Dance City and Festival of Thrift are inviting dance and physical performance artists/companies to create a new outdoor work to be commissioned for Festival of Thrift 2021.

Festival of Thrift is the UK’s national festival of sustainability.

Usually taking place over two days in Kirkleatham near Redcar on the North East coast, this hugely popular festival celebrates the joys of a climate-friendly way of life. Families, fashionistas, foodies, upcyclers, recyclers and eco-warriors are amongst the thousands who flock to the festival each year to make, eat, play, share and learn through a host of activities and entertainment.

The Festival takes place over a large greenfield site across the village of Kirkleatham, near Redcar on the North East Coast.  The site is spread over a variety of settings including hardstanding, grassed, woodland, tented, outdoor & indoor with activity also taking place in the Museum, Walled Garden, church & school.

Artists are asked to respond to the broad theme of future sustainability, to be interpreted in whichever way they see fit. The commissioning panel is particularly keen to see proposals that respond to this year’s Festival theme of Water. The theme coincides with the first Year of the English Coast where the Festival of Thrift will explore a range of issues including rising sea levels due to climate change, water pollution, water safety and reducing water use, as well as inviting artists to explore the theme creatively.

The deadline for applications is Friday 2 July.

For full details of the commission brief and all application instructions CLICK HERE.