Applications open for a Fierce PILOT Night

As part of Fierce Festival 2017 at Stan’s Cafe venue @ae harris, Birmingham on Monday 16th October 2017

On Monday 16th October PILOT Nights will manifest once again to kick off the brilliant Fierce Festival 2017!  This is a chance for artists to present up to 20 minutes of new, work-in-progress material, in front of a real live audience and industry peers – and be a part of Fierce!

As it’s Fierce we’re looking for those makers at the experimental edges of things. Perhaps its queer cabaret, performance art actions, devised contemporary theatre, solo performance or anything else a bit “arty”, “weird” or “Fierce” – we’ll know it when we see it!

Artists will receive a small fee, professional photo and video documentation of their work, and feedback from the audience.  It will also be a great opportunity to create links within the industry and meet future potential arts partners.

For selection criteria click here
To download the application form click here
Deadline for submissions: Thursday 7th September

Open to theatre makers from the UK and beyond, PILOT Nights take place in venues across the West Midlands. Each event is programmed and managed by a Co-Pilot, in conjunction with the core PILOT Nights team. Co-Pilots are practising artists with an interest in producing/curating.  Having a different Co-Pilot for each event ensures the programme remains diverse and exciting, and places artists at the heart of PILOT Nights.

PILOT Nights encourages applications from diverse sections of the theatre-making community and welcomes applications from disabled artists. Please contact PILOT Nights if you would like the application form in alternative formats, or have any alternative access needs.

The Co-Pilots for this event is Fierce Festival.

Since 1997 Fierce has been capturing the imagination of the city with memorable public artworks such as the ‘Birdman of Birmingham’ – a giant nest with live-in birdman installed on the Bullring Rotunda and Luke Jerram’s soaring Sky Orchestra which put the CBSO Orchestra in hot air balloons as well as many legendary dark and messy parties of provocative performance art and avant garde cabaret that have earned them a reputation as one of the most daring and fun arts organisations in the country.

If you have any questions or concerns please email  We want you to apply and we want to know what you can do.

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