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1/10/18

Sway: artist opportunity

Sway: (implies the acting of influences that are not resisted or are irresistible, with resulting change in character or course of action)

SWAY: Three commissions of £2,000 are available for artists who work with performing bodies, perhaps from Circus, Dance, Physical Theatre, Live Art or a mixture. Just as long as the human body is the main means of expression.

Sway invites artists to think radically about how their creative work impacts on others, to create CHANGE within society, towards better futures. Not just to touch people but to cause a knock-on effect, that leads to action. It is for brave and different souls to step forwards with a crazy idea that might just work. It is a moment to reflect on how you might provoke others. It is an ideas-based experiment in trying to touch the lives of others. It is hoped to spark trial and error, empathetic and prosocial antagonism.

Sway ties in with the 2nd Serious Circus Symposium on Feb 15-16 2019, at Jacksons Lane, London. All commissioned artists will be required to attend the symposium and present or report on their Sway.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 9 November 2018. The deadline for Sway commissions to be completed is January 25 2019. Read the full Sway description here and feel free to run ideas before writing your proposal.

To discuss, enquire or complain contact mish@stumbledancecircus.com Please title your email ‘Sway’.

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