IS WAS Festival as part of Manchester Histories Festival 2024

Call out for artists to take part.

The It Started with a Seed International Storytelling Festival (ISWAS) is set to launch in June 2024, a collaboration with Manchester Met Arts and Humanities Faculty, Manchester Met Poetry Library, and Manchester Histories. The partnership team is actively seeking to commission four early career artists (you must be a UK resident, living in Greater Manchester or the North West of England and at least 18 years old) to create new work inspired by Manchester Met at 200 years. Welcoming diverse artistic expressions, including poetry, film, audio, art, storytelling, and performance. The commissioned works will be featured at the Manchester Histories Festival 2024. This opportunity is open to all, including students from Manchester Met.

Welcoming diverse artistic expressions, including poetry, film, audio, art, storytelling, and performance, the commissioned works will be featured at the Manchester Histories Festival 2024. This opportunity is open to all artists based in Greater Manchester, and/or artists who are currently students at Manchester Met. We centre people and community first in our advocacy for storytelling and aim to push the boundaries of storytelling and the people who tell them.

Please download the brief HERE to find out more about what we are looking for.

If you are interested in applying please fill out the online application form.  CLICK HERE.

If you have any problem with access to the online form please email info@manchesterhistories.co.uk

The deadline is Monday 4th March at 5 pm

Thank you for your interest in the commission.

We look forward to getting your application.

If you have further queries or require the application form in another format please email the ISWAS Commissions. ISWAS@mmu.ac.uk

The commissions have been made possible by funding from Manchester Met and in-kind support from partners.