Are you an artist focused on cross-art form and interdisciplinary exploration?
Do you have a work that is new and in development, that you’d like to test on audiences in a dedicated space with full technical support?
The Works is an ongoing series dedicated to developing work by people like you: theatre makers, dancers, choreographers, musicians and visual artists working in cross-art form and interdisciplinary exploration.
At the heart of The Works is a dialogue between artists and audiences. It is an opportunity for artists to seek the opinions of the audience they wish to attract, and an opportunity for people who care about performance to engage in collective dramaturgy and development, supporting artists to envisage the choices and possibilities available to them.
This season we are presenting two editions of The Works – the first in November and the second in December as part of earsthetic. Presenting two evenings this season has been in response to the significant interest from artists in the recent The Works events, which have been very successful. The Works is presented as part of a commitment by Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival to support the development of artists and the creation of innovative performance.
We are now inviting applications for our autumn editions of The Works taking place on Wed 19 Nov and Mon 8 Dec. The Works on Mon 8 Dec will be part of our earsthetic programme, and will be showcasing the work of audio-visual artists in particular.As part of the presentation, constructive feedback from the audience can be sought as useful to each artist. The artists will be invited to have two formal conversations with Lou Cope, as part of the process – one before the event and one after – to ensure that the artist gets the most from this opportunity to test the right material and have as meaningful and productive discussions with the audience as possible.
Interested? Keep on reading for more on each session, and how to apply.
The Works, Wed 19 Nov
Lou Cope will be the host and facilitator for the evening, presenting excerpts by both established and emerging artists from across the South East and the UK.
Three to four applicants will be selected to present short 10-15 minute excerpts of work in development in Brighton Dome Studio Theatre. Selection will be made by members of Brighton Dome’s programming team in consultation with Lou Cope.
If successful, you’ll have the opportunity to work in the Brighton Dome Studio Theatre for one session in preparation for the presentation, with support from our technical team.
The Works, Mon 8 Dec
Part of earsthetic
earsthetic (Mon 8 – Sat 13 Dec) is a season of live interdisciplinary performance, meshing together visual art, electronic music and experimental soundscapes.
If you’re a sonic and visual artist, whose presentation of work is limited by requirements of space/technical elements and format elements, this is the session for you.
Around three applicants will be selected to present their work in one of our spaces,which may include Brighton Dome Corn Exchange, Brighton Dome Café-bar, Brighton Dome back stage spaces, Brighton Dome Concert Hall Stage and your audience will be able to move location according to the set up of the piece.
Our team will be on hand to enable the presentation and set up of your project during the morning or afternoon of Mon 8 Dec.
Lou Cope and musician/experimental artist Sarah Nicolls will together host and facilitate the evening.
• You must be an artist that has practiced for at least 4 years
• Your work must be new and in development (not yet launched)
• Priority will be given to supporting cross-art form and interdisciplinary exploration
• Selection will be based on innovation, quality and potential excellence
How to apply
. The deadline for applications is Thu 9 Oct. Send this application form and further attachment(s) with the file name in the format
The Works-Applicant Name-Title of Project
We’ll let you know if you’ve been successful by the week commencing Mon 20 Oct.
Thanks for your interest.
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