I have just come back from a very exciting meeting with the Theatre and Performance section of the Hidden Door Festival Content Team.
I am going to be Performance Arts Coordinator in the volunteer run festival. I am very excited and cannot wait to really get my teeth dug into the role!
They are currently looking for submissions of interest. A call out for performers, ranging from poetry to dance so please get your submissions in.
Deadline for Visual Art Proposals is Tuesday 1 November, 11:59pm
Deadline for Theatre & Performing Arts Proposals is Monday 7 November, 11:59pm
Deadline for Poets and Spoken Word Performers is Friday 11 November, 11:59pm
Hidden Door 2017 will take place from 26 May – 4 June 2017 in an as-yet undisclosed disused site in Edinburgh. The festival will see the empty buildings transformed into live music venues, theatre spaces, bars, a cinema, and a multitude of art exhibition and installation spaces.
Hidden Door is a not-for-profit arts organisation entirely run by volunteers. It aims to put on a festival every year in a disused space in Edinburgh in order to provide an opportunity for creative practitioners based in Scotland at all stages of their career to develop their practice and reach an extensive audience. Through selecting and curating a wide range of projects in unusual spaces Hidden Door aims to create a dynamic and engaging audience-experience for the public and helps them get to know the high quality creative work being produced on their doorstep. All proceeds raised by the festival goes towards creating the platform for the artists, or to the artists themselves.
Hidden Door welcomes applicants from anywhere, however it is our remit to prioritise work by Scottish-based artists or work that is connected to Scottish contemporary culture
So, get your submissions in! More info here
I am very excited to get involved with the festival and for my role. I am sure there will be much more news about this soon.