Anywhere Festival Geelong
The very first Anywhere Festival Geelong is scheduled for 25-27 January 2019 in partnership with Courthouse Youth Arts and this Anywhere will be a little different from the one up north.
The inaugural Anywhere Festival Geelong will take over the nooks and crannies of just one space to create a heaving hub of activity over three days and nights – the old Geelong Courthouse that is the base of Courthouse Youth Arts.
Potential spaces include offices, corridors, courtrooms, foyers, laneways, a cell and even a theatre space to be subverted for the right project.
Courthouse Youth Arts will provide time for up to two rehearsals in the lead up to the festival and support with Anywhere Festival for bump in and performance.
There is no up front fee to be part of Anywhere Festival Geelong and as is usual for Anywhere, no venue rental. Instead, a box office split arrangement for ticketed events.
The important thing is that it is about performance anywhere you least expect, about taking creative risks and trying new things and the space needs to be used “as is” with minimal set up and pull down required.
Anywhere Festival Geelong is also open for seeds of ideas or partial ideas not ready for a ticketed performance. If you have ten pages of a script you’d like to read out in front of people, a dance or stand up routine or not enough songs for a gig, there’ll be a space for you.
Centrepoint Arcade is also available as a space thanks to Creative Geelong and we look forward to activating both spaces with performances anywhere.
Expressions of Interest open 1 to 31 October and everyone who applies will be notified by 14 November.