Call out for Family Fringe – imaginate
February 22, 2016
We are delighted to announce that this year the Imaginate Festival Family Fringe will take place in the National Museum of Scotland on 28 and 29 May. In partnership with the Museum we are inviting proposals from artists interested in creating work for children packed with fun and imagination to present within the exhibition and gallery spaces in the National Museum of Scotland. The Family Fringe is an excellent opportunity to be involved in the Festival programme, try out ideas and receive audience feedback. Previous Fringe events have included a musical fruit and veg stall, make your own super hero costume, a photo shoot and a post office. If you have an idea you are developing for children aged between 0-12 that can be performed in the National Museum of Scotland please fill in the form below. This part of the Family Fringe programme is suitable for developing a new idea, the chance to try out a character or present aspects of piece to a large, constantly changing family audience. It is not suitable for full productions or work that is beyond the development stage. Our colleagues at the museum have very helpfully highlighted several areas that would best suit small pop-up performances, storytelling and walkabout characters, this is not an exhaustive list but are areas that museum staff have hosted similar styled events before and know work well for audiences. Please download this link for details – Imaginate Family Fringe Performance Spaces at NMS. We suggest that where possible you visit the National Museum and consider carefully the best place for your piece. Please remember there will be a continual ebb and flow of visitors all day of various age ranges and interests. Requirements: Fringe participants will have 30 minutes to set up prior to the Museum opening each day. Tech heavy installation pieces will not be considered. Previous Fringe events have taught us that the less performative the piece the better. The Family Fringe is not a suitable event for dialogue-heavy performance pieces or performed readings. Please remember that there will be an ever-changing flow of audience through-out the museum all day. The Family Fringe will take place on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May 2016 (we are interested in ideas for one of the days or both days) A budget of £75.00 per day plus travel expenses will be allocated for each artist/performer. Plus a materials budget of up to £75 per Fringe piece. If you have an idea for new work that you are looking to share then we want to hear from you. Please download, and fill in our simple application form and email it – Imaginate Family Fringe Application Form – with Family Fringe in the subject box, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Friday 4th March 2016. If you have any questions or queries on the event and the application process please get in touch with Fiona Ferguson Creative Development Director by email or telephone on 0131 225 8050. A panel (consisting of Imaginate and National Museum of Scotland staff) will select the programme, and we will respond to all candidates by Friday 18th March 2016.