Vaudeville Value Basics
Friday 29 June 2018, 8pm, Summerhall
Call for Proposals: Deadline April 22nd
Lights down, curtain up. There will be art. On a stage. It might be cut-price clown, sale-bin sound art, spoken word at a steal, five-finger discount film, or BOGOF bargain burlesque for the burnt budget. The hosts will be silly. There will be applause. No frills. Who can afford frills? Just vaudeville, basics. This is Everyday Essentials Value Anatomy Basics Range, for when the purse is empty and the heart is full.
Funded by Creative Scotland, ANATOMY is a quarterly live art cabaret based in Edinburgh’s Summerhall and occasionally venturing elsewhere. We seek proposals from fearless artists to tell cockamamie half-baked dogtales. Or not. We seek iconoclasts, film-warpers, grotesques, thumpers of technology, immersive weepers, levitating playwrights, jugglers of industrial salvage, puppet dancers and throat gymnasts.
ANATOMY is especially welcoming of artists who face marginalisation, including D/deaf and/or disabled people, LGBTI+ people, women, people of colour, working class people, and people from any related background or identity. We have a full accessibility policy to support this work. If you feel you are often excluded from performance opportunities, we would like to include you and hear how we can do that better. We have a budget to help meet individual access needs.
We are looking for fearless proposals, 5-30 minutes in length, of things that can be presented in a room with an audience, regardless of trend, style, medium or currency. For our summer show, we are seeking stories of austerity and simplicity. (But if you have a better idea then ignore ours: strict thematic adherence is not essential.)
Selected acts will receive:
– A £100 fee per performer for the performance, plus travel expenses
– Accommodation if needed with Anatomy family and friends
– Rehearsal space in Summerhall as required
– Full technical support for the show
– Photo and film documentation of the performance
We are currently unable to host aerial performances. One day we will be able to fly.
For more on what we’ve done, see our past events.
To apply, please download an application form and a voluntary diversity monitoring form and return, completed, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59pm of April 22nd 2018. We welcome proposals in alternative formats if this is better for you; please contact us for details.