Preston Live Arts Festival is looking for creative ones......
Apr, 26 2021
The city of Preston should not be underestimated. It prides itself in having a glowing University which enrols students from all over the world, it has two major leisure centres ideal for families, children and adults. It also delves into the arts with The Harris Museum and Art Gallery at the centre point of the city.
It would be fitting therefore to have an event which celebrates the city of Preston and it’s people. ‘Preston Live Arts Festival’ is inviting applications for local artists to create and submit unique which defines everything that makes Preston so vibrant.
If your submitted work is successful organisers will have it displayed throughout a ten day exhibition ‘Preston Awakens’ in the city centre. Your work will be identified in any discipline or media you prefer. It should be exciting and able to grab the attention and imagination of the viewer.
The work you submit must be original and you can use current or new works in the pipeline. Applicants should know that if selected you will receive £1,000 and your work will be exhibited from 21st - 30th June 2021.
In addition, ‘Lockdown Stories’ invites local professional and amateur artists to tell their stories across a series of three scratch nights with a focus on Drama, Dance and Spoken Word.
If you succeed in any of the above disciplines you will be invited to perform during three Scratch Nights across the ten-day Preston Live Arts Festival in the city.
You should be able to interpret your own unique experience of lockdown from the perspective of Preston. You should aim to keep it short ( up to 10 minutes preferably) and you will receive a commission payment of £300 and a further performance fee.
The Festival is also keenly interested in engaging with local musicians for a one night celebration of the cities high level of musical talent. All applicants should be local to the city or surrounding areas and should develop ideas that can connect with a broad audience.
Adrian Philips, Chief Executive of Preston City Council invites creative ones to give it a go,
“We have a fantastic creative community and culture scene in Preston and I’d encourage all artists, performers and musicians in Preston and the surrounding area to submit their work and grasp the opportunity to be part of this celebration of culture”.
Preston Live is further evidence of the City Councils ambitious plans to rebuild a live theatre programme and audience for Preston, spearheading arts and culture as the dominant force for the growth and development of the city.
For more information and an application pack for ‘Lockdown Stories’ or ‘Preston Awakens’ simply visit www.preston.live. Local bands should register their interest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The recently announced Preston Live Arts Festival is inviting applications for local artists to create and submit unique work which celebrates the city of Preston and its people.
^Alex Ashworth CCG Art Blogger