HouseFound Symposium is a new conference on disability arts and access produced in collaboration with Artistic Associate Katie Walters and Radical Body. The conference is aimed towards people working in the performance and visual arts sector who can embed change within their organisations.
The event will be in two parts; a series of four panel discussions during the day, and three performances in the evening. The goal of the symposium is to engage arts leaders on how best to work with creatives who struggle to leave their homes, and demonstrate the quality of art that people can produce when given the opportunity to perform or showcase work from home.
The evening will be a hybrid digital and livestreamed event. Selected artists will perform to a camera in their homes, with their performance footage streamed and projected into a physical space at LEVEL Centre for a small in-person audience. This is to act as a proof of concept for how to run an event for performers who struggle to leave the home that Symposium guests can experience together and use as a model for running their own events in the future.
Artist Call Out
They looking for three artists to perform at HouseFound.
Performances can be up to 20 minutes in length, and can be in any art form, on any theme. The extracts will be performed in the artist’s homes and streamed to a live audience during HouseFound.
Webcams and stands will be provided for the day, and they’re offering a financial contribution of £500 for each artist.
They are looking for compelling new performances from disabled creatives who have faced barriers in their career due to a difficulty in leaving the home.
Your idea might be something you’ve been thinking about or working on for a while, but not had the time to explore fully. It may be a proof of concept or extract from a larger work. You should have an idea of where you would like to take the performance in the future, and how sharing the work in its current form would be beneficial to that goal.
Tuesday 4 January 2022