Part of SPILL Festival of Performance, the SPILL National Platform showcases the work of emerging artists creating ‘innovative, daring and exciting work’. SPILL are currently calling for submissions for the National Platform at SPILL 2012:

The National Platform is for artists who are at the beginning of their professional practice, including recent graduates, and who have only had a few opportunities to show their work publicly. The National Platform is aimed at artists and companies based in the UK and Ireland who are interested in the ‘experience’ or the ‘event’ of art and who work with ideas of ‘liveness’. The Platform is open to artists and companies who are centralising or exploring the ‘liveness’ of the artist and/or the ‘liveness’ of the audience through performance, sound, film, video, installation, new media or digital practices.

Across three days and at multiple locations in Ipswich, emerging artists and companies will have a fantastic opportunity to showcase their work to an audience made up of national and international promoters and artists, and members of the public. Each artist or company selected for the Platform will receive an inclusive fee of £200, plus accommodation, and technical and marketing support.

Previously biennial, this year SPILL becomes an annual festival, alternating between Ipswich in November 2012, and London in April 2013. To download an application pack and for details on how to apply for the National Platform see here. The deadline for applications is strictly noon on Monday 18 June 2012.

John Ellingsworth

John Ellingsworth

John Ellingsworth is the Deputy Editor of Total Theatre Magazine. He also runs the online circus magazine Sideshow and trains non-performance corde lisse.

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