Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Update 11 May 2011

Deadlines are fast approaching so here is a reminder that the submission deadline for outside:inside pop-up festival is Friday May 20th and for the Reading Arts Week, the submission deadline is Wednesday 1 June (see previous updates for fuller information)

There are a couple more opportunities on the horizon, firstly we are looking for artists who are interested in taking part in our Third Thursday programme. To find out more about Third Thursday, visit here. We are looking for artists from any artforms ~ dancers, actors, singers, musicians, film makers, poets, crafters, makers, designers, sculptors, photographers. Our idea is to have a summer garden party during the day down the main street in Reading on Thursday 21 July 2011. This month is already a celebration of arts, music and film with the outside:inside pop-up festival so this Third Thursday will be a celebration, a pop-up arty tea party. Anyone is welcome to submit and submission forms can be found here. Deadline for submission is 23 June 2011

The second artistic opportunity is the forthcoming Nuit Blanche, 14-15 October 2011. Nuit Blanche, after a successful pilot project last year, is inviting proposals from artists, performers, organisations and venues to take part musicians from this dusk to dawn to event. We will be hosting a special artists info evening on Wednesday 18 May from 6.30-8.30 at jelly, 42 Market Place, Reading. The steering group which includes representatives from Reading Borough Council, independent arts organisations and Reading UK CIC will be present to give advice, support and talk through ideas. Hope you can make it!

Full submission documents can be found here: artists submission, finding a venue, risk assessment. Deadline for submission 31 July 2011

If you don't feel creatively inclined but would like to take part, please download the artists submission and find out more about taking part in the Dawn Chorus