18 April 2017
Testing Grounds is seeking bold, experimental events for a specially curated Fringe Festival program.
Running from 14 September to 1 October 2017, Testing Grounds x Fringe Festival will present a multi-disciplinary program of visual art, new media art, live-art, dance and performance projects that are site-responsive, take calculated risk and are experimental in their form.
Testing Grounds is a multidisciplinary creative and community space in Melbourne's arts precinct. The Testing Grounds x Fringe Festival program aims to provide space for high quality and ambitious projects with a preference for projects that don't necessarily fit in to the programs and frameworks offered by other key festival venues.
This might include projects that:
- Are unusual in duration or temporal characteristics (once off, accumulative, endurance, extremely long or super short)
- Are cross-disciplinary
- Explore new and emerging models of creative practice
- Are not ticketed or are financially risky
- Are discursive and education projects such as workshops, talks and forums
There will be no venue hire fees for all selected projects, and Testing Grounds does not take commissions for any tickets or artworks sold.
Expressions of interest are open now and close on Monday 15 May 2017.