BIG House Festival - Open Call for Artists and Employment Opportunity

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Be Part of BIG House: A Cultural Carnival

We've jumped off the towering sand dunes on Ireland's Atlantic coast, electrified a crumbling sports arena in Washington DC, driven at top speed through Dublin's docklands and danced a dance in the shadow of a tree in a Kenyan fishing village - now WE WANT YOU! to help us make Ireland's first ever site specific arts festival BIG House.

BIG House is a Cultural Carnival taking place in the beautiful surroundings of Castletown House, Co Kildare next August. We're looking for Artists of all disciplines to transform this historic estate for the festival. And we're also hiring a Marketing and Commercial Manager to help make this happen. Full details below!
Call for Artists

We are looking for proposals from artists of all disciplines (from theatre to music to visual art and everything in between) to feature in the inaugural BIG House festival. This 3-day site-specific event will take place at Castletown House, County Kildare over the August bank holiday weekend, 2013. We are looking for contemporary, adventurous, playful, thought-provoking ideas that respond to Castletown House and its surrounding parklands. We welcome ideas that transform a space or the landscape, offer fresh and intriguing experiences, or make us see our surroundings differently. We are happy to accept a range of ideas from the intimate, to the spectacular, to participatory work.

Interested artists are strongly encouraged to attend a site visit at Castletown House on Wednesday January 9th (10am to 3pm) when they will be shown the house and grounds and provided with further information and background on the festival. For further information and to register for the site visit please email Deadline for proposals is January 20th.

Proposals must include:

A concise outline of the proposal (no more than 2 pages A4)

A budget


Links to images, videos of previous work


Phone: +353 1 6272 827