DisruptOpen call for creative proposals

DISRUPT is a brand new digital arts festival taking place 8-9 July 2021. The event will explore how the performing arts has supported communities during the pandemic and how a year of uncertainty and change has encouraged new and radical ways of working. It’s time to unlearn, rethink and restructure.

DISRUPT want to fund projects that will premiere or showcase work at DISRUPT 2021. In particular it wants:

  • new and experimental performance-based projects created with, by and for communities during the pandemic.
  • tools and tactics to build skills on new or different ways of working in the performing arts, including practical steps on how communities, artists and organisations can collaborate.
  • projects that explore alternative and more democratic futures for the performing arts.

DISRUPT is open to communities, community organisations, researchers, creatives, artists, charities and arts organisations that work meaningfully together. Applications must be co-written by a community partner and a creative partner. For more information on what this means, take a look at the Open Call and Terms & Conditions.

DISRUPT has structured the call around three programme strands, and you can apply for between £1,000 and £5,000. It can 100% fund projects or part-fund them. You must be able to premiere an aspect of your work digitally for DISRUPT 2021. For further information on this, please see the Open Call document.

Find all of the details and supporting documents on the DISRUPT page on the Guildhall School of Music website, or email [email protected] for details.

The deadline for applications is 12pm, Saturday 30 January 2021.

DISRUPT is a festival created in partnership with BarbicanCulture, Health and Wellbeing AllianceCulture MileGuildhall School of Music & DramaLived Experience NetworkMaya ProductionsMuseum of London; and Slung Low.