Open Call: LIVE WORKS Vol.8

LIVE WORKS Vol.8, open call for artists working with performance, deadline 27 March 2020

LIVE WORKS Open Call offers the opportunity of a creative residency to 9 selected projects. LIVE WORKS sees performance as a workspace, tool and cultural exercise. Proceeding from the notion of performance in the visual art practice, the project is unique in its particular attention to hybrid research, underlining the openness and fluidity of performance, its social and political implications, and its level of public understandability. This call is open to a wide range of performative actions, including sound and new media arts, text-based performances, lecture-performances, multimedia storytelling, choreographic practices, relational and workshop-based projects, as well as projects questioning the idea of performativity beyond the body. Artists and professionals from any geographic location, and with no age limit, can apply as individuals or in groups, with a single project. The open call only accepts unpublished or long-term projects that need to be developed and/or concluded, for which participation to the residency would represent an evolution of the project, or its final chapter. The nine projects, selected by LIVE WORKS, will be invited to participate in a production residency at Centrale Fies from 6 to 27 July 2020:

6 July: arrival day

7 -23 July: research and production residency, Free School of Performance

24-25-26 July: live presentations as part of the performing arts Festival Drodesera

27 July: final collective meeting.

Each selected project will be allocated a budget of €1.500,00: €1.000,00 of this budget will be used for the production of the performance, €500,00 will be assigned as a fee for the artistic work. Centrale Fies covers the travel costs to reach Centrale Fies (maximum of €500,00 per project) and will provide accommodation and food services for the whole residency period. The budget of €1.500,00 will be entirely corresponded at the beginning of the residency: all the information will be sent after the selection announcement. The production of the performance projects during the residency will be supported by diverse types of curatorship, from theoretical to technical development, a Free School of Performance with studio visits, critical sessions and reading group. During the residency phase, Centrale Fies will provide production and curatorial staff to assist the artists as they develop their selected project. The residency phase is an essential part of the development of the projects and is considered mandatory. The performances produced will be presented during the 40th edition of the Drodesera Festival of Performing Arts (24-25-26 July 2020). During each evening, a program of established guest artists will be presented alongside the projects of the 9 finalists.

On this occasion, the 9 winning projects will be seen and discussed by a board of international professionals, working for festivals, institutions, residencies and production programs that sustain and produce research in performance. The board will be actively involved in public and private meetings with the 9 artists. For Live Works vol.8 the guest board of professionals is composed of:

– Cédric Fauq, Curator, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, England

– Inga Lāce, Curator, Latvian Center Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia

– Mathilde Villeneuve, Artistic Leader, Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kortrijk, Belgium

– Daniel Blanga Gubbay, Artistic Co-director, Kunsten festival des arts, Bruxelles, Belgium

– Vincent van Velsen, Co-curator, Sonsbeek 2020/2024, Arnhem, Netherlands

For more information and to apply, visit Live Works Award

Deadline to apply: 27 March 2020

Image: Live Works vol.7

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