Leeds International Festival is a festival of new ideas and innovation, made up of a CORE and OFF programme. The CORE is a platform for ideas and innovation, challenging our understanding of the world, and the OFF programme is a whirlwind of live music, performance, food, and after-parties.
Leeds International Festival 2020 is opening up the CORE and OFF programme to an open call. If you have an idea and you’d like to be a part of L20, they want to hear from you.
Proposals are encouraged from all, whether artists, comedian, speaker, musician, performer, early in your career or an established creator or organisation, working in performance art, film, dance, photography, theatre, comedy, sound etc. They want to showcase local, national and international talent.
Generation Future is the theme for L20. They encourage applications that explore and question what the term Generation Future means to you. How will the world of tomorrow differ from that of today? Will we shape that future, or will we let it shape us? How do we ensure that there is a future to shape at all?
Open Call applicants will all be eligible to apply for funding for their proposed event. For the OFF programme, they will consider events that may need as little as £1,000 up to £15,000. For the CORE programme, they will consider events that require budgets from £15,000 up to £50,000.