DEADLINE EXTENDED: Critical Animals Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals
1st March – 15th April 2016 (Extended)

“Do more. More nonsensical, more crazy, more machines, breasts, penises, cunts, whatever – make them abound with nonsense. Try and tickle something inside you, your “weird humour.” You belong in the most secret part of you. Don’t worry about cool, make your own uncool. Make your own, your own world. If you fear, make it work for you – draw & paint your fear & anxiety.”

– Sol Lewitt to Eva Hesse, April 14th, 1965

2016 Theme: Madness of Many
With the success of last year’s Out Of Place Symposium fresh in our minds we want to explore ideas around folie à plusieurs – the Madness of Many that gives momentum to your seemingly absurd schemes and outlandish ideas. Think collaboration, the collective consciousness and the incubation of insanity beyond the silo of a single mind.

As always, our applications are open to anyone whose work experiments within the experience and interpretation of critical research. We aim to present an intellectually robust yet accessible program of audience-focused events – conversation is key. Critical Animals in particular endeavours to catalyse, strengthen, and explore the links between creative practice and theory. We have a flexible definition of research that encompasses creative, experimental, interrogative, discursive, and practice-led approaches.

You’re invited to submit ideas around emerging and experimental arts practices including contemporary art, performance, writing, electronic art, music and dance.
Download the Call For Proposal Info Pack HERE.
Download a Microsoft Word version HERE.
Submit you proposal online via our ONLINE FORM or by emailing us at

For more information contact:


Category: News
Region: Newcastle
Artform: Dance, Literature, Museums And History, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts New Media And Design,

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