Call out for artists – Chapter Arts Centre is commissioning three artists for ‘EXPERIMENTICA Presents’

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Image: Katz Mulk, Vital Attachments, EXPERIMENTICA19, Chapter

EXPERIMENTICA is a live art festival in Cardiff that encourages risk, collaboration and exchange between artists and audiences.

The festival commissions and hosts a dynamic programme of live art, performance and interdisciplinary projects and offers a platform for UK and international artists at all stages in their careers, to present experimental work in an open and supportive environment.

The 2021 festival will explore narratives and alternatives to the status quo; questioning accepted ways of thinking; giving a voice to the underrepresented and challenging existing forms of storytelling – exploring democracy, agency and open authorship.

Chapter will advertise a call-out for proposals for this in March.

In the meantime, Chapter is commissioning three artists to make new work for their interim ‘EXPERIMENTICA Presents’ strand.

They hope that this opportunity will create space for reflection and experimentation during these challenging times.

Chapter is looking for artists based in the UK whose practice, prior to COVID, focused on live art or contemporary performance and who need support to explore ways of adapting their approach to making and sharing their work.

Each commission will receive a £1,000 fee.

If required, Chapter can offer free access to one of their studio spaces in Cardiff for up to one month between March and August 2021.

Chapter especially welcomes applications from those who identify as having currently under-represented characteristics. This includes black and non-black people of colour, disabled people, individuals identifying as LGBTQIA+, those with parental responsibilities and people from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

The decision-making panel will include a varied demographic of lived experiences including Chapter programme staff and independent practitioners/curators.

Artist Jonny Cotsen, who performed at EXPERIMENTICA18 with Louder Is Not Always Clearer, is to join the selection panel. Produced and directed by Mr and Mrs Clark, Louder Is Not Always Clearer has since gone on to tour across the UK and Europe including a hugely successful run at 2019’s Edinburgh Fringe and most recently at Théâtre de la Ville, Paris.

For more information and to apply for this commission please visit or head to this direct link:

Deadline for applications is 1 February 2021

For queries and for the opportunity to speak to a member of the team, please email

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