Next Wave X is looking to co-commission 7 emerging artists and curators to showcase projects in partnership with major organisations at the Melbourne 2018 Next Wave Festival. The successful applicants will also be able to perform in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

The deal guarantees funding and expert mentorship, with multiple co-commissions including numerous interstate opportunities for artist presentation. Resources and support will be provided for the successful candidates to present their winning projects.

The project will be backed by innovative industry pioneers in visual arts, dance, music, theatre, performance, live art and curating. This dynamic list of contributors includes ACE Open, Dancehouse, Liquid Architecture, Metro Arts, PICA, Vitalstatistix, and West Space, all of whom are breakers of conventions in their respective fields and will partner with the emerging artists.

Next Wave provides opportunities to artists in under-represented areas in Australia, allowing creatives from states such as Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia to showcase their work. Next Wave Festival 2018 will continue in the tradition of the festival’s groundbreaking display of creative risk-taking and innovative performance.

Choose from the categories: Visual Art (SA), Contemporary Dance (VIC), Curatorial/Sound (VIC), Theatre/Performance (QLD), Dance/Performance/Theatre (WA), Live Art (SA), and Curatorial/Public Space (VIC).

Make sure you fill out the form before the 7th of August for the chance to collaborate with these exciting mentors and see your vision come to life!

More details can be found on the Next Wave website.