Commissions call out for Kent based artists for Margate NOW, Looping the Loop CIC

  • South East, Kent
  • Part time
  • Paid
  • combined arts, interdisciplinary arts, theatre
  • Ellie Jones


Looping the Loop Commission for Margate NOW 2020

Looping the Loop will be commissioning a project for Margate NOW 2020!

Back to The Future Part III: 

In collaboration with People Dem Collective and Margate Now, Looping the Loop are looking to commission Kent based artists to create live performances inspired by the theme Back to The Future.

Theatre has been halted. What if it never comes back? What if it comes back differently? With social distancing still in play we'd like you to explore the alternative vision for what live performance could look like over the next few months and years. Headphone shows in empty car parks? Bespoke doorstep delivery services like our very own UPS? Queue theatre? Something as yet unimagined? If you think you have an answer and are keen to create and perform it at Margate Festival, we want to hear from you.

We are actively looking for applications from Black, Brown and Diaspora artists and communities in Kent.

The fund is for £750, please visit the Margate Festival  'Activation' page ( and apply through the 'Looping the Loop Commission' form. People Dem Collective & Looping the Loop will commission a proposal that meets the values and aims of Margate Festival and both organisations. 

"Looping the Loop is a Thanet-based organisation on a mission to make live performance available to everyone in Thanet. We programme nationally acclaimed shows, support local artists, run participatory workshops, create live events in unexpected spaces and pop up with our street theatre actors all over Thanet bringing laughter and mayhem, joy and belonging."

Margate NOW dates: Friday 25 September to Sunday 11 October 2020

Applications close: Friday 14 August 2020, midday