Hello! How are you getting on? Very well we hope!
We are Nick Anderson and Rosana Cade, two friends and performance makers who run Buzzcut, which is a performance and live-art festival that happens annually in Glasgow. We also organise other performance events throughout the year and across the UK, but we’re very, very happy to be returning for our third annual, 5-day performance festival!
//BUZZCUT// is a collaboration between two artists in Glasgow dedicated to creating exciting, supportive environments for artists and audiences to experiment with live performance.
//BUZZCUT// looks to open up new spaces for performance to happen, to bring new audiences to live art, and to create new opportunities for artists to make and share work.
//BUZZCUT// believes in strengthening and broadening communities, in bringing people from different walks of life together.
//BUZZCUT// is about sharing; sharing food, sharing ideas and support, opening up doors and sharing homes.
Firstly, we’d like to let you know our plans for the festival next year. Over 5 days, between the 23rd – 27th April, Buzzcut will be taking place in the Pearce Institute in an area of Glasgow called Govan. We’re really excited to be setting up residence in Govan and the Pearce Institute, as it’s a community centre built over 100 years ago, with an amazing history and many beautiful spaces within it. Here’s a link to some pictures of it: http://www.pearceinstitute.org.uk/about-us/gallery/
We programme the festival by sending out this open-call for applications and then working with our artist mentors to select which of the applications seems to be most relevant for this time and for this event.
We would love to hear from you! We’re looking for applications to show work which could be described as the following:
Live installation work
Buzzcut is devoted to supporting artists who engage with a live-practice, who are passionate about experimental processes and whose work questions what performance can be and what it can look like.
We are delighted to announce that we are being supported by the beautiful and exceptional Jerwood Charitable Foundation through one of their small grants. With this money we can support accepted applications in the following ways:
Full travel costs paid by us
Large free lunch events every day of the festival for artists, our team and all traveling delegates to sit down together at the beginning of the day
Documentation of your work
Free accommodation in a Glasgow resident’s home – these people are always known and trusted by our organisational team
A presence of UK-wide producers, festival programmers/venues and artist-led organisations who will see your work and be available to talk about it if you’d like to
The possibility of seeing all the other work in the 5-day festival for free
Finally, a welcoming, warm, and friendly environment to show your work in, and become part of a community.
You can get the application form on our website www.glasgowbuzzcut.wordpress.com
Please send the completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a copy of your performance c.v. by the end of Monday 6th January 2014.