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Deadline Reminder: Call for creative practitioners & artists > 'Plovdiv School of Spectacle 2017'


The deadline to submit an application for the Plovdiv School of Spectacle 2017 - an outdoor arts training School in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, is Monday 31 July.

The European Academy of Outdoor Arts are inviting applications from creative practitioners from Plovdiv, Bulgaria to attend an eight day school in outdoor arts production and making for installation. The school also has a small number of places available for creative practitioners in the Academie's project partner countries Limerick, Ireland; Pafos, Cyprus; Elefsina, Greece and Kaunas, Lithuania.


“Plovdiv School of Spectacle” - outdoor arts installation

Plovidv School of Spectacle is a free eight day intensive outdoor arts training school for twenty five local and international creative practitioners. The school will deliver training designed to build skills that creatives need for making outdoor arts installations.

The school is led by Walk the Plank, and organised and hosted by partner Plovdiv 2019 Foundation

With international partners Pafos 2017, Cyprus; Limerick City & County Council, Ireland; Dvimiescio kulka, Lithuania and associate partners Fidget Feet, Ireland; that together make up the European Outdoor Arts Academy. The training is made possible through the kind support of Creative Europe; SNF and Plovdiv 2019 Foundation.

Plovidiv School of Spectacle is the third of five distinct international European Schools of Spectacle happening across Europe between 2016 and 2018.

The first half of the school will deliver core training in outdoor arts production alongside basic techniques in scenography, audio visual, fire and performance for installation. While providing an opportunity to get inspired through guest talks and peer led show and tells. In the second half of the school creative practitioners will be supported to put the theory into practice. Working collaboratively in groups to create a small public installation inspired by the idea of transporting the sounds and images of nature from Plovdiv's Adata Island into the urban landscape.

Who should apply

We are interested in creative practitioners and artists driven to learn how to take their practice into an outdoor setting, with a desire to learn with others, to experiment, co‒operate and co-create.

  • Be motivated to work collaboratively as a collective
  • Be interested in installation in outdoor settings

Eligibility Criteria

Creative practitioners should live in or around Plovdiv, Bulgaria OR be invited to apply from Ireland, Lithuania, Cyprus or Greece. And be ready and willing to commit to the full 8 day duration of the programme (plus any travel days).

The school will be delivered in English with limited translation, so applicants must feel confident speaking and listening to English.

Places are limited so final selection will be undertaken by a panel. Selection will be based on how much the panel feels the candidate will benefit from attending the course, and what they will bring to the School.

Financial Conditions

Creative practitioners awarded a place from Plovdiv will be given a free place on the training school, which will include programme materials, lunch and dinner.

Invited creative practitioners from Ireland, Lithuania; Cyprus and Greece will be given a free place on the course, plus travel, accommodation, programme materials, lunch and dinner.

More information here.