March 13, 2018

Open Call | Outburst Queer Arts Festival 2018, Belfast

Application deadline: Friday 25 May, 5pm

Outburst is Belfast’s yearly explosion of local and international queer art, performance, film and creative ideas.

It’s the 12th festival and organisers are more fired up than ever about bringing brilliant LGBTQI+ stories and new queer creative ideas to wide audiences here in November 2018. It’s a good time for bold brave work. Let’s make it happen.

Outburst loves arts events that are audacious, illuminating, unexpected and wildly entertaining. They also love ideas that get more LGBTQI+ people from all kinds of backgrounds involved in making performance, music, writing, film, visual art and in queer community.

Outburst programmes work that:

  • Has a lesbian, gaby, bi, trans/non binary, intersex or queer focus, with an emphasis on original storytelling, fresh approaches and challenging insights.
  • Is created or presented by a queer writer or performer
  • Is of particular interest to people who are LGBTQI+ and/or offers a genuine opportunity for queer experiences and issues here in all their complexities, contradictions and diversities.

Outburst can cover artist/project fees, travel and accommodation, venue, marketing, tech costs and other essentials.

For more information see:

Open Call | Outburst Queer Arts Festival 2018, Belfast