[artinfo] Futuresonic EVNT Showcase and Competition +Freelance posts

Drew Hemment drew at futuresonic.com
Sat Apr 15 00:26:32 CEST 2006

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Futuresonic 2006 EVNT Showcase and Competition
20-23 July, Manchester

Futuresonic announces the launch of its showcase and competition for 
events, artist groups, promoters, programmers and curators.

Submissions now open via http://10.futuresonic.com/evnt


The Futuresonic EVNT Showcase is a city-wide programme of affiliated 
events, which forms one part of the Futuresonic festival. It enables 
new and ground breaking events and artist groups from around the 
world to appear within the festival. Futuresonic is looking for 
innovative events of international calibre, and will help 'matchmake' 
promoters to venues.
Deadline for proposals: 22 May 2006

The Futuresonic EVNT Competition offers cash prizes for events staged 
as a part of the EVNT Showcase. Awards of GBP 2,500 and GBP 1,000 are 
available, as well as three smaller amounts of GBP 250 for runners 
up. Open to any programmer, curator, promoter, label or artist group 
anywhere in the world, with the focus on ground breaking and new 
events as well as one-off or adventurous events by established 
groups. Proposals will be judged by an independent panel of music, 
arts and industry figures.
Deadline for proposals: 1 May 2006

Learn more and submit a proposal: http://10.futuresonic.com/EVNT
Contact: EVNT2006 at futuresonic.com

The Futuresonic EVNT Showcase is a semi-open festival strand. It is 
intended to enable more people to participate in the festival. 
Participating events in the EVNT Showcase benefit from being included 
in all the festival publicity, on the website and in press releases, 
but do not receive any other support from Futuresonic.

The Futuresonic EVNT Competition offers cash prizes to enable the 
staging of groundbreaking events that would not otherwise be possible 
to present. Those who enter the competition but are unsuccessful will 
automatically be invited to take part in the EVNT Showcase without 
financial support.

Futuresonic now invites anyone working in music or media arts to take 
part in the 2006 EVNT Showcase, with the EVNT Competition an added 
incentive for those who would like financial support in doing so.


The EVNT Showcase was launched in 2005, with more than thirty events 
over one weekend featuring artists from as far afield as New York, 
Moscow, Berlin and Dallas. In 2005 it took place across the Northern 
Quarter at venues including The Roadhouse, Night & Day, The Basement, 
Bierkeller, Centro, Cord, Common, My Goodniss, Oklahoma, The Chinese 
Arts Centre and Taurus, each venue adding a distinctive character to 
the festival.

EVNT came out of a collaboration in 2005 with an event mapping 
project of the same name supported by Arts Council England.


Futuresonic this year celebrates its 10th anniversary, and 7th 
edition. The three-day festival, which runs 20-23 July at venues 
across Manchester, also features an extensive programme of live music 
by headline acts; an exhibition strand featuring 
internationally-renowned artists; an extensive programme of 
workshops; plus the Social Technologies Summit and PLAN: The 
Pervasive and Locative Arts Network. Futuresonic was established in 
1995, and has an international reputation for presenting leading-edge 
music and media arts. The 2005 festival featured 211 artists in 44 
events at 15 arts, music and club venues, and was attended by 6,000 people.

Futuresonic is presented by Future Everything, a not-for-profit 
creative organisation at the forefront of electronic arts and culture.



Freelance posts available at Futuresonic


Futuresonic is an annual 3-day festival of electronic music and media 
arts that is urban, international, inclusive, and in Manchester. Our 
10th anniversary year is 2006, and Futuresonic is now looking to 
expand its team.

We are seeking a dynamic Marketing Officer to bring energy and 
creativity in reaching our diverse arts and music audiences. You will 
work with the festival team to develop and deliver the marketing 
action plan, generating profile and audiences, for the forthcoming 
Futuresonic 2006 festival. Taking our key messages forward for 2006, 
you'll deliver the creative marketing campaign that our 10th 
anniversary festival deserves. You'll join a bustling, energetic team 
at Future Everything, the not-for-profit creative company responsible 
for Futuresonic, at an exciting time in our growth, working alongside 
the Director across all media.

Please send CV and covering letter to Drew Hemment
Email: job14 at futuresonic.com
by 6pm, Tuesday 26th April, putting MARKETING OFFICER in the subject line.

Further details and info pack available from:
Please do not apply without first obtaining this information.

We are seeking a dynamic Assistant Producer to bring commitment and 
creativity in supporting the delivery of the festival. You will work 
as a key member of a bustling, energetic team at Future Everything, 
the not-for-profit creative company responsible for Futuresonic, to 
provide the best possible support to artists, partners and venues, 
and the best possible experience to audiences.

Please send CV and covering letter to Eliza Tyrrell
Email: job15 at futuresonic.com
by 6pm, Tuesday 26th April, putting ASSISTANT PRODUCER in the subject line.

Further details and info pack available from:
Please do not apply without first obtaining this information.

We present... live music performances focusing on the best and 
up-and-coming music. We also commission unique one-off projects and 
artist collaborations, with a special emphasis on projects using 
emerging technologies. The festival celebrates creativity across 
artistic boundaries, and draws together visual arts, music and new 

Future Everything positively welcomes applications from all sectors 
of the community.

Closing date for applications is 6pm on Tuesday 25th April 2006.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 3rd May.

Futuresonic 2006, 20th-23rd July, Manchester


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