Chorlton Arts Festival returns in May 2011 and is now firmly cemented as one of the leading multi-arts events in the region, bringing together a programme of international, national and local artists for 12 days of energy and excitement. Last year’s Festival featured outdoor flashmob art, music performances from Ade Edmondson, The Acorn and Beth Jeans Houghton, and more than 150 events over 10 days.
The dates for this year’s Festival are 19–30 May 2011. The open submissions process has now been launched online and the Festival is on the lookout for brand new performances in music, comedy, cabaret, poetry and special events, as well as exhibitions and artworks in unexpected places.
All ideas must be submitted by 17 January 2011. Forms can be downloaded from the website http://chorltonartsfestival.com/ where you can also submit your application online.
This year the Festival is looking to be the most successful ever, and a new three-year plan sees a focus on developing talent and supporting artists and individuals creating new work, which challenges and dares to be different.
Festival Director Philip Hannaway says: “It’s always an exciting time when we open the submissions for the Festival, as we never know what interesting and innovative projects are going to emerge. I would encourage anyone who has a great idea to log on to the website and download the application pack.”
The Festival returns with a new look in 2011 with a new logo and branding. The flower logo has been replaced with a bold new look reflecting a more contemporary feel. The logo is designed to be used across all platforms, including print, online and social media.
Philip says: “The rebrand reflects our aim to become one of the most important arts festivals in the country, investing in artists and their work and creating exciting new performances and artworks that won’t have been seen anywhere else. The new logo and branding is bold, confident and makes a real statement, and we’re delighted with the work put in by Chorlton’s very own Axis Graphic Design in coming up with the concept.”
For more information about the festival and to ask questions about the submission process, you can contact Philip by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org