Gi20 – Gone in 20 Minutes is an exciting showcase of fresh and invigorating outdoor arts. It’s a national development programme supporting emerging artists to develop and showcase new, small to medium scale, outdoor work.
In 2015 Gi20 gives six artists/companies a development grant of £6,000 to realise their small to medium-scale idea. They will participate in mentoring sessions with Gi20’s partners and will be given the opportunity to present their work in front of national audiences and arts programmers at a series of festivals and showcase events spanning several weekends over the summer of 2015.
Six companies have been commissioned to create new small to medium-scale outdoor arts projects that feature a range of art forms – circus, music, dance and street theatre; Collectif and Then collaborate with Serbian artist collective Karkatag to create Caution do not Swallow, a circus theatre piece built around a human powered kinetic sculpture; Juggling on Tap adapt and stage their unique style of percussive juggling and dance, Rhythm Town, outdoors for the first time; Janine Harrington’s playful dance piece takes inspiration from its unsuspecting audience in Abacus/Car Park, whilst hip hop contemporary fusion dance company, Rationale, explore visual impairment in their new work Sight Specific. Highly Sprung present Urban Astronaut, a piece of promenade and static street theatre that explores climate change whilst The Harlequin Dynamite Marching Band present original music played by a choreographed 7 piece live band who wear stunning, intricate costumes in Hex//DiVision.
You can catch these performances at a series of four showcase events during August and September 2015:
Stockton International Riverside Festival 2015 (1 & 2 Aug, Stockton-on-Tees)
Southwark Council’s Blackfriars Stories (28 Aug, London Bankside between Tate Modern and Oxo Tower)
Bell Square (29 Aug, Hounslow Town Centre, London)
Hull Freedom Festival (5 & 6 Sept)
There are three prizes that will be awarded at the end of the programme:
1. The Audience prize (£1000) will be decided by public vote at the showcase events.
2. The Jury Prize (£1000) will be decided by a jury made up of 2 UK based and 1 international outdoor arts specialists, who will also give detailed feedback to the participating companies.
3. The Development Prize, awarded by the 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space is a week’s residency plus mentoring at the centre.
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