Next Event, FWD: Salon – a dinner for emerging artists, July 27th

Fierce FWD

Previous Fierce FWD artist: Ginny Lemon

Fierce FWD is our artist development programme for local, emerging artists. Over the last eleven years Fierce FWD has supported some of the most exciting performing artists to have emerged from the region such as Demi Nandhra, Selina Thompson and Ginny Lemon. Previously Fierce FWD took a small cohort of artists, selected through an open application programme through an 18 month development period, supporting them with seed funding, space, mentoring, free access to the festival and research visits. We’ve been thinking a lot about what our ecology needs at this moment, what resources we have access to and can offer and ways to minimise artist labour and so we’ve decided to move away from this small cohort, application based model.

We’re relaunching Fierce FWD as an open-access year-round drop-in programme with quarterly activity comprised of workshops by internationally renowned artists and a series of dinners under the guise “FWD:Salon”. FWD: Salon is an informal dinner where artists and arts workers can come together to exchange ideas and experience. We’ll inviting emerging artists working in the realms of live art, performance art and experimental theatre, dance and performance to come and break bread and share knowledge together, with some of the leading arts professionals in the city. 

Historically salons were places where art and ideas were shared equally and informally. We want FWD: Salon to democratise arts knowledge, build community and generate ideas. There’s no formal format, just an invite for artists to come and enjoy a good meal, some conversation and ask the questions they’ve always wanted answered. We’re hoping we’ll find an exciting new generation of West Midlands based performance makers who have faced a terrible climate this past year in which to ‘emerge’. 

So if you’re an emerging artist in the West Midlands working with performance and live art then come join us for dinner. Our first FWD: Salon is soon – July 27th! Spots are limited so register your interest and if we receive a deluge of interest we’ll pick 30 names from a hat.

Date: Tuesday 27th July 
Arrival: 6:30pm – 9pm 
Location: Fierce HQ 
Albert House, 12-26 Albert Street, Birmingham, B4 7UD

Click here to register your space