Eastleigh Unwrapped calls for artists


Do you create performance for outdoor festivals? Do you have work ready for Summer 2020 or an idea you would like to try out? If the answer is yes, then the Eastleigh Unwrapped team would love to hear from you!

Funded by Arts Council England, Eastleigh Unwrapped Festival is now in its eighth year, providing a day of exciting free outdoor performance on Leigh Road Recreation Ground next to The Point. With over 3,000 audience members attending the day it’s the perfect place to share your next idea.

The team are looking for work that is accessible to new family audiences, that is entertaining, fun and dynamic. It can be any art form including dance, theatre, circus, street art, storytelling, music and preferably with audience interaction.

They’d like to hear about 15-20 minutes of work-in-progress/ scratch ideas that could be repeated during the day, with minimal technical support.

Successful applicants will receive up to £200 expenses paid, up to two slots within the programme and they’ll feature on the Eastleigh Unwrapped website and social media platforms. This high-profile platform to showcase ideas can also extend to feedback (if desired) from Point members of staff and audience members. You’ll also be invited to the Unwrapped VIP breakfast!

Please send an expression of interest, no longer than 1 side of A4 to programming@eastleigh.gov.uk with examples of any previous work and contact details.

Deadline for submission: Friday 6th March

Outcome by: Wednesday 1st April

You must be free to perform on Saturday 20th June.

Please note we cannot provide accommodation.