Fuse Festival 2015 Spark Commissions Open For Submissions

Creative Opportunities


The deadline for submissions is 12 noon on Monday 2nd  February 2015.

The FUSE Medway Festival taking place from 12th to 14th June, is a free, outdoor arts festival for the people of Medway and visitors. For one weekend in June, Medway’s public spaces are transformed, creating exciting, unexpected happenings and spectacular events.

FUSE is committed to the development of new work and to supporting artists. It is offering two local arts commissions for 2015 of up to £5,000 and one South East commission of up to £5,000.

The commission provides an opportunity to explore new ways of working and to develop your practice.  The criteria are as follows:

Applicants for the local commissions must be living or working in Medway.
Projects must take place in Medway.
Projects must be specifically designed for the outdoors.
Applications are welcomed from any art form.
Projects must have an element of community engagement, which can be delivered in the 2 weeks prior to the main festival.
Projects must be accessible and innovative.
The work must be delivered within a realistic budget.
The finished performance / installation must take place between 12 – 14 June.

Applications can be submitted by post (FUSE Medway Festival, Arts Team, The Brook Theatre, Old Town Hall, Chatham, Kent ME4 4SE) or by e-mail to fuse@medway.gov.uk.  The deadline for submissions is 12 noon on Monday 2nd  February 2015.  Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview week commencing 9th February 2015.

For further information and a full copy of the commission brief and an application form, please contact fuse@medway.gov.uk or call 01634 338319.

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