Attention artists and companies! Are you interested in being part of Bloomsbury Festival 2019?

Taking place over 10 days from 11 – 20 October 2019 across Bloomsbury’s major venues and hidden spaces, the festival aims to amplify creative development in Bloomsbury, give a platform to its emerging talent and create interesting collaborations across arts and science.

We are seeking performances that:

  • Are across the disciplines of theatre, dance, spoken word, cabaret. Your piece could be an intervention or interaction on the street, a show in a found space, or staged in a traditional theatre. We are open to imaginative staging and as such, shows with minimal technical and set-up needs are preferred.
  • Can demonstrate links to Bloomsbury e.g. live, work or study here or intend to collaborate with partners in the area
  • Respond to our 2019 theme of Small Steps and Giant Leaps, inspired by the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s moon landing. This could be direct responses to the moon itself (space, astrology, folklore) or stories of other great endeavours and pioneering achievements (big or small, past or present, ideally linked to Bloomsbury)

Projects that offer opportunities to support artistic development or explore the crossover between arts and science are especially welcome.

The festival is delivered in close collaboration with local institutions, businesses and communities to shine a light on Bloomsbury. We are not able to offer fees but thanks to our partners we can provide in-kind venue space, marketing, logistical, fundraising and mentoring support as well as the opportunity to be part of a high-profile and exciting Central London festival. Box office split arrangements are possible at ticketed venues.

If you are interested in getting involved, please send a short introduction outlining your ideas, your practice and any useful links to, with the subject line Bloomsbury performance proposal by 17 April 2019.

Call-out for performance submissions!