Film and Spoken Word proposals invited

In addition to the existing call for Visual Art, Theatre and Dance proposals, we are now pleased to invite Film and Spoken Word submissions for our 2018 festival taking place next May/June.

For our Spoken Word programme, we’re looking for performers of all descriptions at any stage of their career. We welcome work from a wide range of people, from students to more established poets and performers, living anywhere in the UK.  The deadline is Monday 20 November.

For the first time, we are running an open call for Film submissions, welcoming all sorts of submissions, from feature films (over 30 mins) to short films, experimental film and moving image pieces, fiction, documentary, beautiful and bizarre! We are also delighted to announce the Hidden Door Film Innovation Award – a cash prize of £500 that will be awarded by a Jury for a piece of outstanding innovative film making. The deadline for submissions is 5 January 2018.

See more info about our Call for Proposals for visual art, theatre, dance, film and spoken word.

Venue announcements

In other news, we’re excited to confirm that we plan to announce our 2018 venue on Friday 3 November. To give you time to adjust your proposals following this announcement, we are extending the visual art, theatre and dance deadlines to Monday 13 November. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or subscribe to our mailing list below for the latest news!

Artists Fees

Hidden Door believes in fair pay for artists and our ambition is to pay all our artists, performers and contributors. As a non-profit, volunteer-run arts organisation, this is always dependent on securing the necessary funding, which we are currently applying for. We hope to know about this funding by February 2018 and will keep all contributors informed.