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Commission opportunities for Northern based artists or companies from refugee heritages to develop a scratch performance or new creative work to share at Horizons Festival 2020. Deadline Monday 13 January 2020.

Horizons Festival Commission Call Out – Made at HOME

Horizons Festival Commission Call Out – Made at HOME

Deadline: Monday 13th January 5pm

This opportunity is for artists from refugee backgrounds based in the North of England.

Made at HOME is a research and development programme for theatre makers and artists working in all mediums at varying career levels. The programme offers an opportunity to experiment and explore practice, cross-art form ideas and collaborations.

This year CAN and HOME are dedicating two Made at HOME commissions for artists or collectives to develop a scratch performance piece to showcase at Horizons Festival 2020.

Horizons Festival celebrates international arts and global culture as part of Refugee Week and will run from the 13-20 June 2020. Proposing artists should be available to present their work within that week.

This commission offers £1,000 of financial support, dedicated rehearsal space for up to one week and mentoring from our creative team.

We are looking for proposals from artists from refugee backgrounds based in the North of England. It is fine for the proposal to include artists who are from other backgrounds, as long as the idea and work is refugee-led.

Submissions can be from any artform, and can include anything from theatre, music, poetry, dance, visual art or cross-media. We are open to ideas.

Companies and artists who have recently benefited from this Made at HOME programme of work include Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble, Tagné Tebu & Kooj Chuhan, Fiza, Cheryl Martin, Nwando Ebizie, Dorcas Sebuyange and Melanie Wilson.

To submit: Please send a brief proposal of your idea to us, outlining your practice and how this opportunity might support your development. If you have examples of your work, please include these.

Please send submissions to: anne.kershaw@homemcr.org and katherine@can.uk.com

Additional Information:

Each year Horizons Festival supports a national campaign. For 2020- we will be highlighting issues around Destitution and the Home Office’s Hostile Environment policy. Artists may wish to respond to this theme. However CAN and HOME are interested in a diverse range of work and different sources of artistic inspirations.

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