DNWEEKEND 2017 OPEN CALL!

9 Mar 2017 by rachelr

Announcing the fourth DNweekeND – we want YOU!

8th – 10th September 2017

Deadline for applications:

12noon Monday 27th March 2017  

DNweekeND is a festival of arts in Doncaster town centre public spaces, arts venues, shop units and shopping centres – indoors and outdoors – for one weekend only.

 

Back for its fourth year, DNweekeND 2017 is teaming up again with the St. Leger Festival week.

 

We are looking for local and visiting artists and voluntary groups who wish to create exciting and vibrant public experiences that celebrate creativity in Doncaster and help us develop and engage new audiences. Small amounts of funding are available to help realise your ideas.

 

DNweekeND is for everyone! Whether you are an individual or a group; a community arts volunteer or a nationally-recognised collective: if you want to showcase high quality work in our town centre and genuinely engage Doncaster audiences, then we want to hear from you!

 

Last year 20 unique and inventive projects were commissioned as part of DNweekeND, allowing incredible opportunities for a range of artists and groups to develop and share their work with local and visiting audiences. 

 

Potential venues for DNweekeND 2017

 

These are the currently proposed venues for DNweekeND 2017, including the types of work that will most likely be programmed for each venue:

 

·         Sir Nigel Gresley Square (Outdoor theatre, music and performances)

·         The Village at Waterdale Shopping Centre (Shop unit installations, outdoor music and walkabout performances)

·         Cast theatre foyer (Live performances, exhibitions)

·         Town centre historic buildings (Live performances, exhibitions)

 

 

Financial support:

 

We are able to offer small amounts to support/develop work – from £50 to a maximum of £1,200 (including VAT) - appropriate to the needs of your proposal.

 

So if you have an exciting participatory idea for the DNweekeND that offers Doncaster audiences something new, we want to hear from you!

 

How to apply:

 

If you wish to be considered as part of the DNweekeND 2017, then please fill out the simple application HERE

A panel of local people will consider all applications submitted. If you would like any help or advice about applying for the DNweekeND, please contact:  Andrew Loretto, Project Director, Right up Our Street

Tel: 01302 558067 or email: andrew@rightupourstreet.org.uk

 

About DNweekeND

DNweekeND is part of Right Up Our Street – led by a consortium of Doncaster arts and leisure organisations and funded through Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places programme until 2019. Right Up Our Street is all about Doncaster people choosing, making, seeing and sharing brilliant cultural ideas.  DNweekeND is also part of XTRAX Without Walls Associate Touring Network, a group of festivals working together to extend the reach and benefits of the existing Without Walls programme in areas where there is low engagement with the arts, bringing high quality outdoor work to diverse audiences across England. 

The DNweekeND 2017 will also kick of the St Leger Festival Week- where there will be plenty of great events happening across the town.

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