The Library Presents Open Call for Artists & Performers, Babylon Arts


This open call is for artists to suggest material for The Library Presents menu for spring 2019.

The Library Presents is currently planning for our spring season (Feb-March 2019) which will include a mixture of performances, exhibitions, digital work and participatory workshops.

Cambridgeshire County Council has been awarded National Portfolio Organisation funding from Arts Council England to run The Library Presents in partnership with Babylon ARTS until 2022. The Library Presents programme will bring quality arts activities into Libraries in market towns and villages across Cambridgeshire.

The programme aims to inspire and deliver a vibrant inclusive programme of high quality arts activities in accessible and welcoming venues. By 2022 our communities will enjoy, experience and expect locally chosen and diverse arts activities across the County.

We aim to raise the ambition and professionalism of programming in libraries, so that over the four years we are increasingly able to programme excellent, diverse and ‘stretching’ work ensuring that high quality cultural activity becomes part of the core offer of the library service. Residents, staff and volunteers will get the best quality participatory, performance, digital and visual arts work and learning experience.

We need to create a menu that contains an even balance of art forms and which is not overwhelming for those choosing from it. There will be a selection process and artists will be notified by 22nd August 2018 about whether they have been shortlisted and included on the menu. In early October artists will be notified whether they have been selected for the final spring 2019 programme.

The Menu will be shared with Library volunteers and local community groups who will select the arts activities.

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