Haphazard 2019 - Live Art for all ages, Manchester - call for artists

HAPHAZARD 2019 

A free day out for the curious of all ages. 

Sat 27 Apr 2019. 12noon-3pm. FREE

Save the date and get your thinking caps on! 

Intriguing images and offbeat oddities dotted around the historic Z-arts building in Manchester.

Playful, quirky, engaging and sometimes plain daft: this is live art for kids and their adults, adults and their adults.

hÅb | Word of Warning and Z-arts are now calling for proposals for Haphazard 2019, our 5th free ‘all ages’ live art day taking place on Sat 27 Apr 2019, 12-3pm in and around Z-arts, Manchester M15 5ZA.

To date, Haphazard has seen ping pong balls and squeaky toys; a singing fish and a sax-playing bear; paintball golf and human quoits; a giant periscope, a golden toilet and a tiny bee-shaped world… Have a look at the 20132015 2016 + 2017 image galleries and 201320152016 + 2017 archives to get an idea of what's gone before.

This is not live art for children but live art for all ages - and we mean from tot to timeworn, 8 months to 80 years - so work should have appeal for adults and children alike (even if the kids need to explain it to the adults!) 

From experience, what work best are big surreal images, interesting repetitive movement and nothing too text heavy. 

We have access to a number of spaces (see space info sheet below): a café, an atrium, some small spaces, some stairwells and a big black box. 

Durational, intervention, and ‘come and go’ work seems to work the best - we’re not really looking for sit-down theatre shows.

This isn’t a really formal selection process with lots of criteria, but work does need to be legal and you must have the right to perform it!  

So we can get all the info in one place, we’d be grateful if you could fill out the Haphazard proposal form by Wednesday 27 February 2019, after which we’ll let you know if you’re on the list of possible projects and get in touch to take it from there - we aim to have made programming decisions by mid March.  If you’d like to talk to us about your ideas first – email haphazard@habmcr.org or call 0161 232 6086 and talk to Tamsin.

We have a small budget and can offer an honorarium of up to £300 per piece.  If you'd like to discuss a bigger proposal please get in touch first.

haphazardmcr.org

Haphazard 2019 - get your thinking caps on...

HAPHAZARD 2019 

A free day out for the curious of all ages. 

Sat 27 Apr 2019. 12noon-3pm. FREE

Save the date and get your thinking caps on! 

Intriguing images and offbeat oddities dotted around the historic Z-arts building in Manchester.

Playful, quirky, engaging and sometimes plain daft: this is live art for kids and their adults, adults and their adults.

hÅb | Word of Warning and Z-arts are getting together again for the 5th Haphazard, taking place on Sat 27 Apr 2019 in Manchester. There will be a call for proposals in the New Year, but we know ‘all ages’ can be a challenge - so we wanted to  give you a heads-up and some thinking time! 

To date, Haphazard has seen ping pong balls and squeaky toys; a singing fish and a sax-playing bear; paintball golf and human quoits; a giant periscope, a golden toilet and a tiny bee-shaped world… Have a look at the 20132015 2016 + 2017 image galleries and 201320152016 + 2017 archives to get an idea of what's gone before.

This is not live art for children but live art for all ages - and we mean from tot to timeworn, 8 months to 80 years - so work should have appeal for adults and children alike (even if the kids need to explain it to the adults!) 

From experience, what works best are big surreal images, interesting repetitive movement and nothing too text heavy. We have access to a variety of spaces: a café, an atrium, some small spaces, some stairwells and a big black box. Durational, intervention, and ‘come and go’ work seems to work the best - we’re not really looking for sit-down theatre shows.

If you’d like to talk to us about your ideas – haphazard@habmcr.org or call 0161 232 6086 and talk to Tamsin.

haphazardmcr.org

Fooling around... Haphazard 2017, Live Art for all ages - call for artists

HAPHAZARD 2017

A free day out for the curious of all ages. 

Sat 1 Apr 2017. 12noon-4pm. FREE

Intriguing images and offbeat oddities dotted around the historic Z-arts building.

Playful, quirky, engaging and sometimes plain daft: this is for kids and their adults, adults and their adults — in short, anyone looking for a different day out.

Turn up at any time and come and go as you please.

"Great madcap fun… Wacky and creative… Kids loving it."

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

hÅb | Word of Warning and Z-arts are calling for proposals and expressions of interest from artists for Haphazard, our fourth free ‘all ages’ live art day, taking place on Sat 1 Apr 2017 in and around Z-arts, Manchester M15 5ZA.

And… since it’s taking place on April Fool’s day - we thought we’d throw the gauntlet down and invite imaginative ideas that play the fool…  (*not* an invitation for spoof applications please!) 

