EOIs are now closed
Performance Space’s LIVE DREAMS is a platform for artists to share works-in-progress and ideas in development in a dynamic and responsive environment. LIVE DREAMS takes place both in-theatre at Carriageworks and digitally via our live streaming channel, Live On The Line. This platform offers us an exciting glimpse into current developments in experimental art, creating a crucible for experimentation and conversation.
This May, Performance Space will hold a special edition of LIVE DREAMS, inviting artists to present works-in-progress that imagine radical futures.
As Performance Space gears up to celebrate its 40th anniversary, Live Dreams reflects on the rituals of time as a way of thinking through the development of exciting, new performance work.
CALLING AUSTRALIAN AND ASIA PACIFIC EXPERIMENTAL ARTISTS!
We are calling for proposals from artists across Australia and the Asia Pacific who wish to present a new experimental work they are currently developing.
Curated by Performance Space Guest Co-Artistic Directors Rosie Dennis & Daniel Mudie Cunningham
Honouring the rituals and markers of time, works will consider starts and origins, beginnings and conception.
Honouring the rituals and markers of time, works will consider departures and endings, loss and cessation.
Honouring the rituals and markers of time, works will consider collaboration and togetherness, companionship and commitment.
WHAT'S ON OFFER?
Performance Space will provide:
An opportunity for you to present your work-in-progress to a live and industry audience
$300 AUD fee for presenting your work as part of Live Dreams
A space equipped with some sound and lighting infrastructure, with a full technical inventory provided to successful applicants.
DIGITAL OR IN-THEATRE PRESENTATION
You have two options for presenting your work:
If you are in Sydney you can present your work in-person in Carriageworks’ Bay 20, or you can live stream your performance from anywhere in the world
Both options receive producing and technical support from the Performance Space team.
WHAT OUTCOMES DOES PERFORMANCE SPACE EXPECT?
Participants will be required to present a work-in-progress showing in a format representative of their practice (performance, talk, audio, screening) for a duration of up to 10 minutes as part of Live Dreams, held at Carriageworks.
Participants will also be expected to attend an in-the-room or digital rehearsal (for interstate and international presenters).
1 March 2023 EOIs open
27 March 2023 5pm EOIs close
By 10 April 2023 successful applicants notified
Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd May Rehearsals
4-6 May 2023 – Live Dreams presentations
AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
• Australian artists can be based anywhere in the world
• Asia Pacific artists are those who self-identify as an Asia Pacific artist
• This program is for artists with experimental and interdisciplinary practices
At Performance Space we prioritise diverse perspectives and voices. We especially encourage submissions – for all three Live Dreams themes - from First Nations artists, artists of colour, culturally diverse artists, women, LGBTQIA+ artists, and artists living with disability. Please let us know if you would prefer to apply in a different format or if there is any barrier for you in the submission process.
Need anything else clarified?
Feel free to get in touch with us.
Zoë Hollyoak, Program Producer: firstname.lastname@example.org
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LIVE DREAMS // Liveworks 2022
Michelle St Anne (& Chloe Kim)
Rowenna (& Ceridwen Dovey)
Chang Kang Hua
M@ Cornell & Merinda Davies
Raymond Liew Jin Pin
LIVE DREAMS // Liveworks 2020
Bron Batten and Gary Abrahams
Solomon Frank and Niki Johnson
Nikki Heywood, Mark Cauvin and Heidrun Lohr
Bianca Willoughby, Andrea Barett and Amy Claire Mills (Creative Hybrids Lab)
LIVE DREAMS May 2021
Jennifer Greer Holmes
Bianca River Moon
AñA Wojak & Cloudbeard
Too Close to the Sun
Elysa Wendi and Rhiannon Newton
Deden Bulqini, Sandra Fiona Long and Heliana Sinaga
LIVE DREAMS // Liveworks 2021
LIVE DREAMS // June 2022