Posted on: 07/02/2013
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Ten Years of Homotopia: Your Chance to Shine

Everyone familiar with this blog will know how much I love Homotopia- one of the things that makes life worth living in Liverpool! This year will be the tenth year of the festival so the Homotopia team are looking for new commissions. The details are below

Homotopia 10th Anniversary CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Homotopia will be celebrating its 10th year in 2013 and we invite producers, community artists, promoters and professional artists to submit work for consideration for its international festival to be held at various venues across Liverpool between 1st-30th November 2013.

Since Homotopia launched in 2004 we have supported, co-produced & commissioned a wide range of local, regional, national & international based companies, artists, events and performances including Gary Clarke Company, Holly Woodlawn, Caz & Britney, Fellow Travellers Group Show, Joseph Mercier, Outsiders – Liverpool’s first Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Armistead Maupin, The Lavender Club, Hello Sailor: Merseyside Maritime Museum, Queer Storytelling Festival, David Hoyle, Nigel Charnock, Our Story Liverpool which was the first ever research project into the hidden history of LGBT Liverpool, House Of Suarez ‘Liverpool Is Burning’, Gerry Potter ‘Miracle’, Homotopia seeks work in various art-forms such as live performances from theatremakers, musicians, dance artists, performance artists, writers, artists and comedians/cabaret/vaudeville acts.

We are committed to supporting local artists wherever we can and are endeavouring to create more platforms and opportunities for new and emerging artists and producers. The work must be full length performances or interventions of at least 1 hour duration. We will consider shorter pieces of work for cabaret and performance art and also encouraging new music and live club performance. We also seek work from visual artists for a variety of exhibitions throughout the year.

Queercore Initiative

As part of the ongoing development of the festival we are committed to new work . Homotopia is keen to attach development and/or seed funding to projects, companies or artists that are looking to be produced as either a Homotopia production or co-commission with other producers and/or partners. In addition to this we will support artists with individual arts council grant applications and other funding bodies. Homotopia can offer modest fees or box office splits and may also be able to cover travel and accommodation.

Artists must cover their own production costs.The final programme will be selected by Homotopia in consultation with partners and producers at host venues. Homotopia embraces a wide range of work and is keen to partner with existing companies/artists. Some of it is mainstream with a traditional appeal and some of it is innovative and experimental. Some work can focus on LGBT issues while other work can be related to LGBT themes.

All work submitted for consideration must either feature:

1. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) themes
2. Be of interest to an LGBT audience.
3. Be created or presented by LGBT artists.

Deadline is FRIDAY MAY 3rd

Unity Theatre,
1 Hope Place,
L1 6BG

Please contact Homotopia on 0151 702 7369 or email

Many thanks



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