South Beach Commission Opportunity

Members of the South Beach Drop In, in partnership with St Peter?s CofE Church and the Transience Programme are seeking proposals from artists, organisations or collectives interested in creating a site-specific performance based in the South Beach area of Blackpool. We are seeking commissions from artists working in traditional or non-traditional performance who are confident in challenging perceptions and encouraging residents to view their community in a different way.

The Commission

South Beach are commissioning an artist(s) to work with the South Beach Drop In group to create a piece of performance reflecting this unique community. We welcome proposals from artists working in both traditional and non-traditional performance; we are open to new ideas so challenge us! We do, however, have a few non-negotiable:

? The artist must include the group at every stage
? We want to challenge perceptions of our area and start a new, positive conversation
? The group must have the opportunity to develop new skills
? The artist(s) must have experience of working with diverse and hard-to-engage groups
? The artist(s) must be available to deliver workshops on Fridays between 1pm-3pm
The number of workshops is to be decided by the artist and group.

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How to apply

Please send your applications to laura.brennan@blackpool.gov.uk by 12pm on the 10th June 2016.

If you would like to discuss this commission further please contact Laura Brennan or on 01253 476211.