Space
13th and 20th Oct (4.30 – 7.30pm) at The Lodge Space
We will arrange your spot according to the length of your choreography but until we confirm the schedule it would be good if you could make yourself available for all the time of the dress rehearsal.
The deadline for the applications is 14th of September.
Application requirements for performers:
In your application please include: your contact details (full name, email address)
- your social media handles (FB/Twitter/instagram/YouTube)
- 100 words description of the piece (please include any human right/social issues you would like to bring up)
- the length of the piece (any from 5 min up to 60min)
- if you have any link – article/ video trailer/ social media / website info
- 50 words bio
- 2 pics: one headshot and one artistic
We will use the material provided for publicity.
If you don’t have the piece yet you can briefly describe what would you like to create and for how long. Once you’ve got more info you can send us by 14th of Sept.
The Festival is organised in collaboration with FlowMove – a movement and well-being company, the performing arts association LCP Dance Theatre – award winner for the best human rights choreographies founded by Joanna Puchala and the venue The Lodge Space; sponsored by Minded Institute – the yoga therapy leader, founded by Heather Mason. Any other collaborators are welcome. Please get in touch if you want to support the festival in anyway. We will be happy to give you some more exposure in social media and publicity for a good case.
Spread the word! If you know anyone who could be interested in joining the event please forward them this email!
Any support in kind in organising the festival such as lighting, sound, front house, administration, web-design, advertising, fundraising are very much appreciated.
WE HAVE A SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE FESTIVAL!
This workshop is organised independently from the performance. Everyone can join the workshop. If you want to join the festival as a part of the choreography by LCP Dance Theatre we are going to create during the workshop, please let us know the latest by 14th of September. We have limited places so if you are interested in participating in this choreography and then perform it during the festival please apply now. Applications deadline is on the 14th of September. You’ll need to send the application to confirm your participation in the festival. You don’t need to write about the choreography but you need to submit the rest of the requirements of the application so we can include your name, picture, and bio in the programme. Please read above in “the Application requirements”.
If you need any further information don’t hesitate to get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org www.socialartsfestival.com
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