This exciting and dynamic festival will showcase provocative new work by emerging artists in unusual places and spaces across the city of Liverpool, from 18th to 22nd October 2017.
We are now calling out for proposals of performance work for inclusion in the festival. We want to hear from emerging artists/companies with fresh ideas who can challenge themselves and their artforms in new ways to create something unforgettable for the audience.
• Open call for new artists/performers at the start of their careers
• Looking for innovative and edgy new live performance
• To be presented in unorthodox venues
• The deadline for submissions is Sunday 26th March 2017
Last edition of OtV saw 9 brand new performances and 3 panel events taking place; since its inception in 2013, OtV has worked with more than 50 artists, helping them to create their own work.
On the Verge not only showcases new work – if selected the chosen artists/performers will have access to a bespoke package of developmental support from Hope Street for the 6 months before the festival as well as during and after the festival. We will work closely with the selected artists or companies to help them to turn their proposals into successful, engaging performances that will surprise audiences throughout the festival.
NEW COMEDY IN UNUSUAL PLACES
Liverpool Comedy Festival is joining forces with Hope Street to find new and exciting comedy showing up in unusual and unexpected spaces and places.
Liverpool Comedy Festival will select an act to take part both in the Liverpool Comedy Festival in September and in On the Verge in October 2017. The selected act will be included in the network of On the Verge artists who will receive support (including creative production support, help with funding, marketing and future planning) from the Hope Street team, in addition to creative mentoring from Sam Avery, Artistic Director of The Comedy Trust.
Liverpool Comedy Festival are now calling for proposals of work for inclusion in both festivals in 2017. The deadline for submission of proposals is Sunday 26th March 2017.
Hope Street Ltd sees families as an important part of its audience and meets the criteria of Family Arts Standards.
Hope Street Ltd is the founding member of COoL - a diverse collective of key arts organisations in Liverpool: championing the arts; changing perceptions; creating possibilities.
Hope Street Ltd is a company limited by guarantee: 2274170 (England) and a registered charity: 327870.
Hope Street Ltd would like to thank Business in the Arts:North West, through whose Better Board Bank programme Martin Bocking, Zik Omope of Ziko Associates, Andrew Taylor of The TPS Group and Mark Leech of Bruntwood have joined the board.