June 1st & 2nd 2019
New Work Works – Call for Performers – Expression of Interest
Bath Fringe (and Streats Ltd.) has been running Bedlam Fair (the outdoor celebratory and street arts bit) for over 25 years now. We’ve always liked to present and encourage new work and over the past few years have developed a programme to support new work / emerging artists in the sector and in Bedlam. Bath is well provided when it comes to sites for outdoor and intervention work plus our event is early in the season. This gives participants a chance to find out whether their new work really works with a live audience … while there’s still time to fix it!
FUNDING IS NOW CONFIRMED and we’d love to hear from you if you think you satisfy some of the following criteria:
Are in the early stages of your career;
Are already established but want to try out new work or new contexts;
Are based in the SW;
Are from a community that is under-represented in the performing arts.
The project offers companies workshop time before the performance weekend with matched outdoor arts professionals in order to hone skills and polish your shows. There will also be a session on business advice and one with our event manager.
On performance days, artists are paid a daily fee; lunch is available and some expenses may be payable (travel/accommodation). The performance will be reviewed by our workshop leaders with a follow up at the end of the season. There will be a photographic and film record available for your use.
If you are interested – or if you can pass on to people who might be – please complete the questionnaire here: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/39Z52MS
The process for applications will be open to March15th – but PLEASE fill in the form as soon as you can.
To give you a flavour of Bedlam Fair, here’s a link to Sarah Mallabar’s film of Bedlam 2018 https://youtu.be/ufEWQGkZ0RM