The Rising: 17th June & 18th November

The Risings – Performance Artist – Call Out!

As part of  WAKE our 2017 program of performance art in Folkestone, we will be offering 7 artists the opportunity to present work at
The Risings.
The Risings are an open call platform event for emerging performance artists, giving selected artists the time, space and resources to try out new work, exploring the edges of their craft. The inaugural edition of The Risings will launch the WAKE program and take place during Folkestone’s Open Quarter weekend.

The Rising give seven selected artists (each platform) the time, space and required resources to try out new work and explore the edges of their craft. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the new comers of contemporary performance art. The inaugural edition of The Risings will launch the entire W A K E program and take place during Folkestone’s Open Quarter weekend.

All artists will be provided with:
£200 bursary in addition to 1 nights accommodation in Folkestone and a welcome meal at ]performance s pa c e [.
To apply please send:
A short artist’s statement, weblink & indication of whether the work will be short or durational.
To: info@performancespace.org
Deadline for applications:
5pm, Wednesday 31st May.
Successful applicants notified Monday 5th June.
About WAKE Festival:

To become cognizant or aware

Roused from a tranquil or inactive state

A path or course of a thing passed or preceded

Mourning the body of the dead

Keeping watch

Holding vigil

WA K E is ]performance s p a c e [‘s curatorial project for 2017. A six month long programme of events exploring social consciousness, collectivity and division.

It is a call to action, to wake up. A vigil to remember what has gone before & a gathering to consider how we may move forward. Consisting of three strands, WAKE includes:

The Risings: 1 & 2

The Vigils: Black, Rites, Earth & Sex

WAKE Festival