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BUZZCUT Festival 2023 call out

  • Open Call
  • Glasgow
  • 19/08/2022
  • Open Call
  • Glasgow
  • 19/08/2022

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BUZZCUT Festival will return from 30 March – 2 April 2023, with an in-person Festival of experimental performance and Live Art across Glasgow!

We are looking for artists to propose performance experiments to present in the Festival.

This year we are delighted to welcome SERAFINE1369 (aka Jamila Johnson Small) & FK Alexander as our 2023 Associate Curators.

Deadline for applications: 19 August 2022

“//BUZZCUT// IS AN OASIS: A SAFE HOUSE WHERE RISK CAN TAKE TO THE STAGE… WITH THE MAKING OF ART THE MOST INTENSE AND IMMEDIATE WAY TO ASSERT YOUR HUMANITY.”

Mary Brennan

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for artists of all levels of experience working in Live Art and contemporary performance who are looking for a lively & welcoming environment to experiment & share their work. We see the festival as a resource for artists, and it is adaptable to their particular needs. In previous years, artists have used the festival as an opportunity to :

  • Present one off, unrepeatable actions

  • Explore elements of a new idea or collaboration

  • Adapt an existing work into a new form

  • Present a small-scale finished work that they are keen to share further.

We accept applications from artists based in Scotland, the UK or internationally (please note international travel budget is limited).

We will not accept submissions from those currently undertaking an undergraduate or Masters degree focused around their artistic practise.

To get a better idea of the work we support, read the full eligibility & criteria below, & take a look at our previous Festival and Double Thrills programmes. If you’re still unsure whether your work is within our remit – feel free to get in touch before the application deadline.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER

  • Performance fee (£550 for a Solo / £850 for a Duo or Group)

  • Travel, Accommodation & Per Diems for artists outside of Glasgow

  • Free Invitation to stay & see all the works in the festival

  • Online gatherings with all the artists in the programme to bounce your ideas around (Optional)

  • Up to 2 hours creative support with 2023 Associate Curators

  • Technical support for your show (Limited, see venues/tech page for info)

  • Photographic Documentation

  • Access support to make your project accessible to a wide range of audiences + provision to support your own access needs



HOW TO APPLY (VIDEO APPLICATIONS)

If you would prefer you can apply via Video application (in English or British Sign Language). To do this:

  1. Read the full call out guidelines, available here.

  2. Read the Venues & Tech list to get a better sense of the types & scale of performance project we can support.

  3. Read the questions on the Video application form below. It will tell you the questions you need to answer on video.

  4. Upload your video submission to YouTube or Vimeo & include the link in the Google Form above.


DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS: FRIDAY 19TH AUGUST 17:00

If you have any questions please email buzzcutkarl@gmail.com.


The 2023 Festival is made possible with the funding and support of Creative Scotland, SHED, British Council, Take Me Somewhere & CCA Glasgow.

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