THE ADRIAN HOWELLS AWARD FOR INTIMATE PERFORMANCE 2018-19

Application deadline: Midday, Monday 29 October

Adrian Howells (1962 – 2014) was one of the world’s leading figures in the field of one to one and intimate performance. Over two decades he developed an artistic practice that focused on the particular power and transformative possibility that could be achieved through creating a profound, immediate and personal connection to his audiences. Through these works and the care he took in every aspect of the experience he was often able to deeply affect those who participated in these encounters.

The Adrian Howells Award for Intimate Performance is an opportunity for a UK based artist to develop and present an early staging of a new performance-based project in Glasgow and London. The Award aims to celebrate the intimate work that Adrian pioneered and exceled at, as well as providing an opportunity to explore new territories in the field of one to one and intimate performance.

The award is open to any proposal that seeks to explore the form of intimate performance. Some areas that you may wish to consider:

·         The impact of the size and proximity of the audience

·         The audience as active in the performance

·         The use of autobiography

·         The creation of immersive environments

·         The personal as political

·         The ethics and duty of care around the relationship to the audience

To find out more and apply, click here.