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CALL OUT: 8:8 – the line up (non-professional performers)

Swiss company Mercimax are looking for a diverse range of non-professional performers to take part in, “8 :8 – the line up ”; being performed as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

In 8 :8 , eight performers are lined up in front of eight audience members, who are then asked to form their opinion of the performers based on how they look and what they say. It is a performance installation that investigates what can cause people to project opinions or prejudices onto strangers. The performers will learn a set movement piece for the performance that is accommodating of all abilities.

The company will be made up four professional performers. In addition there will be eight non-professional performers (this call out) who will rotate their performances in teams of four, working with the core team of four professionals.

Performer requirements:

  • No previous performing experience required
  • Lives in Edinburgh (or can easily commute to)
  • Particularly keen for applications from those who are: people of
    colour; identify as disabled; LGBTQI+; aged 18 – 80+

Audition information:
Group auditions will be in a two hour window in one of three slots: Sat 25
May, 2pm / Sat 25 May, 5pm / Sun 26 May, 1pm. Selected performers may
be called back for an interview on Sunday afternoon.

Performance information:
Run: Jul 31st – Aug 25th
Tue – Fri: 2 x 25 min performances @ 6.30pm & 7.15pm
Sat & Sun: 4 x 25 min performances @ 4pm, 4.45pm, 6pm, 6.45pm
Performers will work in rotation, so you will only be required to perform on
half of the performance dates outlined above.
Non-professional performers will receive a stipend of £50 for every
weekday worked and £75 on the weekends. There will be an additional fee
of £300 for attending rehearsals.

Important dates:

  •  Workshop auditions: Edinburgh – 25th & 26th May
  • Rehearsals: Edinburgh
  • Day time rehearsals on 20th & 21st July, 27th & 28th July
  • Plus two evening rehearsals between 22nd – 26th July
  • Performances: 30th Jul – 25th Aug

TO APPLY please send a short cover letter explaining why you would like to
take part in 8:8 to Callum Madge ( cwmadge@gmail.com ) by 5pm, Wed 08
May, with the subject “8:8 non-professional performer”.

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Last Call for Open Doors Sign Up!!!

To sign up and take part in the Open Day please email Irina Stancheva Open Doors(523.glassart@gmail.com) by 20th of April and let her know your name, studio number and whether you are planning to: help organise the event, open your doors, run a workshop tester etc.

Please remember, you MUST have your own Public Liability Insurance (through your A_N membership or similar) and updated risk assessment form by 27th of April.

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Spring Open Doors – yes, this is happening!

Open Doors Registration
We are planning a St Margaret’s House Open Day on Saturday 27 April 2019.

When?Open Doors
Like last year, the spring Open Doors event will take place on just one day. We will invite the public via our communications to St Margaret’s House from 11am till 6pm on Saturday, 27 of April.

What? 
You can organise a special taster session of your classes, have a temporary exhibition, or simply open your door while you’re working or meditating or yoga-ing!

Sounds good? 
We had more than 1000 people pass through the building doors last year and are expecting similar interest this year too. The Open Day is an amazing opportunity to share the creative diversity that defines St Margaret’s House community.

And now you think…
“Yes I want take part and open my studio” and we answer “that’s brilliant!”.
To sign up and take part in the Open Day please email Irina Stancheva (523.glassart@gmail.com) by 20th of April and let her know your name, studio number and whether you are planning to: help organise the event, open your doors, run a workshop tester etc.

We will distribute fliers, but will not publish a detailed printed programme before the event. Instead, the programme will be shared online the week before the event and a printed version will be available for visitors on the day. Please remember, you MUST have your own Public Liability Insurance (through your A_N membership or similar) and updated risk assessment form by 27th of April.

 

 

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Call out for Edinburgh Contributors

My name is Callum and I am a Scottish Arts Producer currently doing some work for the Swiss Arts Council.

The project I am working on is called “21”, and is essentially a video exhibition that explores memory, asking people of all ages to share memories from when they were aged 21.

People who decide to contribute will be asked to take part in an interview in April and a follow up meeting in July, both in Edinburgh. A film resulting from this process will be exhibited at Summerhall as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

If you have any questions about anything, please do get in touch. My email is: cwmadge@gmail.com

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Featured Artist: Rebecca Holloway

I’m Rebecca Holloway, a recent graduate from Edinburgh College of Art. I think of my work as various reconstructions of experiences, sightings, and imaginings. As such, it is specific to certain details and thereby acknowledges the selectivity of attention and memory. My approach to painting follows this, by playing with traditional oil painting techniques, exposing and brightening under layers. I use the work to study how singular images can be brought together to provoke a sense of atmosphere and coherent space. Through this, I intend to involve the viewer in acts of introversion and examination, providing a chance to slow down.

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Featured Artist: Owen Normand

Owen Normand is a Scottish contemporary painter who studied at Edinburgh College of Art. His style can be described as expressive realism, where both observation and creativity play key roles. He paints figurative work and still life; the key focus of his work is to explore an awareness of impermanence and an empathy towards the inevitable passing of all things.

Sample of Owen's work

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Co-working and Shared Office Hub

The Melting Pot have a new co-working and shared office hub for the third sector.The Melting Pot Flyer

Space available from April 2019.

Features include:

  • Permanent desks for 2 – 20+ staff
  • Flexibility and room to scale
  • Fully furnished and serviced Grade A building
  • Breakout, meeting and lounge areas

All within a vibrant culture of collaborative community-building co-working for which The Melting Pot is renowned.

Contact: sam@themeltingpotedinburgh.org.uk for more information.

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Featured Artist: Artisan Stitch

Besides running sewing classes and textile workshops, I occasionally manage to find time Modern Day Embroideryto create my own textile art.  I use a variety of materials and techniques, often incorporating paper, plastics and metals in my embroidery. I fear that ‘Embroidery’ has a very traditional image and I would like to help dispel that image and promote textile art/embroidery as an exciting, contemporary art form.

Check out the Resident’ Directory for more information!

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