Bloomsbury Festival and the University of London are seeking to commission an exciting and original artistic response to materials associated with their ‘Festival in a Box’ project.
Each year, Bloomsbury Festival hope to commission one new piece of work based on the Festival in a Box project. This artwork will be programmed during the festival in October (18 – 22 October 2017). We hope that this will raise the visibility of the project, and provide a way of integrating the stories and memories of ‘socially isolated’ people back into the community, making them a key part of the explosion of creativity that is the October festival.
In 2017, the School of Advanced Study at the University of London has provided funding to support an original artwork based on the Bloomsbury Festival in a Box. Proposals are invited for projects that will respond creatively to materials and stories gathered in the Festival in a Box archives to create a new static artwork, performance, film or other creative response that will form part of the festival programme in 2017.
Stage one project proposal deadline: 5pm 28 July 2017
Full details can be found here:
> Festival In A Box Artist Brief and Background Info (pdf file)