F U T U R E R I T U A L open call

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please note that this call out is now closed.

09.07.18

about

we (thomas + joseph) started F U T U R E R I T U A L because we wanted to provide a space for artists + audiences interested in the form of ritual, in myth, magick + mysticism, who experienced marginalisation, to come together, to process, to protest, to dream us forward

 

we are troubled by the ways in which capitalism has replaced communing with transaction, how the closure + privatisation of space drives community online + how online forums have given a platform to a new generation of the racist right who are appropriating occultist practices, so F U T U R E R I T U A L provides a space to reclaim these practices, to present them irl, unmediated by screens

 

we don’t presume to be authorities on these practices, + don’t prescribe what form ritual takes

 

we acknowledge the ways in which some artists have historically misappropriated traditions + cultural forms, particularly within the trope of ritual - F U T U R E R I T U A L is not the space to advance a primitivist discourse or for white western artists to fetishise the cultural traditions of others

 

F U T U R E R I T U A L is run by queers - we are committed to challenging homophobia, transphobia, racism, classism + ableism + we are committed to providing a space outside of normative structures


any questions can be directed to joseph + thomas (futureritual@gmail.com)

open call

between september + december, F U T U R E R I T U A L will take place in leeds (live art bistro) + folkestone (]performance s p a c e[) + bristol (arnolfini) + london (hackney showroom)

 

we are seeking proposals from artists working in performance + live art

 

F U T U R E R I T U A L is artist led + not thematically programmed - we want to hear from rebel artists with diverse practices + perspectives

 

voices that are typically marginalised are particularly welcome

 

this is a platform for artists working on the edges, in the margins, between forms. we love theatre but we don’t programme anything that resides comfortably within that broad category

 

durational works, participatory works, + one to one works are welcome

 

experimental works, works in process + works that have been seen before are welcome

 

risky works, challenging works + provocative works are welcome

tech will be low fi - we don't have access to extensive equipment or knowledge

 

each artist will be paid a fee of £140 + receive professional photographic documentation. when artists need to travel to perform, we will provide accommodation + a contribution of up to £40 towards travel expenses

 

we acknowledge that writing proposals is tricky, time consuming + often unreflective of the making process - for this reason we welcome proposals that present questions, research + provocations, contextualised by previous works, along with proposals that take the form of this is what you see in the room

 

video applications are also welcome - see the form for more info

 

access requirements will be met

 

please email us if you have any questions at all
 

to apply

please complete this form and email it to us (futureritual@gmail.com) by 11pm thursday 9th august

 

thanks!!

 

j + t x

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