ARTISTS and performers are being called to put their work forward for the first series of Solihull Work in Progress micro-commissions.
Solihull Council has partnered with Parrabbola to offer up to 20 micro-commissions, each worth £500, for work from right across the arts, including theatre, music, dance, spoken word, visual arts and crafts and will appear in The Core next year.
The micro-commissions are designed to support artists with a project in development, where the opportunity to present an element of their piece will help to move their project on to the next stage.
Creative artists should present their work as it currently is, in a raw state or partially finished.
Examples of a ‘work in progress’ could include reading an extract of a new script or displaying a new experimental technique in photography or ceramics.
Councillor Karen Grinsell, deputy leader of the Council and cabinet portfolio holder for Leisure, Tourism and Sport, said: “I’m so excited about the first series of the Solihull Work in Progress micro-commissions.
“They give our local artists the opportunity not only to get their creative juices flowing but also to display their work at Solihull’s cultural hub, The Core.
“We’re particularly interested in hearing from artists and companies that are currently under-represented within the performing arts, as these micro-commissions are designed to kickstart a creative idea or move a project on to the next stage of development.”
Commissions are open primarily to artists and companies based in or operating from the borough of Solihull, although applications from elsewhere in the West Midlands are accepted.
All applicants and any performers must be over the age of 18.
Apply online at Solihull Micro Commissions Application – Google Forms. The online application also allows artists to apply with a video rather than a written form.
The deadline to apply is midnight on December 5 and works will be selected for commission in the following week.
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