COMMUNITY commissions 2019

Migration Matters Festival is now in its 4th year celebrating Refugee Week and this year will fall over the 14th-22nd June.

 We strongly believe in the way in which theatre, music and dance can be a powerful tool for social change, and therefore want to commission pieces that challenge, inspire and transform the way people perceive issues around migration as part of a multicultural Britain.

 Migration Matters Festival is looking to commission around 2 community events. If you have a workshop, activity, food, performance or other event that ties in with our mission statement, we welcome your application

We are looking for commissions to engage with the Refugee Week 2019 theme:

‘You, me and those who came before’ #Generations

We are asking local groups (or individuals) to submit an application for a performance, workshop or event that does one or more of the following:  

  • Reflects their culture

  • Is representative of multicultural Britain

  • Celebrates the positive impact of migration

  • Is educational or informative in nature

  • Has a participatory element

 Examples of relevant entries may include: talks, creative workshops, performances covering: music, theatre, dance or music; art installations, moving image/ film screenings.

 Winning commissions receive:

  • Up to £500 for the commission

  • Video and photography of your project

  • Technical & venue support

  • Marketing and promotional support

If you are interested in applying please either fill in the google form below or download the file and send it to sam@migrationmattersfestival.co.uk by 5pm on 29th March 2019

https://goo.gl/forms/Ts4njDbfNYTxhf2t1

Past Commissions have included:

 

  • The Bare Project - Story Swap Café (2017) – Where the price of a drink is a story 

  • InComplete Collaboration – Utopia (2017) – A show exploring the facts behind migration.

  • Otoxo Productions – El Peso De La Manta (2017) – On the streets of Barcelona, the most visible yet invisible immigrants struggle to survive through illegal street selling. Victims of relentless racism, they have found a voice and created a union.

  • Romens Kosice (2018) – Combining spirited rhythms with evocative and emotive harmony, local Rotherham Roma band Romens Kosice perform a broad selection of music, infusing Romani/Gypsy folk traditions with contemporary Slovak influence.

  • Art Lingual UK – How to Make a Home (2018) – Through games and storytelling this is a performative workshop that leads its participants through an interactive exploration of how we create homes for ourselves.