The 10th Annual Belfast Poetry Festival, October 17-18, 2014, seeks teams of poets, performers and artists for the annual juried presentation of original collaborative works featuring poetry combined with other visual and performance arts.
This year’s festival will include two evening (Friday and Saturday) celebratory showcases. We are seeking collaborative submissions of two types:
- Combinations of poetry and dance, music, or other performance art. This will be presented live on a stage with a sound system on Friday night in Belfast.
- Combinations of poetry and visual art. This will be presented live on Saturday night at The Hutchinson Center in Belfast in a multimedia hall with projection of artwork onto three large screens.
The Belfast Poetry Festival draws a devoted assemblage of poets and artists from across the region and beyond. The festival will also include open readings, featured readings, workshops, book signings, a gallery hunt, the Maine Postmark Poetry Contest, and other programming in various Belfast venues over the two-day period celebrating our first continuous decade commemorating poetry’s excursions into visual art and community.
All submissions will be juried by the Festival Committee.
To submit, email a sample of two or three poems plus images, clips, video or website of the collaborating artist’s work and a brief written concept of your proposed poetry and art collaboration. Please include appropriate bios and web links.
Address submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15th, 2014.
Please embed poems in the email message text and send images and/or clips as attachments. Selected participants will be notified in May.
Collaborations by larger group teams are also welcome for either evening.
We welcome your submission to be part of a diverse and rich celebration of the power of poetry to move hearts and minds. For more information, and for reference to previous festival performances, see the festival website at www.BelfastPoetry.com, friend The Belfast Poetry Festival on Facebook, or email email@example.com.