Junctures Commissions


Deadline: 25 June 2017 at 22:00

30 Bird is delighted to offer 3 commissions to Artists who are interested or already engaged in trans-cultural interdisciplinary performance.

We are seeking:

Pairs or groups of collaborators from different disciplines with an idea for a live performance event. The call out is open to applications from any field but must include an artist and a practitioner from any other discipline (Live Sciences, landscape gardening, medicine, gastronomy, social sciences, education, architecture etc). Applications are welcome from the UK and from artists based outside the UK.

Working closely with 30 Bird, the successful partnerships will be offered a £2K commission, a week’s residency and the opportunity to research and develop an idea to be showcased at Junctures, an interdisciplinary event at the Cambridge Junction in March 2018.

Fill in an on-line application form by 25th June.
Applications will be reviewed by a selection panel chaired by 30 Bird artistic director Mehrdad Seyf and colleagues form partner organisations.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to do a presentation in early July.

Watch Mehrdad talk about the commissions:

We would love to hear from artists and their collaborators who:
Demonstrate a passion for interdisciplinary work as process and outcome.
Provide engaging, innovative and alternative ideas.
Demonstrate a commitment to work of a high standard.
Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and transcultural practice.

What do we mean by interdisciplinary and transcultural?

By interdisciplinary performance we refer to work that emerges out of a dialogue between artists and practitioners from other disciplines, with both parties prepared to step outside their comfort zones in order to discover new contents and new forms.
The transcultural aspect of the call out puts emphasis on diversity, questioning binaries such as “black and white", "disabled- non-disabled", “developed - developing world" to mention a few. Instead we champion diversity in the context of work that is prepared to step outside those binaries and challenge disciplines that relegate “unfamiliar and uncomfortable” contents to a minority status.

Go to to watch a short film about Home in the Service of Science the most recent 30 Bird project, as part of an artistic residence at The Laboratory of Molecular Biology with Public Works

Location: England

For further information, please contact (Lia Prentaki),

The deadline is Sunday 25 June 2017 at 22:00.

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