Play Day Artists Call Out


Play Day

Before Covid changed our worlds, Bradford Producing Hub planned to deliver Play Days throughout this year: moments where creative people from all disciplines come together to explore, share fun and food, and inspire one another. We’ve paused, waited and grieved, but now we feel that the need to play, connect and inspire each other is perhaps stronger than ever.

We’ve waited long enough- LETS PLAY!

This is an open call out to experienced artists in the North of England (within a reasonable commutable distance to Bradford) to pitch an idea for a Play Day session which is exciting and meets the needs of creatives. Your session could be purely Play, or it could be inspiring ways to explore transferable skills, exercises and approaches, for example:

Devising, collaborative working, arts for change, using physicality / movement / vocal skills, creative writing, working with digital, music in performance, storyboarding, co-creation, making work political, set and costume design, rehearsal methods, mood-boarding – etc!

We would like to hear YOUR ideas though, this list is not exhaustive- people in Bradford have told us they want to collaborate and feel inspired and connected to each other, so tell us how you will make that happen!

Your session will need to:

→ have the purpose of play and exploration at its core

→ be focussed on bringing together the live arts sector from different disciplines (not just aimed at a single sector / discipline)

→ be planned and delivered in a way that is accessible and inclusive to everyone, and for people at many different stages of career and experience

→ be suitable for a minimum of 6 people. The maximum can be defined by you based on your idea / delivery method, and of course any Covid restrictions.

→ last 2-3 hours (including a break)

For in-person Play Days

→ You will need to ensure your idea can be delivered with appropriate and current Covid-19 safety measures in place – we know this is an ever changing situation, and we’ll work with you and support you to make sure your session is safely and successfully delivered. If we have to move / postpone / change plans later down the line, we’ll do that. Selected Practitioners will always be paid.


Fee and Further Information

→ Artists Fee: £250 for one half day session, fee includes planning time.

→ Additional Expenses: Artists travel and personal expenses (e.g. access / childcare etc) will be covered. Plus, costs associated with the delivery of your session (such as materials, etc).

→  How Many: We’re currently aiming to create 6 days of activity, with 2 sessions each day: so we are seeking ideas from 12 Practitioners.

We are happy to consider the same practitioner leading both sessions in a Play Day, where a good case can be made for attendees benefitting from this.

→  Delivery Timeframe: We are seeking to facilitate one Play Day per month between July and December, please let us know if you have a preference

Deadline for Applications: 11 June 2021 at 5pm.

Application Questions

Your application needs to be made through the online form. We have included all the questions here so you can prepare, or if you need to ask someone else to complete and submit the form for you.

We really don’t need you to send us loads of information and details, we’re just trying to get an idea of what you’d like to do, so short answers are fine!

If you need any help completing this application for access or any other reason, of if you have any questions, you can contact us at hello@bdproducinghub.co.uk and we’ll get it sorted.

1- What is your name/company name?

2- What is your post code?

3- What is your phone number?

4- What is your email address?

5- Would you like to receive our newsletter?

6- What is the main artform of your session?

7- What is the title of your session, if you have one?

8- Tell us about the session you would like to deliver

9- What do you think people will get out of your session?

10- What will you need to make it happen (space, materials, zoom, etc)

11- Please upload your CV

 12- For monitoring purposes we need to know a little about your background. Please state below how you self-identify in as many of the following areas as you feel comfortable with. Such as age, gender, ethnicity, class and education level. Please note you have the option to not answer this if you feel uncomfortable, we use this information to understand the various barriers a creative may face but by not answering this question, it will not affect your success chances.

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