New Works Festival July 5 – 7 – proposals accepted until April 30

New Works Festival logo April 5 2019

Live Bait theatre is excited to announce that we will holding our first annual New Works Festival July 5 – 7 in Sackville. The Festival will see presentations of works in different art forms, at different stages of development, by professionals and community members. This could range from something like a reading from a chapter of a book someone is working on, to the first showing of something like a play, or a dance, or a work of art.  There will also be workshops on developing new work. Anyone can submit a proposal for a project, including professionals, amateurs, and young people. The deadline to submit a proposal for a project is April 30.

TO MAKE A PROPOSAL

(Please send proposal materials to info@livebaittheatre.com)

Proposals can be made in one of three categories:

1. “Exploring an Idea” – where people would be looking to just discuss an idea for a project with other artists or the public, or to just try something out with a group of people – Live Bait will gather the group you are looking for. Want to speak with other writers? We’ll gather some. An editor? We’ll find one. The general public? We’ll line them up too. And so on. Let us know what you need to move your idea forward, and we’ll help you find it. We’ll also give you $100 if your idea is chosen for exploration.

To submit in this category: Provide us with a resume, samples of work if applicable, and the names of two references if you have them. Clearly explain the question/idea you want to explore,  who you want to explore it with, and why you think they can help you. And if you are chosen to participate, we’ll work out the details with you!

2. “Presenting a Bit” – where people might want to, for example, read a chapter from a book they’re working on, or have a reading of a play they are developing, or show the first works in a series of fine arts works. If you’re chosen to present we’ll also  give you $250.

To submit in this category: Provide us with a resume, samples of work if applicable, and the names of two references if you have them. Clearly explain what it is you’re hoping to present – and if you have a sample or part of it, provide that too. Include any sort of venue or other support requirements. If not, just provide whatever you can. And if you are chosen to participate, we’ll work out the details with you!

3. “First presentations” – which will include perhaps a complete art show, or a dance show, or a play. You can bring your complete project to us, or propose that we present it. We’ll see what we can do.  If you are chosen to present we can provide financial support up to $750.

To submit in this category: Provide us with a resume, samples of work if applicable, and the names of two references if you have them. Clearly explain what it is you’re hoping to present – and include support materials, like a script, or  a recording of music, or slides of your work, or a good decsription of things . . .  and if you are chosen to participate, we’ll work out the details with you!

WE’RE ALSO LOOKING FOR PEOPLE FOR A COUPLE OF DRAMA PROJECTS

The New Works Festival will also be presenting some short-site specific plays during the Festival, and they are looking for people to write and work on those. They are also doing a play in a day event and looking for writers, directors and actors for those as well.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Anyone or any group can apply to have a project be part of the Festival. Because of the way the Festival is funded, there will be a majority of projects from Southeast New Brunswick, but they are also open to possibilities from other places which could include Amherst, Cumberland County, or Moncton. The Festival is funded in part by the Government of Canada and by the Town of Sackville.

For more information, email us at livebaittheatre@gmail.com or phone (506) 536-2248.

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