WORD BENDER // CALL OUT

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE DATE - 25 AUGUST 2017 - WORD BENDER DATES - 23 & 24 SEPTEMBER 2017

We're calling out for Hunter-based practitioners to take part in WORD BENDER, a weekend of spoken word, poetry, language and creative collaboration

WORD BENDER - CALL OUT NOW OPEN! SUBMISSIONS DUE 25 AUGUST 2017

WORD BENDER DATES - SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER & SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2017 

A weekend only art happening, ‘THE BENDER’ has become an annual feature of The Lock-Up’s program.  

In 2015 ART BENDER was born as two consecutive one night only exhibitions, 2016 saw the rise of BEAT BENDER a weekend celebration of music and sound.  

2017 we will welcome WORD BENDER to the Bender family, with a focus on spoken word, poetry, language and text-based creative practice. 

Invited creatives will present alongside artists, selected from an open call out to Hunter-based practitioners, to create a dynamic and festival like performance event.

An immersive experience, this two-day interdisciplinary feast will feature invited headline acts and local artists. A celebration of collaboration, the BENDER is a time for experimentation, exploration & getting twisted.

You might be - 

  •  A visual/performance artist who uses words or text or letters or language
  • A spoken word poet 
  • A designer 
  • A hip hop artist 
  • A comedian 
  • A film maker or photographer  
  • A musician or actor
  • A disrupter 
  • A sound, lighting, or set designer
  • An experimental band
  • A human with a really brilliant idea

Your Project could be (but not limited to)- 

  • A collaborative work between performers, artists, designers ect
  • A work which imagines, uses, or is inspired by word /text 
  • Site specific – take advantage of The Lock-Up’s unique space!
  • Interactive or responsive
  • Static or live 
A consideration of the theme is critical to the selection process. Collaborative and multi-disciplinary applications are encouraged. The creation of new immersive environments is desirable. Get creative and surprise us! 

We want it to be weird, wild and fun! 

Submit your proposal by Friday 25 August, 5pm. 

ALL DISCIPLINES – COLLABORATIONS WELCOMED –ANYTHING GOES! 

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EVENT INFORMATION Venue: The Lock-Up 

Event: Saturday 23 September 6pm - 11pm & Sunday 24 September 2pm – 5pm 

Fee: Each selected project will receive an artist fee of $200 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Completed Submission Form, click HERE to download
  • The Lock-Up's floor plan, click HERE to download 
  • Images from your practice (existing work to show what you can do) on disc or emailed (max of 10 images) 
  • Current CV/s 
  • Deadline for submissions 5pm – FRIDAY 25 August 2017 

 Send by email to: callout@thelockup.org.au 

 OR post to: WORD BENDER 
 The Lock- Up 
 PO Box 101 
 Newcastle NSW 2300


IMAGE: BEAT BENDER, 2016. Image captured by Ariane Madden Neale Photography.