// 2017 Festival Application Call Out //

The applications for the 2017 Festival are now open!

Here is the call out in video form… You wil find all the details in written form below it 🙂

Click here for the link to the application form

Hello hello hello! We are BUZZCUT and you are delicious.

We are totally thrilled to be announcing our call out for applications for our sixth annual festival of live art and experimental performance in Govan, Glasgow. Howza? Wowza! Yowza!

The festival will take place from the 5th – 9th April 2017 and will be based at the Pearce Institute in Govan. The deadline for applications is midnight at the end of Sunday 4th December.

//BUZZCUT// is a collective of artists in Glasgow who are dedicated to creating welcoming, community focused environments for sharing and experimenting with radical performance practice. We run multiple events throughout the year but our favourite thing is our festival as it’s a time for real durational gathering and communal action. We normally programme between 50-60 artists or companies, with half of the work always being from people based in Scotland. We programme artists from a range of backgrounds including visual art, dance, activism and theatre whose work experiments with the possibilities of live performance and does not sit comfortably within traditional forms (such as plays).

This year a large portion of the programme will be based in outdoor locations and in spaces around Govan e.g. a local charity shop, a pub, a library, a cafe, a working men’s club, a church, a shopping centre. We will still programme some work in the Pearce Institute which has a range of studio spaces, however we are particularly interested in programming performance that happens outdoors in public space, or in unexpected locations. Upon your selection we will work with you to find the best possible space, but please identify what this would ideally be in your application.

We welcome applications from disabled artists and have resources to meet your access requirements.

New thing for Non-Scotland based artists who were in the festival last year

Due to the increasingly high level of applications we receive each year and our desire to welcome new people into our community, we have decided that we won’t be accepting applications from non-Scotland based artists who were in the festival last year. If you are applying as part of a different collaboration of people then you are still welcome to apply. We hope you understand this, you can still apply in subsequent years and we still LOVE YOU.

What we can offer:

// £100 per person contribution to each artist’s costs. For example, if 3 people were equally collaborating on your performance, you would receive £300. Unfortunately this does not apply to producers and technicians //

// A free meal every day of the festival //

//Seeing all of the other work at the festival for free //

// Somewhere to stay in Glasgow if you are coming for outside of the city (this will be with a lovely local resident //

// UK wide travel covered (If you’re flying from abroad, we will be able to contribute up to £100 per person) //

// Technical support for your show including an operator (Unfortunately we are unable to cover individual material costs though will always help to source materials for free. Please consider the affordability of your work) //

// A lively, welcoming environment to present your work in //

// Video and photographic documentation //

// A range of UK and international programmers in the audience //

// Accessibility support for the work to make it open to a wide range of audiences //

This opportunity is not open to undergraduate students.

How To Apply

  • Copy and paste the questions in the application form into a word document (.doc), and send the completed form along with a copy of your CV to glasgowbuzzcut@gmail.com with the title ‘BUZZCUT 2017 – (Your Name)’.
  • Alternatively you can apply by video applications – where you must answer all of the questions in no longer than 3 minutes.
  • The Deadline for applications is midnight at the end of Sunday 4th December.
  • If you have any questions please email glasgowbuzzcut@gmail.com or ring / text 07834 751536.

The festival this year is funded by the wonderful support of Creative Scotland through Open Project Funding, The Goethe Institute, Gessnerelle, Winchester University, Queen Mary University of London, Chichester University and Imaginate.

We can’t wait to read your application!


Click here for the link to the application form

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