Call for performers: You’re Not Local, St Helens

Deadline: Tuesday 14 June 2016, 5pm.

Everyone’s favourite out of towners Hunt & Darton are coming back to St Helens this summer.

Hunt & Darton, a collaboration between Jenny Hunt & Holly Darton, wowed the town with their pop up art café in Church Square last year.

The duo is rolling in to St Helens again this July to offer artists working in Live Art the opportunity to take part in an unusual training and professional development project.

You’re Not Local is part of DIY 13, a Live Arts Development Agency scheme offering a set of professional development opportunities conceived and run by artists for artists. We are delighted to welcome back Hunt & Darton to work with artists from around the country.

They are now on the search for performers from the local area and beyond to take part in the artist led DIY project.

Jenny Hunt, explained:
“You’re Not Local is about becoming local – contextualising work for a place or context in which you don’t necessarily belong.”

“It’s for artists interested in genuinely socially engaged public work, performing on the streets of St Helens, directly to people who didn’t necessarily know they wanted to see it.”

The project takes place from Thursday, July 7th to Saturday, July 9th in the town centre.

To apply please submit a 500-word expression of interest in participating in You’re Not Local, documentation of recent work (up to 5 images saved as a PDF and/or links to online documentation), and an answer to the following question:

Please describe your current practice and relevant achievements / failures to date?

Application deadline: Tuesday 14 June 2016, 5pm

For the application form and more info please visit:

Any questions?

Please note that all applications must be done via the online form, rather than being emailed direct to DIY artists.

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