Rufus Stone/Westminster Artist’s Pitch
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS 15 OCTOBER
(if you are interested in the September date, please be sure to apply before 10 September)
Application fee: none
Performance/installation at Tachbrook Street Market in London
We are looking for performance/sound/visual artists who would like to perform/present work in a very public setting in London. Working with the London borough of Westminster, Rufus Stone is curating an “artist’s pitch” in a lively street market. Westminster is making available a gazebo (approx. 3 m x 2 m), with detachable walls, at the front of the market, next to a fruit and veg stall, and Rufus Stone will arrange accommodation in London (walking distance from the market) for three days for the selected artists. The market is open from 7 am – 7 pm (although most vendors close up at about 4pm).
We are planning to programme the first four performances via this call (see dates below).
To apply, please visit: https://rufusstone.submittable.com/submit
Selection mechanism: A selection committee, including artists and curators as well as a representative of Westminster will decide on a shortlist. Rufus Stone will then work with the short-listed artists to schedule and produce projects.
· You can apply as an individual or as part of a collaborative.
· Artists must NOT transact business— we don’t have a vendor’s license. Thus all projects must be non-commercial; i.e. no project or artist would be allowed to sell a product or realise any commercial gain from participating in the project.
· No electricity is provided at the site.
· Artists must cover the costs of all materials; their transport to/from/within London; and all other personal costs associated with participation. We are happy to provide official letters of invitation for selected artists applying for project funding.
· A representative of Rufus Stone will be onsite during all projects.
First four proposed dates:
26 September,2015 (Saturday)
28 November, 2015 (Saturday)
19 December, 2015 (Saturday)
06 February, 2016 (Saturday)
Rufus Stone: Our collective is interested in community-based projects that challenge the notion of where art belongs. We have a track record of delivering high quality experiences on very low budgets leveraging existing resources and goodwill. We find the market to be a very democratic and open venue, which attracts a diverse audience. Please visit our website at: www.rufus-stone.org