Fierce Festival 2019 / Birmingham, UK / 15 – 20 October

Call for submissions for Pilot Night launching Fierce Festival 2012

Pilot is the celebrated scratch event where theatre makers are encouraged to develop new work in front of a lively, supportive crowd; it will next take place on Thursday 29th March @ mac Birmingham, West Midlands – CO PILOTED BY FIERCE FESTIVAL.

!!!Deadline for submissions Mon 30th Jan!!!


Fierce Festival Artistic Directors Harun Morrison & Laura McDermott join the Pilot team as guest curators for the March event at mac, Birmingham. This Pilot will also be part of the launch of Fierce Festival 2012 and will be complemented by activity happening across the building through out this Thursday evening.

Fierce is an annual festival of live art that takes place across Birmingham in a mix of established art venues, found sites and public spaces. The forthcoming Fierce Festival runs from Thurs 29 March – Sun 8th April. You can find out more about us at. . .


About the spaces available:

We are particularly interested in how spaces are used and how that can be challenged and subverted. This Pilot will be a peripatetic one, happening across mac. Here’s a bit of info about the options available, please demonstrate how you would work with one of the sites in your proposal.

1. Hexagon: This is an old-school lecture hall. Could be perfect for a sly performance-lecture?

2. Cinema

3. Cafe bar

4. Weston Room: Used as painting room and workshop space, this could be perfect for something, installative, intimate and messy.

5. There are plenty of undefined public spaces: corridors, stairways, the lift what could you do in one of these?

6. Outside – MAC has the good fortune to be situated within the bucolic Cannon Hill Park, lakes, geese, bandstands. . .


Whether you classify yourself as established or emerging, from West Mids or beyond we want to hear from you and work with you to realise your nascent ideas….

If you have 10-15 minutes of new research visit and fill out an online application to be part of a night which promises a fantastic range of audience to engage with your new and growing ideas.

In return we offer a small fee, video and stills documentation and an audience happy to stick around in the bar afterwards and tell you exactly what they thought.

!!!Deadline for Submissions pm Monday 30th January 2011!!!