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Artist Call Out – Fringe Festival Submissions Wanted

The DEADLINE has now passed, full line up will be released in the coming weeks!


Boscombe Fringe Artist Application Form

Call Out for Fringe Festival Submissions

Theatre companies, solo artists, duos, live artists, community groups, spoken word artists, stand up comics, film makers, wanted for Boscombe Fringe Festival 2014

Vita Nova is hosting the second Boscombe Fringe Festival in September this year.

Vita Nova is an arts charity working with vulnerable adults, the Boscombe Fringe Festival seeks to programme interesting, ‘authentic’, and experimental work from a range of arts disciplines and backgrounds.

This is an inclusive festival which aims to programme work by non-performers and community groups, alongside emerging and professional artists.

Boscombe is a seaside town undergoing ‘regeneration’, it is home to an eclectic mix of people and an exciting developing arts scene. Part of the rationale for the festival is to encourage a sharing of work from wider afield with local talent supporting the development of skills and practices.

This year we are interested in hearing from companies, practicing artists, emerging artists and recent graduates who would like to show work, with a particular interest in work which may fall under the following themes:

Health and Mental Health
Prison and the criminal justice system
Benefits and welfare systems
Social injustice and oppression
Poverty and disadvantage

The festival will take place over four days, 11th – 14th September 2014 across spaces in different venues with small and small to medium, studio style performance spaces. We are also interested in hearing about promenade or performances suited to outdoor spaces.

If you have a performance, (or film, exhibition, installation, idea, etc….) that you would like to submit for consideration please forward details, along with an application form to

Gemma Alldred, Festival Director:

Application closing date: Wednesday 14th May 2014.

Notes on Funding
Vita Nova are a charity, as such this is a non profit making festival and will rely heavily on support from volunteers.
Funding for the festival is still to be confirmed, if successful a number of small expenses grants to support performers will be available and will be awarded on the basis of artistic merit and demonstrated need. Selected artists are strongly advised to apply for additional sources of funding where possible.

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