Running 6 – 23 May, Anywhere Festival is a two and a half week festival of discovery from comedy in backyards, dance in hedge mazes, theatre in light houses, circus in driveways and music and immersive anywhere in between and beyond!
Anywhere Festival has been running in Brisbane for ten years, Sunshine Coast and Noosa for four years is also opening up applications for performances in Ipswich and the Moreton Bay region.
“Anywhere Festival is created with artists at the core,” said Artistic Director Paul Osuch. “That’s why most performance spaces are provided rent free, why we limit the size of the festival so shows have the best chance of selling out and why we spend so much time assisting with the creative development of shows and finding the right locations.”
Anywhere Festival provides over $8k of support on average to every show in the festival, making it very popular with established and emerging artists who want to try new ideas and take creative risks without the financial risks.
“This year we’re really excited to be working with first nations people to lead the creative development workshops on storytelling and place for performance makers,” said Osuch. “Also, for the first time we have some incredible hub spaces that will also make it possible for acts from other regions or interstate to be part of anywhere festival in a way that was difficult when the festival was solely about non traditional spaces.”
In 2021 Anywhere Festival is responding to covid, making it easier for artists to continue creating work even if restrictions change. “This year we’ll be running an online program open worldwide that connects with international festivals so that local shows can reach an international audience,” said Osuch.
Expressions of Interest for the 2021 Anywhere Festival are now open and close 6 December 2020. For more information, visit: www.anywhere.is for details.
Image: In Bloom at Mappins Nursery – presented by Underground Productions (2019 Anywhere Festival – photo by Nahkana Earth & Art (Krystal Beazley)