We are seeking to commission artists (open to all art forms) to collaborate with us and the communities we are working with, to make Wolves laugh with Funny Things 2019.
Funny Things is one of our landmark commissions. After the huge success of the first comedy festival in Wolverhampton in 2017, we want to make Funny Things 2019 an even bigger laugh.
The main drive for the festival is to create opportunities for the local community to participate and have a laugh. We want to design an engaging and exciting programme that will reach a diverse audience from all backgrounds, ages and interests.
We would like to commission professional artists from any art form to create a series of events, installations or participatory activity that engages and involves local people. We are not looking for stand-up comedy, we are looking for unconventional funny things that create and explore humour through art, performance and creativity.
You must have established or strong links to the region and experience in developing works with community driven stories.
The commissions will be based in the Black Country and you will be required to research and develop the ideas in the area with the local community.
The commissions will form part of the wider festival and the work will feature as part of the Funny Things festival programme.
We are offering two levels of commission. Up to £3000 and up to £10,000
More details is on the direct link.