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FIX19 Emerging Artists Open Call


Application deadline: Sat 3rd August 

Catalyst Arts are seeking proposals for FIX19. We are seeking performances that respond to ideas around ‘Emerging’. We encourage a broad interpretation of this theme through aspects of a work becoming or developing. Emerging artists and recent graduates based in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland who have graduated from third level education in either 2019/2018/2017 only are eligible to apply. Proposed work can be anything from small interventions to durational pieces that last the length of the opening exhibition. Although new work is encouraged it is not strictly requested. 

FIX is an internationally renowned biennial of live art, established by Catalyst Arts in 1994. For twenty-five years FIX has consistently delivered an innovative programme of local and international live, sonic and performance artists to the city of Belfast and is one of Europe’s longest running live art festivals. 

This year’s festival will run from Culture Night on September 20th to Late Night Art on October 3rd with what will be a programme full of exciting new work. We’re engaging with a mix of established, emerging, local and international artists, utilising different media and approaches to performance that help to redefine what FIX is for Belfast now and what it has been in the past. 

Successful proposals will be showcased as part of the official opening of FIX in conjunction with Culture Night on the 20th of September. 

Successful applicants will be informed by August 10th. A small artist’s fee will be provided for the selected artists.

To apply please send the following in a single PDF (max. 5 MB) to by August 3rd 23:59:

1. Artist Statement (max 500 words)
2. Artist CV
3.    5-10 images of your work and/or 3 links to video work
4.    A Proposal for work for FIX19 (max 500 words)


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