Oglesby Charitable Trust has agreed a 5-year funding investment to SICK! Productions to support their 10 year programme of creative projects in Moston and Harpurhey and a series of commissions with leading local and international artists. Find out more about our work in the community and how this funding will support our long-term commitment.
Artist Opportunity: Commissions for SICK! Festival 202211.11.20
Open call for artists: The Finnish Institute in collaboration with SICK! Festival are commissioning two new pieces of work dealing with key societal issues: one will focus on the complexities of mental health during the menopause and another focusing on mental health of young men in today’s society and the challenges they face. Find out more about these commissions and how to apply.
SICK! FESTIVAL TRUSTEE RECRUITMENT06.11.20
SICK! Festival is looking for new members to join its board of Trustees. We are looking to recruit at least four Trustees over the next twelve months as we grow our work in the local community and plan for SICK! Festival 2022. No previous Board experience is needed. Read more about SICK! Festival and the role of its Trustees.
MINDSCAPES POETRY COMMISSION CALL OUT FOR PROPOSALS16.03.20
Manchester-based SICK! Festival and Young Identity are seeking poets, poetry collectives and/or spoken word artists for a major new commissioning programme entitled MINDSCAPES.
We are looking for an artist(s) to be part of a “reverse graffiti” poetry project embedding the experiences of migrant communities in North Manchester into the physical landscapes where they live
We are looking for an artist(s) who has a potential to engage a broad and diverse audience, with experience of working with and developing work within communities to reflect the lived experience of individuals engaged in the process.
Call Out for Artists: Old Devils11.03.20
We are seeking artists over the age of 60 who identify as women, and who have an interest in or were involved in radical social and cultural changes. We would like to hear from artists from any artistic discipline.
We are looking for two UK-based artists to take part in an Artists Research Lab in Basel Switzerland kicking off the Old Devils project. Participation in the lab is a paid opportunity. We are seeking artists from any art form, aged over 60 years who feel a particular affinity with radical movements now and in the past. The Lab will be an opportunity to talk and share ideas with artists and other individuals involved in radical social and cultural movements from the UK and Switzerland.
Call out for Workshop Leaders & Artists – SMASH: Student Mental Health Service05.03.20
GM CAMHS (Greater Manchester Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) have invested in SICK! to develop, deliver and evaluate a pilot programme as part of its new strategy for student mental health and deliver a range of creative activities over the course of 2020/21.
We are asking for submissions from artists and workshop leaders to deliver workshops and creative conversations as part of this project.
Call out for Dutch Artists, Composers and Sound Artists: MINDSCAPES04.02.20
SICK! Festival and Brighter Sound are seeking Dutch musicians, composers and sound artists for a major new commissioning programme: MINDSCAPES. Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2020.
MINDSCAPES is a 2-year programme of co-operation and co-production between cultural institutions in The Netherlands and Manchester.