Fest West is Wiltshire Creative’s an annual celebration of contemporary live performance made in the South West, in partnership with Pound Arts and Town Hall Arts. 2018’s Fest West saw performances from fantastic companies from all corners of the South West including Theatre Ad Infinitum, Platform 4, bgroup and Publick Transport which took place across Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury Arts Centre, Town Hall Arts (Trowbridge) and The Pound (Corsham). We kicked off the festival with South West Theatre Symposium, where artists and industry professionals from across the region came together to have meaningful conversations about practical ways to drive change in the sector. To catch up on those conversations click here.
The focus of the 2019 festival will be pan arts, and we’re really keen to hear from artists working in all disciplines of live performance including theatre/music/dance/spoken word/circus/inter-disciplinary performance/ work in non-theatre spaces.
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There are loads of opportunities for South West* artists to take part in the festival, whether you have a small-scale touring show, are making work in non-theatre spaces, or are looking for a space to develop a new idea. The festival will take place across Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury Arts Centre, Town Hall Arts, The Pound and Rural Arts Wiltshire Venues from 14 February to 2 March 2019.
We’ve tried to make it as simple as possible to apply – either just emailing us a tour pack or sending a very brief proposal (see link below). If you have any questions about this process or would prefer an alternative way of letting us know about your work – e.g. a short selfie video, then please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
*South West as defined by Arts Council England (Bath and NE Somerset, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cornwall , Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Isle of Scilly, Isle of Wight, North Somerset, Plymouth, Poole, Portsmouth, Southampton, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Torbay, Wiltshire)
Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury Arts Centre, Town Hall Arts, The Pound and Rural Arts Wiltshire Venues