Secret nooks and crannies – Anywhere in Queensland – will be revealed this May, as independent artists perform anywhere but a theatre, and exhibit art anywhere but a gallery.
Regional registrations (for producers outside Brisbane city limits) close February 15, 2017.
This May, A is for Audacity as Anywhere Theatre Festival orchestrates its most ambitious festival yet – with Queensland’s biggest collective of independent artists.
To form this collective, emerging and established artists from regional Queensland are invited to perform or exhibit art – anywhere they live.
For six years, indie artists in Brisbane and surrounds have warmly embraced Anywhere Festival as a platform to present work in non-traditional spaces – without venue fees, and with minimal technical, registration and box office fees.
Mackay improv performers Dougal McLauchlan and Julieanne Bergmann say the secret lies in exploring your town through unexpected, in-kind partnerships with local businesses – such as, their local squash court.
“Anywhere Festival came to Mackay in 2015 – and we walked through town looking for venues,” Dougal said. “We walked past Squash 52 several times before we realised its potential to explore the spontaneity and tactics of the competitor in all of us.”
“Our show ‘Let, Please?’ is an odd pairing of art and sport – as I’m a trained gymnast and circus performer, and Julieanne is a professional dancer,” he said. “And, it’s that dynamic difference, a supportive business and audience participation that can turn a show into a community – and bring a space alive.”
Thrilled to join the Anywhere Theatre Festival team, Dougal’s been tasked with encouraging our regional Queensland producers to join us this May!
Interested performing and visual artists and those keen to offer a venue – outside Brisbane city limits – have until February 15 to register at http://anywheretheatre.com.
Bonus! Be included in the Ipswich Festival program for Ipswich events held May 4-14.
In return for their registration fee, artists receive resources, such as step-by-step guides and an online/phone box office, as well as marketing support. Dougal can provide pre-registration support via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.