Application Process Form

The Chorlton Arts Festival is one of the leading multi arts events in the region, bringing together a programme of international, national and local artists for ten days of energy and excitement. The dates for this year’s festival are 17 – 26 May 2013.
Take part – submit your idea:
Chorlton Arts Festival is on the look out for brand new performances in music, comedy, cabaret, poetry and special events, as well as exhibitions and artworks in unexpected places. The festival is committed to developing talent and a priority will be to support artists and individuals creating new work, which challenges and dares to be different.

Performing opportunities

Music and Comedy
Music: We are looking for all types of music from indie to jazz, folk to classical. Whether you are a solo artist, experimental musician, a band, community group or established performer, we want to hear from you.

Comedy: Stand-up comedy is a major part of the Chortlon Arts Festival, showcasing performances from established stand ups and emerging new comedians.

Performance:  We will consider all types of theatre, drama and cabaret.

Spoken word and poetry:  We are interested in all types of events, from poetry evenings to smaller, low-key readings in bars and cafes.

Dance: From contemporary to traditional the festival encourages applications from all dance disciplines.

Performance in Schools: We are looking for performers to lead workshops for schools and community groups.

Unique events: Whether it’s performing in a laundrette, art by flashmob or digital work, we want to hear from you.