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Festival Lab

A chance for emerging artists to be fully immersed in an international arts festival.

Festival Lab is an opportunity for ten emerging practitioners to get stuck into the big ideas in the Festival program, and to reflect on their own artistic practice within the context of our local and international arts environment.

An intensive program of events is created, responding to the Festival program and opportunities that arise to engage with artistic companies and visitors. This may include performances, discussions, or visits to closed sets or rehearsals.

Lab participants will also be invited to connect with the Festival team and key arts industry, providing insight into way a Festival is programmed and the context in which it operates.

Importantly, the Lab creates an opportunity to find community in the cohort itself, creating relationships with artists and practitioners from other disciplines, over an intensive period of discussion and discovery.

There are no outcomes associated with the Lab. This is an invitation to make space for contemplation and inquiry, and a vehicle for connecting with artists working in different ways – but not a skills development workshop.

Applicants are encouraged to consider how they could benefit from participation in the program before applying. Please contact connect@perthfestival.com.au to discuss if in doubt.

About this opportunity

Date and Time: Festival Lab is an intensive program of events, performances and meetings. Participants should expect to be attending events most days/nights from 28 January – 3 March.

Cost: Free

Who should apply?

The Lab is open to artists and arts practioners within their first five years of practice. Artists from any discipline, including performance, visual art, film, literature, new media, are encouraged to apply. You could be a performance maker, curator, film maker, choreographer or writer.

This opportunity is for WA-based applicants only.

Successful candidates travelling from regional Western Australia may be eligible for support from Country Arts WA and are encouraged to learn more about Quick Response grants here.

Complete the form below to register your interest

Expressions of interest close Friday 7 December 2018.

Successful candidates will be notified by Friday 21 December 2018.

Read the terms and conditions of participation here.

Perth Festival Connect is Supported by the Ungar Family Foundation.

 

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  • Perth Festival is committed to ensuring our programs are open and accessible to all people and all communities.

  • Candidates are required to prepare a video submission to answer the following criteria; 1. Tell us about yourself, your current artistic practice and goals 2. What do you hope to achieve from participating in the Festival Lab? 3. What themes, events or artists from the 2019 Program do you hope to engage with and why?

  • You are encouraged to respond creatively, and note that videos are not judged on aesthetic or production values. Please ensure any audio is clear and copyright materials are acknowledged appropriately. Your video should be no more than 3 minutes in duration and should be uploaded to a video hosting site for submission. Note the video can be hosted privately.

  • Festival Lab participants will be expected to attend discussions, performances and events throughout the Festival, occurring on both weekdays and weekends, in the day and night time. Although every effort is made to design this schedule around individual commitments, participants will be expected to attend some mandatory sessions where required.