This is a call-out to artists and companies from
any discipline, who are passionate about working beyond
conventional theatre and gallery settings.
InTRANSIT is a site-responsive, or
site-relevant, festival looking to present work which is either
relevant to, or inspired by, spaces, architecture and society. For
example, work could be in response to the particular site it is to
be performed in, or, alternatively, to current events and issues,
then performed in a relevant setting. Artists can propose work to
take place anywhere within the borough. We are particularly
interested in work that goes beyond the conventions of its own
genre and is genuinely risk taking. The festival is increasingly
renowned for producing and supporting work which more traditional
festivals might not be willing or able to consider. We can help you
place the work within the borough, advising and supporting you on
logistical or licensing issues, and finding collaborators and local
partners. InTRANSIT is an initiative of the Royal Borough of
Kensington and Chelsea, and all work should also support the aims
of the borough’s
Arts and Culture Strategy.
The theme for 2016 is ‘Strange
Bedfellows: The Attraction of Opposites’
We are looking for proposals that explore the
interplay between two seemingly opposing elements. For instance,
productions that unite two different art forms, communities or
ideas, or that explore the attraction of opposites.
Between £500 and £5,000 grant funding may be
invested in an individual commission, and projects that already
have, or could bring in, additional funding from other sources will
be at an advantage. We are also keen to commission work that will
have a life beyond its iteration in this year’s festival, running
from Friday 17 to Sunday 26 June.
The deadline for submissions is 5pm on
Monday 15 February 2016. Expressions of interest will be
shortlisted by Thursday 3 March. Shortlisted artists will then be
given up to four weeks to further develop their idea with the
curators before the final selection on Thursday 31 March.
Once you have read our guidance on submitting
an expression of interest here, you can access our
online submission form.
This year’s InTRANSIT Festival commissioning round
includes a call for submissions for the Portobello
Wall Public Art Project.
Find out more about this commission and on submitting a proposal