Midsummica EOI

Pathways Cohort 2022, with Midsumma Staff. Photo by Karen Bryant


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Midsumma and La Mama (based in Naarm) have teamed up to present Midsummica, a multidisciplinary performance night to present works-in-development by queer disabled artists on Sunday 9 July 2023. For this first event, the opportunity will be offered only to projects led by Midsumma Pathways Artists and Alumni. Interstate applicants are welcomed and encouraged. Please see below for application instructions and event information.

If you would like to apply and the online form below is not accessible to you, you can apply by emailing [email protected] with any of the following application methods:

- Voice Memo 

- Email your answers

- Zoom Meeting with Ebony & Harriet (in English or Auslan)

- 2-minute video pitch

- Auslan Video

Performance time: Sunday 9 July 7pm-9pm

Rehearsal/tech time: Sunday 9 July 11am - 2pm or 6pm - 9pm (30 min sessions per artist)

Who: 4-6 Midsumma Pathways Artists and Alumni. 

What: Each artist has 10 minutes to perform/present a segment of work. If your piece is longer or shorter than this, please let us know in your application. You can have more than one performer in your piece. For example, if you are a writer, you can organise for performers to read your script. You would be in charge of recruiting and managing your own team to present. 

Genre: Your performance can be any genre (theatre, dance, script reading, poetry, cabaret, circus) and it can be at any stage of development. We encourage new work. We also want to support artists to present a section of existing work in a new way. 

Space: La Mama Courthouse will have an existing theatre set in the space from another season, so performances need to happen in front of the set. 

Technical support: Minimal technical elements (such as simple lighting states, music from laptop/QLab, minimal set/props) are welcome, as long as everything that you do can fit into a 4-6 minute changeover.

Fee: Selected Artists will be paid a $300 stipend, and will be entitled to 100% of the box office from La Mama split between artists.

Travel Costs: Interstate artists are encouraged to apply. If you are selected to perform your piece, Midsumma will cover the costs of travel and accommodation for you to be part of the event in person.  

Hybrid Delivery: The night will be delivered as a hybrid in-person and digital event. The event will be livestreamed.

Access Provisions: Midsummica will be Auslan Interpreted and Audio Described. 

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