24 April 2011

Call for Submissions: Homotopia 2011(UK)

Post date: 24 April 2011
Deadline: 31 May 2011

Homotopia seeks work in various art-forms such as live performances from theatremakers, musicians, dance artists, performance artists, writers, artists and comedians/cabaret/vaudeville acts. Submit you work for consideration for its autumn festival to be held at various venues across Liverpool between 1st-22nd November 2011.

Since Homotopia launched in 2004 we have supported, co-produced & commissioned a wide range of local, regional, national & international based companies, artists, events and performances including Gary Clarke Company, Holly Woodlawn, Fellow Travellers Group Show, Joseph Mercier, Outsiders – Liverpool’s first Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Armistead Maupin, The Lavender Club, Hello Sailor: Merseyside Maritime Museum, Queer Storytelling Festival, David Hoyle, Nigel Charnock, Our Story Liverpool which was the first ever research project into the hidden history of LGBT Liverpool, House Of Suarez ‘Liverpool Is Burning’, Gerry Potter ‘Miracle’, Homotopia seeks work in various art-forms such as live performances from theatremakers, musicians, dance artists, performance artists, writers, artists and comedians/cabaret/vaudeville acts.

We are committed to supporting local artists wherever we can and are endeavouring to create more platforms and opportunities for new and emerging artists and producers. The work must be full length performances of at least 1 hour duration. We will consider shorter pieces of work for cabaret and performance art. We also seek work from visual artists for a variety of exhibitions throughout the year.

Queercore Initiative

As part of the future development of the festival we are looking at building a strand of work which is committed to new work . Homotopia is keen to attach development and/or seed funding to projects, companies or artists that are looking to be produced as either a Homotopia production or co-commission with other producers and/or partners. In addition to this we will support artists with individual arts council grant applications and other funding bodies. Homotopia can offer modest fees or box office splits and may also be able to cover travel and accommodation.

Artists must cover their own production costs.

The final programme will be selected by Homotopia in consultation with partners and producers at host venues. Homotopia embraces a wide range of work and is keen to partner with existing companies/artists. Some of it is mainstream with a traditional appeal and some of it is innovative and experimental. Some work can focus on LGBT issues while other work can be related to LGBT themes.

All work submitted for consideration must either feature:

1. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) themes
2. Be of interest to an LGBT audience.
3. Be created or presented by LGBT artists.

It is helpful if you state on your submission which of these criteria your work meets.

Submissions should be sent by post only and take the form of written documentation and include as much of the following as possible, (essential items marked *).

* Artists CV/background *,
* Press cuttings *,
* Publicity materials *,
* Video/DV (desirable for theatre performances if you wish work to be quickly considered)
* Production Information – nature/description/names of artists and creators/ensemble/stage requirements/get-in/fit-up/running times/lighting & sound requirements.

If any items of documentation are to be returned you must include a self addressed and stamped postage paid envelope.

If it is helpful you may contact Homotopia by email at queercore@homotopia.net to discuss your submission before posting.

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DEADLINE: FRIDAY 31st May 2011 5pm

ADDRESS: Homotopia, Queercore, Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, Liverpool L1 6BG

Contact Information:

For inquiries: queercore@homotopia.net

For submissions: queercore@homotopia.net

Website: http://www.homotopia.net/
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