Outdoor Arts Commission, Spot On Lancashire

We seek to commission a professional company/artist to create and perform a new piece of outdoor performance work in July 2020. Premiering at Fairhaven Lake in Lytham Saint Annes, this work will then tour to a minimum of two other outdoor settings/events/festivals in Lancashire. It is hoped that this work will be something which can tour beyond Lancashire, crediting Spot On, Fylde Borough Council & Friends of Fairhaven Lake as commissioning partners.

This brief will involve the successful artist working with the Friends of Fairhaven Lake Commissioning group. They have identified the following criteria for selection:

– We are looking to commission a company / artist with an established interest and understanding of working outdoors

– We are looking for work that entertains and engages a diverse audience – something which might appeal (and be suitable) to both adults and families

– We are looking for work that is self-sufficient (i.e. not requiring technical or other support / involvement by the host organisation)

– We are open to applications for work from all disciplines and genres, including walkabout, circus, digital, street theatre and dance

– Whilst the performance will premiere at Fairhaven Lake it is then intended to be toured to other locations so it cannot be site-specific

– We are open to applications with any length of performance – ie. this could be a stand alone performance, a durational piece or could be something which sits within a range of event activities

– Based on the environmental aims of the group and the meteorological elements which affect the premiere host venue, the group have identified the theme of ‘Environment’ for the commission.

Full details of the commission and the application process can be accessed via: http://spotonlancashire.co.uk/news/spot-on-lancashire-outdoor-arts-commission-2020/

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Wednesday 4th September

Contact Lyndsey Wilson for an informal chat or to seek further information: hello@spotonlancashire.co.uk