NORTHCOTE TOWN HALL, 2014 After a hugely successful first year and a half Darebin Art’s Speakeasy program is taking applications for its second year of Melbourne Fringe performances at the Northcote Town Hall. Our wider Speakeasy program has staged a huge variety of works to great acclaim and large audiences. Artists and companies presented since January last year included:
This year we are looking for work that will stand out in the Fringe landscape, celebrating risk and exploration. Our shows are a deliberately eclectic mix of genres and styles, with each performance guaranteeing an engaging night out for audiences.
What We Provide –
Theatre space rent free
Basic technical equipment (see Northcote Town Hall website for details)
In return for the material support provided above, Darebin Arts will retain 30% of net ticketing income. The artist will retain 70% of net ticketing income, with no minimum targets to meet. That means you retain 70% of net ticketing from the first ticket sold.
Applications will be judged by the following selection criteria:
Artistic integrity. Evidence of innovation, quality of ideas and exploration of form.
Previous work by the key artists involved.
Alignment with objective of program. Does the show celebrate risk and exploration
Available Dates. Is the artist or company available on the dates that suit the venue schedule
Links to content hosting websites such as YouTube, Flickr and Vimeo are preferred.
All ticketing must go through the venue’s established ticketing system
Artists will be expected to manage their own show’s marketing and publicity, including social media
All show images must be approved by the programming department at the City of Darebin
Show must be referred to as “Speakeasy presents”
Scheduling of Presentations:As the venue is very busy, successful applicants will be required to negotiate the exact time and dates of their presentation with the Arts Programming Team
All Applications: Must be submitted digitally via email in the form provided. We will not accept hand written applications.
Names of artists and company involved:
Description of ideas and concepts explored in the show.
Artist/Company background and direction.
Participants. Please list the names of the key artists involved and their most notable previous works and any relevant biographical information.
Production Details. Please list the necessary technical requirements and any production elements that need noting.
Audience. Please list the target audience for your show and any potential marketing avenues you will be exploring.
Dates. Please list whether you are interested in 1 or 2 week season and the dates that you would be available. Please be VERY specific.
Capacity. Please state if your preference is for Studio 1 (100 seats) or Studio 2 (70 seats).
This form must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12pm Noon Friday 2nd May