The Flare festival exists to present the best and most innovative new theatre by new theatre artists internationally. The festival announces an Open Call for performances approximately 7 months prior to each major festival, and does not normally accept applications prior to that. Given the number of applications, only the very strongest applications are accepted. The Open Call normally closes 4-5 months prior to the festival.
Artists interested in showing their work at FLARE should look out for announcements about the festival dates and Open Calls on the website home page and via social media and other networks.
The Flare festival also includes the Future Flares strand, aimed at presenting innovative new theatre by students and recent graduates. Again, student artists interested in showing their work at FLARE should look out for announcements about the festival dates and Open Calls on the website home page and via social media.
Flare is also dedicated to supporting the next generation of producers of innovative new theatre. It does this by offering approximately 6 paid producer roles, with responsibility for significant areas of the festival delivery – Front of House, Catering and Events, Logistics, Artist Liaison, Marketing, Participation. These roles are advertised via Arts Jobs and elsewhere, approximately 7-8 months prior to the festival.
As a festival dedicated to the future of theatre as an art-form, Flare is always on the look out for people or organisations interested and able to support the festival financially, or in other ways. If you are interested in becoming a Flare Festival Supporter, please email the Artistic Director, Neil Mackenzie, directly on neil(at)flarefestival.com.
The Flare festival offers a number of volunteering opportunities in all areas of the festival delivery, which combine assisting in the delivery of the festival with further opportunities to participate in it. These are announced approximately 5-6 months prior to the festival.
And of course everyone is very welcome to come to the festival itself – to watch the performances, and take part in the range of participation opportunities, including the festival launch, workshops, discussions, Open Forums and the festival party.