CALL OUT FOR SUBMISSIONS: 'Inspired by Change' Online Theatre Festival July 2020

Deadline: 14/06/2020

Venue: Various Online Platforms  |  City: Global  |  Natalie Sloan

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'Inspired by Change' - Online Theatre Festival raising money for The Trussell Trust.

About the Festival:

Festival begins - Monday 6th July (Times TBC)

Deadline for submissions - Sunday 14th June (5pm)

Hosted by Dollybox Theatre, 'Inspired by Change' is in reaction to our rapidly changing world.  We are keen to generate conversations on change by sharing bold and unique perspectives to inspire compassionate, broad and curious minds in our audiences as we navigate these widespread changes happening across the globe.

On Monday 6th July, we will be launching your work across various online spaces in the shape of a festival. This might be via YouTube, Social Media or Vimeo to name a few examples; the destination of the work will depend on the nature of the piece.  

Whilst enabling participants to join a supportive community and get creative during lockdown, the festival allows artists to showcase their work, build their audiences and network with other companies. Participants will be encouraged to share feedback on each other's finished work and will also receive additional feedback from invited industry professionals.

In the lead up to the festival we will be on hand to support the artists in the online marketing for their show and will host a handful of exciting events, one of which will include a Networking Night on Friday 19th June as a way for us to (virtually) meet.

About The Trussell Trust:

The Trussell Trust supports a nationwide network of food banks providing emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaigns for change to end the need for food banks in the UK. With the demand for food having gone up during the Covid-19 crisis, the support the charity provides is more important now than ever.

Conditions for Applicants:

1. Submissions must be 10 mins max.

2. Submissions must be a discipline of theatre (e.g. Acting, Live Art, Performance Art, Dance, Physical Theatre etc.)

3. Submissions must be works inspired by the theme of change. We're particularly interested in pieces that focus on social or global change, although we are open to other interpretations and viewpoints.

4. Submissions must be pre-recorded and initially submitted as a link (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, Website, Google Drive). We will consider live performances (e.g. performed via Instagram Live). Further details can be found in the submission form. 

5. Submissions must be made before Sunday 14th June at 5pm.

6. Applicants must be 18+.

7. All work must be made in alignment with the latest government restrictions regarding Covid-19.

All work submitted to us will not be shared elsewhere without prior consent from the artist/ company. All work submitted must not be shared (in its entirety) elsewhere prior to the festival unless it is agreed in advance with us. All work submitted must be your own.

About Dollybox Theatre:

We are a Feminist Theatre-making duo creating work that generates conversation as a springboard into social change. We formed as a company in 2018 and debuted our work-in-progress show 'COPYRIGHT' at the Shoebox Theatre's FUSE Festival in the same year. The next phase of development is currently on-hold due to the Covid-19 outbreak. 

Natalie Sloan (Co-Founder) attended the Oxford School of Drama and Rose Bruford College and graduated from the University of Worcester with a First-Class Degree in Drama & Performance. She has facilitation experience working with children and adults and has worked as a Production/ Admin assistant for Justice in Motion and Vamos Theatre, gaining valuable insight into creating socially conscious theatre.

Lucy Barton (Co-Founder) attended Rose Bruford College and graduated with a BA (Hons) in European Theatre Arts. Prior to this, she worked for Peer Productions, touring shows centring themes on social issues around schools. Lucy works as a freelance facilitator and producer. Her current project is 'Generation Girls', aimed at vulnerable young women aged 11-19 to empower and educate them to make positive and informed life choices. 

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Instagram: @dollybox_theatre

Facebook: @dollyboxtheatreUK

Twitter: @DollyboxTheatre


Contact the curator
Who is eligible for this opportunity?
18+. Given that the work will be presented online there are no global restrictions for applicants, however the festival pieces will be launched in UK time
When is the deadline?
Sunday 14th June (5pm)
How many works can I submit?
You can make one submission
When is the delivery date?
The festival starts on Monday 6th July (Time TBC)
How much does it cost?
Entry is free
Are there payments to artists?
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
All applicants will be notified of the outcome by Tuesday 16th June

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