CLICK HERE TO EXPRESS INTEREST IN PRESENTING A PERFORMANCE AT 2019 AYWHERE FESTIVAL IN BRISBANE, NOOSA, SUNSHINE COAST OR GEELONG BEFORE MIDDAY 31 OCTOBER .

What are we looking for?

We are looking for emerging and established artists who want to present work anywhere but a theatre.

We want experiences that eschew the fourth wall and the accoutrements of theatre to present something uniquely anywhere.

To get an idea, check out the Anywhere Award winners from 2018 and 2017, Anywhere Founder Paul Osuch’s thoughts on what he’d like to see and check out this documentary on 2018’s THE CAVE, presented by WE THAT ARE LEFT.

What do you need confirmed before expressing interest?

Expressing interest is just that: expressing interest. You may have a title, an idea or a fully developed concept. By expressing interest we want to get an idea about what you want to do and what you want to achieve by presenting at Anywhere Festival.

CLICK HERE TO EXPRESS INTEREST NOW BEFORE 31 OCTOBER

What are the stages after expressing interest?

The complete timeline for each festival is below (click the + to expand), but the core bits are simpler than every before:

  1. We will contact you based on your EOI to work towards being part of the festival or to develop your EOI and resubmit.
  2. Deadline to pay for Program and Resources and confirm print and online program entry are on the same day
  3. Launch of festival
  4. The festival!

Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Noosa Anywhere Festival

In 2019 Anywhere Festival preaches double figures with the ninth festival of performance anywhere but a theatre. It is the festival for independent producers and performers to take creative risks instead of financial risks as performers take over nooks and crannies throughout Brisbane.

Anywhere Festival is also returning to Noosa and the Sunshine Coast for the third time from Nambour to Maroochydore, Buderim to Noosa and all the places in-between.

Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Noosa Dates

1 October   Expressions Of Interest Open (APPLY WITH YOUR IDEA NOW – NO UP FRONT COST)

15 October Sunshine Coast Information Session 6-8pm (BOOK FREE PLACE)

22 October Brisbane Information Session 6-8pm (BOOK FREE PLACE)

31 October Applications Close midday.

19 November DATE CHANGE Confirmation of successful and unsuccessful applications. Due to the number of expressions of interest, we will get back to all applicants by 19 November instead of 14 November.

3-8 December Meet and Greet for applicants and workshop. Date and location to be confirmed

14 – 31 January Secondary applications accepted for festival program only if slots arise.

12 February Deadline to pay for program and resources, confirm your show details for the program and to provide public liability coverage

12 March TBC Early release and announcement to Anywhere Alumni, Subscribers and ticket purchasers to previous festival.

26 March Program Reveal

9 May Anywhere Fest’ starts

26 May Anywhere Fest’ ends

2 June Anywhere Awards (TBC)

Program and Resource Costs

  • $150 Free performances and one off performances
  • $250 More than one performance
  • Box Office charges details below

You will be included in the festival program and to get access to the following resources (valued at $5,525) regardless of the number of performances or audience size.

Entry in the printed Anywhere Festival Guide distributed at key outlets around and distributed to donors and key ticket purchasers of previous Anywhere Festivals  (Valued at $2,079)

Online listing at our booking website anywhere.is with links between related shows to extend potential audiences (Valued at $150)

Location kits including tear drop banners. (Valued at $59)

Free subscription to the Pocket Producer resources until the end of the festival including videos, updated templates, tips and hints ($49)

Festival Participants group inclusion with all creatives and producers in the festival.

Artist Rates to get access to artist events including workshops and discounted tix to shows during the festival (Valued at $150)

Eligibility to be nominated for the Anywhere Awards

Access to Anywhere staff for producing and creative development advice ($350)

Consideration for an Anywhere Photographer to take pictures (Valued at $850)

Consideration for inclusion in social media and traditional media distribution. (Valued at $150)

Assistance and support to help broker a rent free venue for your performance (Value of support and average cost if venue was not rent free $1,750)

Extras (if you want ’em)

+$80 for public liability coverage for the company in the lead up and including Anywhere Festival (Current Certificate must be provided if not paid)

Anywhere Festival Geelong

 

      

Anywhere Festival Geelong will be happening for the first time from 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.

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 will be notified by 14 November.

Anywhere Festival Geelong Dates

1 October   Expressions Of Interest Open (APPLY WITH YOUR IDEA NOW – NO UP FRONT COST)

31 October Applications Close midday.

15 November Confirmation of successful and unsuccessful applications

30 November Deadline to pay for the Program and Resources.

21 December Launch Anywhere Festival Geelong Program and Meet and Greet Event.

25-27 January Anywhere Festival Geelong

Program and Resources

  • $0 Early stage, try outs, creative development showings
  • $75 One off ticketed performances
  • $110 More than one ticketed performance

You will be included in the festival program and to get access to the following resources regardless of the number of performances or audience size.

Placement in the a rent free space at the Courthouse You Arts Building with one rehearsal in the space and technical person

Entry in the printed Anywhere Festival Guide distributed at key outlets around Brisbane and sent to 1,000 previous ticket purchasers of Anywhere Theatre Festival predominantly across Brisbane and Sunshine Coast

Online listing at our booking website anywhere.is with links between related shows to extend potential audiences

Free subscription to the Pocket Producer resources until the end of the festival including videos, updated templates, tips and hints

Festival Participants group inclusion with all creatives and producers in the festival.

Artist Rates to get access to other events in the festival

Access to Anywhere staff for producing and creative development advice

Consideration for inclusion in social media and traditional media distribution.

Assistance and support to perform in a rent free space within the Courthouse Youth Arts

Extras (if you want ’em)

+$80 for public liability coverage for the company in the lead up and including Anywhere Festival (Current Certificate must be provided if not paid)

Box Office Costs

All events at Anywhere Festival are ticketed exclusively through us to ensure the best experiences for audiences and to maximise the chance of every show being discovered.

We keep the fees as low as possible – and well below other festivals and venues – while also ensuring we can provide a quality service to ticket purchases and to you.

The inside charge for 2019 Anywhere Festival shows will be $2.50 on all tickets sold online regardless of price, with a $1.50 fee to the customer per order.

e.g If a customer buys two $22.50 tickets the total cost will be 2 x $22.50 + $1.50 = $46.50 and you the performer take $40.