Greenwich Dance, the Horniman Museum and Gardens, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance are looking to commission four artists or companies to create work for three large-scale events in Greenwich and Lewisham this summer: Horniman’s Curious Tea Party, Greenwich World Cultural Festival, and Greenwich Dances.
Applications can be made to one of two strands:
Curious Commissions (£1000): A micro-commission for new work (or new, significant extensions of existing work) to be shown 12 & 13 July 2014 at Horniman’s Curious Tea Party, a weekend event inspired by 'museum founder Frederick Horniman’s passion for collecting objects from all over the world'. Applications can be for site-specific or roving performances, learning and participation activity, flexible family performances (of up to 20 minutes), arts and cultural activity which nods to the Edwardian era, interactive activities across art and craft forms, installations, film, or pop-up activity... but the organisers are open to hearing ideas outside these suggestions as well.
Journey Commissions (£2500): The Journey commissions are for new work that will be shown at Horniman’s Curious Tea Party 12 & 13 July, Greenwich Dances 20 July, and Greenwich World Cultural Festival 5-9 September 2014. As Greenwich Dances will this year coincide with the Tall Ships Regatta 2014 and be themed around journeying and maritime adventure, and as museum founder John Horniman traded as a tea merchant, the theme of these commissions (which artists are invited to interpret broadly) is 'Journeys'.
The majority of activities at these events will take place outside, and the commissions are expected to attract audiences of over a thousand people. The ambience is 'gentle, fun and family friendly' and all work should be suitable for a family audience.
For more information and to apply see here. Deadline for applications is 2 June 2014.