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Cambridge Junction are in the process of accepting applications for several art projects due to take place this autumn. If you're a making any kind of contemporary performance, chances are we have something that you would be interested in
 

Views from the 'Bridge : Views from The ‘Bridge is a brand new night of Cambridge-based contemporary performance made by you.

Do you live in Cambridgeshire? Are you making theatre, dance, comedy, live art, spoken word, circus or something in between?

We are looking for: Short works, extracts, and works-in-progress between 10-20 minutes in length. This is your opportunity to try out your ideas in front of a live audience.

DEADLINE: 14th September

 

WOW – Women of the World: Celebrating the incredible achievements of women and girls as part of this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

Do you make spoken word, comedy, dance, music, theatre, live art, burlesque, circus, film? Are you local to Cambridge and have something to say about being female today through your art form?

We’re looking for: Women (and men) with short, 7-ish minute performances for the closing event of WOW – Women of the World at Cambridge Junction.

DEADLINE: 12th September

 

Games and Performance Masterclass with Blast Theory - Blast Theory are one of the most adventurous artists’ groups using interactive media, creating groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting.

Blast Theory’s games operate in virtual space, online and in the city, often in more than one place at a time. This masterclass focuses on the city as a playful space and how you can stretch the very nature of games themselves. It will look at strategies and techniques which generate ideas and practical approaches for making work. The masterclass will run 10am – 5pm on both 8th and 9th November, and participants will need to be available for the full course.

We're looking for: Participants from any background with an interest in the subject.

DEADLINE: 17th October

 

Escalator - an artist development initiative which aims to identify, nurture and establish creative talent in the East across all art forms.

Escalator Performing Arts is one of several specialised schemes and is managed by Cambridge Junction with a network of Eastern Region presenting National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs).

We're looking for: Artists, companies, producers, advocates and facilitators with an artistic project idea that will either develop their practice, or for which they may require mentoring and/or support in order to realise, in order to further their careers and the arts ecosystem in the East.

(Application information goes live online: Monday 8th September)

DEADLINE: Sunday 5th October
 

For more information on any of the above projects please contact Daniel Pitt at daniel.pitt@junction.co.uk

08/08/2014 - 10:46

Do you make spoken word, comedy, dance, music, theatre, live art, burlesque, circus, film? Are you local to Cambridge and have something to say about being female today through your art form?

We’re looking for women (and men) with short, 7-ish minute performances for the closing event of WOW – Women of the World on Sunday 26 October, at Cambridge Junction. The festival is a packed day of events that celebrate the incredible achievements of women and girls as part of this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

The Cabaret will be produced by Cambridge Junction and Cambridge Festival of Ideas. It will run approximately 7pm til 9pm, featuring a compere and headline act to be announced.

To apply, please email daniel.pitt@junction.co.uk with the following information: name, address, details of what you make/perform and where you’ve performed before, a description of what your 7 minute act would be, what it’s saying about being female today, links to video of previous work (if possible). Application deadline: Friday 12th September.

Each act will receive a £50 fee, inclusive of all preparation, travel and expenses.

 

              

21/07/2014 - 15:41

Cycle of Songs is an Arts Council England funded project commissioned by Cambridge City Council, devised by the award winning Pilot Theatre and Historyworks to mark the Tour de France visit to Cambridge on 7 July 2014. Cambridge Junction was involved in the selection of this exciting art work.

Cycle of Songs from Historyworks on Vimeo.

The project showcases and celebrates the talent and diversity of Cambridge and includes many local people of all ages sharing their voice and celebrating the city in song.

Nine pieces were commissioned from a wide range of composers and poets, inspired by historical research and based on words from original sources of fascinating and quirky stories at iconic locations along the Tour's route in Cambridge.

The songs are all performed by local choirs, musicians and poets to make a free app for Cambridge to leave a lasting digital legacy.

The app is now available...

For Apple here

For Google Play here

cycleofsongs.com

#cycleofsongs

04/07/2014 - 16:40

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding as one of the National Portfolio Organisations of Arts Council England (ACE).

We will continue to receive a grant of £587,418 per year during 2015/16 – 2017/18 to support our varied programme, which includes creative learning and outreach work as well as its acclaimed presentation programme of live music, theatre, dance, comedy and family events.

Cambridge Junction is one of 670 organisations to receive funding through the scheme, and the only National Portfolio performing arts venue in Cambridge.

Daniel Brine, Cambridge Junction’s Director said:

“This grant is a massive vote of confidence in Cambridge Junction. It acknowledges the important role we play bringing art, entertainment and creative learning to the people of Cambridge. We are very proud to be the only National Portfolio performing arts venue in Cambridge and look forward to continuing our vital role in the cultural life of Cambridge over the next three years.”

Christine Doddington, Acting Chair of Cambridge Junction’s board said:

“Cambridge Junction is delighted with Arts Council England’s investment in our future. In challenging economic times, it’s important that our society continues to invest in arts and culture because of their strong contribution to community identity and quality of life. This grant is important investment in Cambridge and will provide economic and social benefits to our community, and help ensure that Cambridge Junction can thrive in the future.”

National Portfolio Organisations are one strand of ACE’s total investment in arts and culture during 2015/18, delivering the ambitions set out in Great art and culture for everyone, a 10-year strategic framework for the arts and culture.

More information on the National Portfolio Organisation funding announcement can be found here

01/07/2014 - 10:38

As part of The Velo Festival, celebrating the Tour De France passing through Cambridge, Cambridge City Council and Cambridge Junction present...

Rider Spoke by Blast Theory

Blast Theory is renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists’ groups using interactive media, creating ground-breaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting.

How about helping out Blast Theory with their remarkable project, as they take to the streets of Cambridge to put on Rider Spoke?

We are looking for volunteers to help run the reception from Cambridge Junction for this event. You would only need to give up 3 days of your time, but in return you’ll be able to take part in an extraordinary project is worth getting involved in.

You would need to be available for 2 or more of the event days which span between Thu 03 – Sun 06 Jul and also for the get-in day on Wed 02 Jul.

About Rider Spoke

Join us for an unforgettable cycle around the streets of Cambridge. Equipped with a bike and a handheld computer mounted on the handlebars, you will ride out into the streets of Cambridge.

Aided by your computer and the woman in your earpiece, you will find a hiding place - a spot previously undiscovered by any other player - and get asked a question. For a minute or two – alone, in an out of the way spot – you reflect on your life and record your answer.

Cycle on and find the hiding places of others. Listen to their answers in the places that mean most to them.

As you roll through the streets your focus is outward, looking for good places to hide, speculating about the hiding places of others, becoming completely immersed into this overlaid world as the voices of strangers draw you into a new and unknown place.

The streets may be familiar but you’ve given yourself up to the pleasure of being lost.

Please express your interest by emailing lewis.anderson@junction.co.uk by the Thu 26 Jun.

More information on Rider Spoke at Cambridge Junction can be found here

19/06/2014 - 15:35
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