The Barndance Effect

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The ‘Barndance effect’ describes the sense of wellbeing and ‘connection’ that participants feel having taken part in a group arts activity. This 2 year project will bring participatory arts to a range of communities, a contemporary response to Barndance, drawing on folk traditions of Surrey and surrounds.  Coming to Surrey venues throughout 2019 – 2020


CALL OUT FOR - Arts practitioners, companies, muscians or collaborators

APPLICATION DEADLINE - Monday 10 December 2018

We are looking to commission a participatory live arts experience to take to new or existing community events and festivals in Surrey. Our key aims are to reach people who don’t normally take part in the arts and create an interactive and informal arts based ‘shared experience’. The activity/event should be open all age ranges. It’s important that the community can engage as little (they may just want to watch) or as much as they want (hands on and have a go). Whatever each individual’s response, they have been able to take part.  

We are open to applications from artists, companies, musicians or collaborations working across any art form. The arts practitioners/ company could create a new artwork or develop an existing work with communities in Surrey. In any case, the project should be responsive to the people taking part.

Click here for more information on the project and how to apply