URGENT call for submissions from artists based in Brazil or the UK

By 16 August, 2011

Route Brazil-116 is a new festival of discussions, performances, demonstrations and research between artists working in the context of the London-Edinburgh (M1) and Rio-São Paulo (BR-116) axis who are invited to ask ‘what is it like to be in transit between (mega) cities and global audiences’.

Zecora Ura Theatre Network is calling for submissions from artists based in Brazil and/or in the UK interested in creating urban interventions related to private and public transportation experiences, to make one-off work in various dates & various sites in London between 12 & 17 September.

Proposing artists have complete freedom to propose different forms of and for events that suit their idea, practice and art-form, however they must respond to transportation experiences in the urban context.

Interested artists should write 2-3 paragraphs expressing their interest and a rough outline of their idea (max. 1 page of A4) by Wednesday 24th August at 5pm to [email protected].

Please also include links to up to 5 images or weblinks and a biog/resume.

Dates of Event: London, September 12th to 17th 2011

Funding available for each commission: £750

Guiding questions for this Festival are:

1. What role does place have in the making of new work?

2. How do artists engage with their audiences in mega cities?

3. How is the space between cities defined, and what is its relevance to artists and audiences?

Each of the four urban interventions should take place only once during this new Festival which will have its pilot event in London between 12th and 17th September 2011. The available budget for each commission is £750. When writing your proposal, you should include a breakdown of your budget for the commission of no more than £750, including artistic fee.

If you are interested in applying please consider carefully the information below and make sure you send us your initial outline of proposal by no later than 5pm on Wednesday the 24th August. This should be no longer than one A4 page. Do get in touch earlier if you would like any more information of advice which might help you develop your proposal outline on [email protected]

Routes and Questions

Through their proposals to use private and/or public transportation systems, artists should focus on the three guiding questions of the event. All proposals should consider the geographical limitations of the four routes which will be used during the festival:

1. Brazilian Embassy Mayfair to Trinity Buoy Wharf

2. Trinity Buoy Wharf to Theatre Square Stratford East

3. Theatre Square Stratford East to Arcola Theatre Hackney

4. Arcola Theatre to Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) The Mall.

Please note – any proposals should have the flexibility to be translated to any of the walk locations.

Zecora Ura Theatre Network has been based in Rio de Janeiro and East London since 2001. They have developed immersive, theatrical events such as Hotel Medea, which proved a huge success in London and Edinburgh over the last couple of years, as well as Audience As Document in which they work with audiences to research and reflect on their experiences. They also support artist development through the unique Drift international residency.



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