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Front and Centre’ - Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2019

Call out for young and diverse artists, producers and promoters to take part in an exciting professional development programme: ‘Front and centre’.

Since 2005, Mouth of the Tyne Festival has taken place every July featuring many styles of live music, street theatre, dance, circus and other performances in a variety of outdoor locations. This year the festival takes place from 11th – 14th July.

For 2019 MOTF and North Tyneside Council are looking for artists, producers and promoters to join a new programme entitled ‘Front and Centre’ that seeks to engage and support talented local people from our communities currently underrepresented in the arts.

‘Front and Centre’ is a free-to-attend opportunity taking place during the festival and involves: a series of meetings led by key cultural leaders and creators from the outdoor arts sector; opportunities to watch live performance work close up; and to be a part of future conversations at MOTF concerning future collaborations and creative projects.

Guest speakers for the meetings include Matt Feerick, Artistic Director of Wet Picnic who are performing “The Apertif” at this year’s MOTF and Angus Mckechnie, Executive Director of Outdoor Arts UK.

To register your interest in ‘Front and Centre’ CLICK HERE to complete an online form. Please complete the online form by 8am on Monday 24 June 2019.

You may apply if:

  • *You are aged between 18 - 34 years on 11th July 2019
  • *You are currently or have aspirations to be an artist or performer creating your own work or a director, producer or promoter
  • *Living and/or working in North Shields, Wallsend and other towns and villages of North Tyneside
  • *You want to learn more abotu presenting arts in outdoor settings

Your application will be favoured if:

  • *You face/have faced socio-economic barriers in your progression
  • *You are from a Black and Minority Ethnic background
  • *You live with a disability

If you would like to speak with someone regarding Front and Centre or need support to make an application, please contact Marc Jones at TIN Arts on 0300 124 0448 or email frontandcentre@tinarts.co.uk.

We expect to notify successful applicants by email on 28 June 2019

Note: Funding is available to support access needs and where applicable travel costs. Accommodation is not provided.

For general MOTF enquiries, or more information on the festival visit http://www.mouthofthetynefestival.com.

Front and Centre is supported by Arts Council England and delivered in partnership with North Tyneside Council and Helix Arts.