Fri 4 May 2012
Arches LIVE is the Arches’ annual two-week festival of risk-taking live performance. Offering a supportive platform for a range of emergent and experimental artists – from playwrights, theatre-makers and choreographers to visual artists, film-makers and sound artists – our aim is for the building to become a meeting point, a site of debate and a free space for the exploration of new ideas.
Previous successful applicants to Arches LIVE, such as Gary Gardiner and Kieran Hurley, have gone on to win The Arches new work award, Platform 18, where work is supported and staged during the acclaimed Behaviour festival of live performance. You can see their work alongside some of the best national and international contemporary performance makers at Behaviour 2012.
We are currently seeking proposals for work to be considered for this year’s Arches LIVE festival, which takes place in September. Artists from all performance disciplines are welcome to apply and we particularly encourage submissions in multi-disciplinary work. The only stipulation is that the work is new and developed specifically for Arches LIVE.
The Arches will provide the following:
• Free rehearsal space/development time in our basement and studio spaces on a first-come-first-served basis
• Mentoring and practical support from the Arches’ technical, press, marketing and design teams
• Presentation of a final production for up to 3 nights from the 17th-30th September 2012
Unfortunately the Arches cannot provide production budgets; however, we are happy for applicants to seek external funding.
HOW TO APPLY //
Please send a detailed proposal outlining your project. Applicants should include the following information as well as any relevant images or video clips:
- An overall summary of the piece
- The names of the artists and creators, including CVs of those involved
- Stage requirements
- An idea of where in the building you would like to present the work (for those familiar with the different spaces at the Arches)
- Approximate running times
- Approximate lighting and sound requirements
- Get-in time required
Companies will also be required to attend an Arches LIVE Meet & Greet day on Friday 29th June between 3-6pm. Please confirm your availability in your email.
All submissions should be sent to email@example.com by Friday 4th May at 5pm or posted to Louise Irwin, The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL.
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“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”