Information, Advice & Opportunities

Short story submissions sought for storytelling evening
Deadline 1st April
Submit a short story (1000 words) on the theme of 'Dreams' to White Rabbit, ready to be read aloud at their story-telling evening for adults Are You Sitting Comfortably? which takes place at Arts Admin on 15th April at 7.30pm. Send your submission to:

Spoken Word Artist Callout
13th May, Peterborough
Freak Speak is Peterborough’s new spoken word night. Featuring three nationally-revered spoken word legends, Joelle Taylor, Inua Ellams, Talia Randall, and supporting them will be… you? Two poets/poetry acts will be paid to perform a 10 minute supporting slot. This opportunity is not just open to those who solely identify as a poet; we welcome applications from all disciplines, so long as they incorporate the spoken word into their performance.

DIY Cultures Festival Commissions
Deadline 8th April
DIY Cultures 2016 returns 29th May to Rich Mix. We are commissioning 3 new artworks for the day festival and also invite artists to submit zines, artists' books, and other artworks for Radical Libraries. Themes will include activism, reclaiming public space, local libaries, prison libraries, access to education, collections and manifestos.

hÅb Artist Proposals
Deadline 22nd April
hÅb is calling for proposals from artists for Hazard 2016 - A micro-festival of incidental intervention and sited performance, blurring the boundaries between art and activism… cheeky, thought-provoking and sometimes raunchy sprees of eccentricity…taking place on Sat 9 July 2016.  We are now looking for proposals of work for a daytime event (Sat 9 July, 12noon-5pm) in Manchester City Centre

Conference: I must decline for secret reasons
25th – 27th March, London
A conference about self-care in an unequal art world with: Alexandrina Hemsley, Chloe Cooper, Eva Rowson, Evan Ifekoya, Kathrin Böhm, Kerri Jefferis, Leonie Cronin, Lynne Friedli, Margherita Huntley, Open Barbers, Rosalie Schweiker, Sophie Chapman, Susannah Worth, Valeria Graziano. Tickets are £5 (waged) or £3 (unwaged) per day.* Children go free!
Please bring the money in cash on the day. Please also bring a cup, a plate and set of cutlery.
Location: AND publishing studio - 96 Teesdale Street, London E2 6PU, United Kingdom

Masterclass: Approaches to participatory arts
16th April, London
Led by Isaac Ngugi and Caroline Jeyaratnam-Joyner, this entry-level masterclass is for artists and facilitators with a keen interest in participatory arts.

Workshop: Doing Dramaturgy
21st – 22nd April, Brighton
TEST is a two-day workshop, for choreographers, dramaturgs and makers interested in exploring the potential value of involving a dramaturg and dramaturgical practice in their work. Test is produced by South East Dance and is part of South East Dance’s pioneering Dramaturg in Residence programme, funded by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

Conference: Dance Enterprise Ideas Summit
The Dance Enterprise Ideas Summit will bring together artists, producers, venues, & organisations to share & exchange enterprising ideas in dance, and explore how we create a more entrepreneurial and resilient dance sector. The event at East London Dance is hosted by creative innovator CidaCo CEO Anamaria Wills and choreographer and creative consultant Jeanefer Jean Charles and features an inspirational line-up of guest speakers.

Clown & Dark Clown course with Peta Lily
25 & 26 April, London
A two day workshop including play, confidence boosting exercises, liberating discoveries, release into physical expression, the right degree of challenge & the secrets of laughter revealed. Open to beginners as well as the more experienced idiot.

Callout for Short Dance Works for Tripspace
Monthly, London
Tripspace invites applications from dance makers / choreographers for a series of 5 unique evening programmes will be a platform where cutting edge choreographic work from across Europe and the UK meet in one place. Each evening finishes with a band, bringing music and dance audiences together. They are particularly interested in work which expands notions of dance and choreography, challenges the boundaries between art forms or experiments with new artistic and performative ground.

Emerging Producers’ Development Programme
August, Edinburgh
The Emerging Producers Development Programme was established in 2012 when it became clear that there were increasing numbers of emergent producers interested in engaging with the Fringe Society’s Arts Industry office but who did not have the necessary track record to qualify for accreditation. In recognition of the immense professional development opportunities that the Fringe can provide, a development programme to address these emerging producer’s needs was created. The programme’s aim is to support emerging UK producers from all genres of the performing arts develop their professional networks, learning and creative insight, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Resources for Producers
There are some really useful templates for budgets, contracts, marketing campaigns and more for producers here:

‘Show Stats’ – Audiences Agency’s new service for understanding your audiences on tour
Touring companies can now access information on their audiences on tour for a small fee payable to the Audiences Agency. Details here: