Without Walls and Tipping Point call for proposals

Without Walls and TippingPoint are inviting proposals for a new outdoor performance co-commission worth up to £30,000.

The TippingPoint commissions are an initiative for professional artists who wish to create new performance work in the context of climate change. We are delighted to announce that Without Walls has partnered with TippingPoint to co-commission a new work for the outdoors worth up to £30,000.

Proposals can be made by practitioners of any performance discipline, as individuals or groups, by artists on their own or together with partners or producers. Applicants are invited to submit projects that stimulate audiences towards the radical and imaginative thinking necessary to comprehend and successfully navigate a world shaped by climate change.

Proposals must be submitted by Monday 6th December at 5pm. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to develop ideas a little further and attend an interview.

Background information
Without Walls has been developed by the country’s most strategically significant street arts festivals with the aim of helping to develop and strengthen the landscape of outdoor performance in the UK. The festivals all share a commitment to working collaboratively to achieve a greater degree of sustainability for their respective festivals and the sector in general. By coming together to present and develop work from a new and emerging generation of street artists, the festivals aim to create a more secure environment within which new work can flourish and new audiences can be developed.

The eight member festivals are:

Lakes Alive
Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Brighton Festival
X.trax, Manchester
Greenwich + Docklands International Festival London
Winchester Hat Fair
Stockton International Riverside Festival
The Bristol Do

Our Associate partner is City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council.

TippingPoint offers a range of activities centred on exposing creative artists to the enormous challenges of climate change; at the heart of this lies a series of meetings involving very high quality, intense dialogue between artists, scientists and others close to the heart of the issue. Events take place in the UK working in tandem with Oxford University and internationally by working in collaboration with the British Council and other partners. 2009 saw the launch of the inaugural TippingPoint Commissions whereby 3 organisations received financial support to create performative work embracing the theme of climate change.


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