Call for Proposals: Perception - an experimental weekend

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20 January 2018

Call for Proposals

Perception : an experimental weekend

2021 Concerts is calling for proposals to fill the APT Gallery in Deptford for a weekend of experimental music, art and installations in May 2018. We are looking for work that explores elements of perception to create a weekend that inspires curiosity, steps outside the normal bounds of audience and performer interaction, and fosters a sense of experimentation.

Dates: May 4-6  → Friday evening, Saturday all day, Sunday afternoon performances. Development/rehearsal space available in the week prior by scheduling.


We are looking for projects that challenge perception from any conceptual or structural perspective. Proposed projects can explore anything from performance practice to harmonic language, motion, dialogue, visual and structural interactions. We are interested in performance pieces of a huge variety of styles, from traditional musical pairings to anything experimental, unusual or curious, including performance art, installation and theatre pieces - any hybrid or interdisciplinary art forms encouraged!

We are hoping to design a project that welcomes a wide variety of audience members. We will have open doors with freedom of entry all weekend, with the aim of creating a space where the public can experience and relate to experimental art in a curious and fresh way. We’d like to put an emphasis on non-traditional use of space, movement, exploration, experimentation. Family-friendly works also encouraged for Saturday afternoon!

Works can be anywhere from 5-45  min in length.


Required materials:

 - Up to one page performance proposal about your piece: what does it look like? Tell us what we might experience as an audience member.

 - Include 150-250 words on how your project fits the brief, how it explores perception in its own way.

 - List of proposed collaborators - please be realistic about how many people you can involve

 - CVs/bios of primary organising members (composers, directors, choreographers etc) as well as performers, if possible


 - Samples of your work. Anything is suitable, from photographs to videos and recordings.

We will be looking for proposals that demonstrate the following elements:

 - Quality of the proposal: shows thoughtful preparation, a consideration of the brief and of the flexible nature of the gallery space

 - Collaboration: consideration of the possible performers involved in the work, productive collaborative processes

 - Originality and creativity!

 - We want to encourage proposals from minority applicants


DEADLINE: January 20th, 2018

Applications can be submitted to 2021concerts@gmail.com


More details can be found at 2021concerts.co.uk

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