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Carnival Artists, Big Burns Supper Festiavl

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Job Summary

We are looking for established or emerging performance designers, celebratory artists or community artists to help us create Dumfries Carnival in January 2025.

Job Description

Dumfries Carnival is part of the Big Burns Supper which returns to the streets of Dumfries in January 2025.

We are looking for Carnival artists who will work with our seven community hubs to create a magical float as part of our Winter Parade.

The outdoor street theatre project marks the opening of our festival alongside 600 costumes which have been designed by artists and made by our volunteers. This will be performed by a cast of local primary school children who will bring the streets alive.

Each float will be built over a 9 day build period at our warehouse in Dumfries from the 10th - 18th January 2025.

Each artist will be matched with a community group who have their own group leader.

Our floats have a steel base on wheels which are usually pushed by community groups. They house a generator and a speaker system as this fuels the dance theatre sections at the front and rear.


We will provide.
A warehouse in January for the floats to be built.
The materials that you require to dress the float.

Our themes are:

1. Rock and Roll
2. Studio 54
3. New Romantics
4. Rave Generation
5. Calvin Harris
6. Future Sounds
7. Last Zoo on Earth


Criteria

You will need to be based in Dumfries during the build period running between 10th January and the 18th January 2025.
If you are an artist based outside the region, we can provide accommodation but £300 would be deducted from the commission amount.

To apply:

We are holding a webinar for interested artists on 16th January at 1pm

Location: Dumfries and Galloway

For further information, please contact mailto:[email protected] - [email protected] ([email protected]), or visit https://bigburnssupper.com/carnival-artists-required/

The deadline is Wednesday 31 July 2024 at 00:00.

How to Apply

To apply:

Review the link above for the Commission brief.

We are holding a webinar for interested artists on 16th January at 1pm

Location: Dumfries and Galloway

For further information, please contact [email protected]

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