‘We Are Open’ Commissions

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Brief

We are excited to announce the ‘We Are Open’ Commissions –  a creative and healing response to Covid-19 which aims to offer artists, companies, and organisations an opportunity to reflect on the individual and/or collective experiences of the past year. 

These commissions are an opportunity to find creative freedom in this physical and often social confinement, celebrate life, our wellbeing, lift our spirits and remind us of the significant power of the arts as a tool for healing – now and beyond the pandemic. 

The ‘We Are Open’ Commissions are to support creative ideas that celebrate our lives and serve to connect communities through arts and creativity. 

We are open to digital projects, participation/ engagement activities and public performances or a combination of them all. We are keen for the artform to be dance led (all dance styles welcome) and are open to collaborations with multidisciplinary artforms (circus/spoken word/poetry/film/sound/puppetry/visual arts). 

This support is intended for presentation in May – July 2021

Deadline for submission for all proposals is 5pm, Tuesday 16 March 2021

Download the Full Brief

Download “We Are Open Commissions Brief” 137 KB

How to Apply

Please send CV, including links to your work (websites/video links/images) plus a proposal outlining the following  (no more 2 pages):

  • About you, your approach to your work and why this is of interest to you
  • Your idea – specifically:
  • Where it will take place
  • How it will be delivered – If applicable include a Plan A and Plan B that take in account COVID restrictions.
  • An outline budget 

We will also accept filmed proposals. This should address the above and be no longer than 5mins. 

Please also attach an equal opportunities form, which can be downloaded here.

We want to make sure everyone has equal opportunity in everything we do and collect this information so we can make sure our processes are fair. This information will be kept confidentially and used for monitoring purposes only. It does not form part of our decision-making process and will not affect your application.

Get in Touch

If you want to talk through your idea or have any questions we welcome the conversation. Our Creative Producers will get in touch with you.

Email creative.producer@wacarts.co.uk