Digbeth Weekender Artist Callout!!

Culture Central are inviting applications from artists/arts and cultural organisations experienced in creating performances and participatory activities from all art forms and cultures. The activities will take place in cultural venues, galleries, bars, cafes and outdoor public spaces in Digbeth during the weekend between Friday 4th October and Sunday 6th October 2019.

Attracting 50,000 people during the course of the weekend, the festival will reach family audiences, new arrivals and visitors to the city, marginalised groups, communities that don’t regularly engage in arts and culture, and young people from local Colleges and Universities. Digbeth Weekender will provide an enhanced profile for Birmingham, and will enable audiences to discover Digbeth on an arts trail that will take place in a range of indoor and outdoor spaces. It will shine a light on the city during the development of BCU, HS2, Eastside Park, Smithfield, Digbeth Dining Club, the visual arts sector, the nightlife offer and booming creative industries.

Launching the weekend before (28th September) at the Bullring, the festival will create a sense of pride and belonging among artists, communities and audiences, creating a heightened interest in arts and wellbeing, and providing future investment and momentum for the 2022 Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme.

Each artist or arts organisation will receive a fee of up to £5,000. There will be a very small number of £10,000 awards and the fee includes planning, artist time, delivery, travel, technical requirements and accommodation and VAT (if applicable).

Deadline: Friday 28 June 2019.

Download the full brief here.