Anyone from individuals to full companies can apply to appear at Birmingham Fest. This includes theatre, dance, music, comedy, poetry, cabaret, rehearsed readings, workshops or seminars – absolutely anything.
Performance slots are usually up to 1 hour. Your performance can be slightly longer than an hour but this will cut into your get-out time.
Get-ins & get-outs must be kept to a minimum due to the turnaround of the festival. This will usually be 30 minutes maximum. If you have the first slot of the day the get-in can be slightly longer but this must be agreed by the venue.
Performances times are 7pm & 9pm in the evenings with extra earlier slots available on weekends (please see individual venues for time slots). Workshops and seminars are flexible.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR BIRMINGHAM FEST 2019!
(Until March 31st)
HOW IT WORKS
Taking part in the festival works on a hire basis. The venues have agreed special festival rates with different days, times, and spaces at various prices making it affordable for as many as possible. Please visit the ‘venues‘ page for further details. Each venue is different so please have a look at what would suit you best. Prices are listed on each venue page (beneath gallery photos).
The artists or companies will receive the box office revenue from the performance.
Each event will be advertised on the Birmingham Fest website and in the festival brochure*.
There is a non-refundable £20 application fee for the festival (payable via the “Buy Now” button below). This is to cover administration and marketing. Applications will only be considered once this is paid. If any artist or company performs the same show more than once during the festival there is only one charge. If different shows are submitted it is £20 each. If any application is unsuccessful (ie: turned down) the application fee will be refunded in full.
*PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT VENUES TO APPLY OR ENQUIRE
Please download the application form below and once completed send to:
(please include your PayPal transaction ID)
Slots are limited so submit your applications asap.
And good luck!
*PLEASE NOTE inclusion in the brochure is dependent on receiving marketing material in time. All participating companies will be informed when they are required.
Marketing material MUST be supplied in good time and be of a high standard.