Open Call | Emerging Artists for FIX19, Catalyst Arts, Belfast

Deadline: 3 August.

Catalyst Arts are seeking performances that respond to ideas around ‘Emerging’ for FIX19. They encourage a broad interpretation of this theme through aspects of a work becoming or developing. Emerging artists and recent graduates based in the Republic and Northern Ireland who have graduated from 3rd level education in either 2019/18/17 only are eligible to apply. Proposed work can be anything from small interventions to durational pieces that last the length of the opening exhibition. Although new work is encouraged it is not strictly requested.

FIX is an internationally renowned biennial of live art, established by Catalyst Arts in 1994. For 25 years FIX has consistently delivered an innovative programme of local and international live, sonic and performance artists to the city of Belfast and is one of Europe’s longest running live art festivals.

This year’s festival will run from Culture Night on Sep 20th to Oct 3rd with what will be a programme full of exciting new work. Catalyst are engaging with a mix of established, emerging, local and international artists, utilising different media and approaches that help to redefine what FIX is for Belfast now and what it has been in the past.

Successful proposals will be showcased as part of the official opening of FIX in conjunction with Culture Night on Sep 20th.
Successful applicants will be informed by Aug 10th. A small artist’s fee will be provided.

Please send the following in a single PDF (max. 5 MB) to
1. Artist Statement (max 500 words)
2. Artist CV
3. 5-10 images of your work and/or 3 links to video work.
4.A Proposal for work for FIX19 (max 500 words)

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