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Opportunities: EXPERIMENTICA15 – Call for submissions (Cardiff, Wales, UK)

Opportunities: EXPERIMENTICA15 – Call for submissions (Cardiff, Wales, UK)

Deadline for submissions: Midday Friday 10 July.

Established in 2001, EXPERIMENTICA is an annual five-day Festival in Cardiff, Wales, UK.

EXPERIMENTICA hosts a dynamic programme of live art, performance and interdisciplinary projects and offers a significant platform for UK and international artists to produce or introduce their work.

EXPERIMENTICA is an opportunity for artists at all stages in their career to present challenging, experimental works within an open, supportive and artist-focused environment.

EXPERIMENTICA can be entertaining, dangerous, confusing, life-affirming, playful, provocative, thoughtful, witty, engaging, irritating and everything in between.

EXPERIMENTICA is committed to supporting artists who engage with live practice and employ an experimental approach.




Wed 4 – Sun 8 November

“How negotiable is a fact in nonfiction?” In 2003, an essay by writer John D’Agata was rejected by the magazine that commissioned it due to factual inaccuracies. That essay — which eventually became the foundation of D’Agata’s critically acclaimed ‘About a Mountain’ — was accepted by another magazine, The Believer, but not before they handed it to their own fact-checker, Jim Fingal.”

The Lifespan of a Fact, 2012

What emerges from this quasi fictional account of the exchanges between D’Agata and Fingal – and from seven years of increasingly aggressive arguments, negotiations and revisions – is the struggle to navigate the boundaries of nonfiction, truth, belief, history, myth, memory and forgetting.



This year EXPERIMENTICA is looking for new versions of the truth.

EXPERIMENTICA is looking for artists who are engaged in the creation of experimental live performance, writing, sound, film and video, installation, dance and theatre.

EXPERIMENTICA is keen to hear from artists who want to participate in discussions around their practice in a supportive and social environment, who want to share ideas, expand understandings and reflect on experiences during the festival.

EXPERIMENTICA welcomes proposals from individuals and groups who are excited by the possibility of experimentation and by those who take risks.

You may want to work in a new way that engages with the festival and its wider context whether live, online, in print, through radio or other broadcast means.

If you have an idea that you would like to test out; a fully realised work that you would like to show for the first time, or a performance that you have shown before but would like the chance to bring it to new audiences, EXPERIMENTICA would like to hear from you.



  • All artists will receive a fee. In addition EXPERIMENTICA will pay for your travel (up to £750) and accommodation during your time at the festival.
  • Technical and marketing support as well as inclusion in our EXPERIMENTICA guide.
  • High-resolution photographic documentation of your work.
  • A free EXPERIMENTICA festival pass to enable you to see as much as you can while you’re here


Click here for further information on how to apply.

Click here to download an application form.


Deadline for submissions: Midday Friday 10 July.

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.
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