Looping The Loop CIC had started the Creative Distance Festival – an online festival of performing arts. It’s calling for submissions and artists will be paid based on donations made to the festival. From them:

Who can apply?

Any individual or organisation working professionally in the performing arts. 

What kind of work are you after?

We will prioritise the following: 

· Work made for the occasion and that is a digitally creative response to the current situation and is creative with the tools we are left with. It can be a live concert in your living room, an interactive storytelling using the comment box for suggestions, a rendition of The Seagull on Twitter, etc. 

· Work that is interactive and engages our digital audience in a different way. It might be just using the comment box in your live stream, maybe you’re scheduling a 5 min poetry reading on the phone, may be the audience needs to solve a puzzle to access the next stage, etc. 

As a general rule we probably won’t show recordings of rehearsals or performance shot for documentation unless it has particular significance or has been adapted creatively for an online audience.

At this time, we aren’t looking for online classes as we feel there are already many great online offer

Are you only after work for adults?

No, we would love to have work for young audiences too, make sure you specify a particular age range.

Does it have to be a certain length?

It should be the right length for what it is. It can be 5 mins or 25 mins, or 5 hours or a durational work across different digital platforms, that lasts a few days or even the whole month so long as that length is what makes it work best.

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