2020. A deceptively auspicious sounding year that has been anything but. 2020 has been upheaval en masse and we find ourselves in the epicentre of a profound paradigm shift.
Artists have an opportunity to capture this extraordinary moment in time through their art and experiment with new ways of working, new forms and thinking outside the box in terms of modes of delivery.
Horizon Festival, supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), is calling for submissions from Sunshine Coast-based artists to create new projects and/or work as part of Homegrown – a new initiative developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Homegrown aims to support the region’s local artists to develop and present work across all art forms – music, visual arts, dance, theatre, film, comedy, words + ideas, film, interdisciplinary – that specifically respond to 2020 and the extraordinary times in which we find ourselves. Find out more about applying here.
Over three months, Homegrown will see six new works commissioned from local artists. June's works are Plastic Belly; a contemporary dance performance by Sunshine Coast-based choreographer Courtney Scheu and visual artist Itamar Freed, and What Now, a film-based project by Timothy Birch following the journey of three humans on the Sunshine Coast during this abnormal period.
Homegrown is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.