April 7, 2021

Announcing Counterpoints Arts and Southbank Centre – Artist Open Call

New, extended deadline – 10am on 12th May 2021.

Counterpoints Arts is collaborating with the Southbank Centre once again, this time to commission an artist with lived experience of displacement or migration to develop new live work for public spaces.

The new work is to be presented as part of the Southbank Centre outdoor public programme, either in the indoor foyer spaces of the Southbank Centre, or the outdoor areas across its site famously situated next to the River Thames.

The new scheme aims to commission and support artists to re-imagine how we look at public space and human interaction. The artist can be making work in any art form such as music, dance, spoken word, performance, live art, cabaret and comedy, and will receive a development fee and creative producer support from both organisations.

This scheme is open to artists in the early to mid stages of their career with lived experience of displacement or migration, who have not previously presented their work in a public space.

The development process begins in June 2021 with the aim to present the work in 2022. To apply, an expression of interest must be submitted by 1oam Wednesday 12th May.

Almir Koldzic, Counterpoints Arts Director, said:

“Now more than ever we need organisations to share resources and ensure that diverse artists get support and opportunities to work. We are delighted that our collaboration with the Southbank Centre has evolved into this exciting and unique opportunity for artists with lived experience of displacement and migration, offering them meaningful support to develop and profile their work widely.”

More information about our collaboration can be found here.

Southbank Centre shared two more announcements today: New Poets Collective 2021/2022, and a commission with Unlimited.