To date, Haphazard has seen ping pong balls and squeaky toys; human dogs, cats, giant rats and the Gendersaurus Rex; hula-hooping and human quoits; a giant periscope, a golden toilet and a tiny bee-shaped world… 

Have a look at the 2013, 2015 + 2016 image galleries and 2013, 2015 + 2016 archives to get an idea of what's gone before.

We are now looking for work for Haphazard 2017: 

This is not live art for children but live art for all ages - and we mean from tot to timeworn, 8 months to 80 years - so work should have appeal for adults and children alike (even if the kids need to explain it to the adults!) 

From experience, what works best are big surreal images, interesting repetitive movement and nothing too text heavy. This year we’ll award bonus points for ideas that play with the idea of the April Fool. 

We have access to a variety of spaces (see space info sheet below) most suitable for durational, intervention and ‘come and go’ work rather than sit-down shows. We have a small budget and can offer an honorarium of up to £300 per piece (bigger proposals please get in contact first).

This isn’t a really formal selection process with lots of criteria, but work does need to be legal and you must have the right to perform it!  

So we can get all the info in one place, we’d be grateful if you could fill out the Haphazard proposal form by Friday 27 January 2017, after which we’ll let you know if you’re on the list of possible projects and get in touch to take it from there.  If you’d like to talk to us about your ideas first – email haphazard@habarts.org or call 0161 232 6086 and talk to Tamsin or Cat.

Haphazard 2016 - Live Art for all ages - call for artists

Haphazard 2016

A free day out for the curious of all ages. 

Sat 20 Feb 2016. 12noon-4pm. FREE

Intriguing images and offbeat oddities dotted around the historic Z-arts building.

Playful, quirky, engaging and sometimes plain daft: this is for kids and their adults, adults and their adults — in short, anyone looking for a different day out.

Turn up at any time and come and go as you please.

"Great madcap fun...Wacky and creative… Kids loving it."

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

hÅb | Word of Warning are calling for proposals and expressions of interest from artists for Haphazard, our third free ‘all ages’ live art day, taking place on Sat 20 February 2016 in and around Z-arts, Manchester M15 5ZA.  

To date, Haphazard has seen ping pong balls and squeaky toys, hula-hooping and human quoits, an interactive jungle, bucket headed dancers, a crochet monster and brain-eating divas dotted around theatre, gallery, atrium, basement and cafe… 

Have a look at the 2013 and 2015 image galleries 2013 and 2015 archives to get an idea of what's gone before.

We are now looking for work for Haphazard 2016. 

This is not live art for children but live art for all ages, so work should have appeal for adults and children alike (even if the kids need to explain it to the adults!) 

We have access to a variety of spaces - from black box to gallery to café (see space info sheet below) - though the programme emphasis will be more on durational and ‘come and go’ work than traditional black-box shows.  We have a small budget and expect to pay up to £300 for smaller pieces/interventions, up to a max of £1000 for one main ‘focal’ work. 

This isn’t a really formal selection process with lots of criteria, but work does need to be legal and you must have the right to perform it!  

So we can get all the info in one place, we’d be grateful if you could fill out the Haphazard proposal form by Friday 8 January, after which we’ll let you know if you’re on the list of possible projects and get in touch to take it from there.  If you’d like to talk to us about your ideas first – email haphazard@habarts.org or call 0161 232 6086 and talk to Tamsin or Cat.  

 

Haphazard 2015 - Live Art for all ages - call for artists

hÅb | Word of Warning are calling for proposals and expressions of interest from artists for Haphazard, our second free ‘all ages’ live art day, taking place on Sat 28 February 2015 in and around Z-arts, Manchester M15 5ZA.  The first Haphazard saw some 10 pieces of work: in the gallery, the atrium, the basement and the cafe… in fact everywhere except the theatre space.  It involved hula-hooping, ping pong balls, squeaky toys, musical sculptures, bucket-headed dancers and a rather disturbing minotaur, for an audience ranging from 8 months to 80. Have a look at the image gallery and info about the first Haphazard.


We are now looking for work for Haphazard 2015. This is not live art for children but live art for all ages, so work should have appeal for adults and children alike (even if the kids need to explain it to the adults!)

We have access to a variety of spaces - from black box to gallery to cafe (have a look at the info sheet below to get an idea of spaces) - though the programme emphasis will be more on durational and ‘come and go’ work than traditional black-box shows.  We have a small budget and expect to pay £2-300 for smaller pieces/interventions, up to a max of £1000 for one main ‘focal’ work. 

This is more a call to start a conversation than a formal application process.  Please send ideas, and proposals (where possible with images, video and an idea of cost) to haphazard@habarts.org as soon as possible.

Haphazard 

Sat 28 Feb, 12-4pm  FREE
A free day-out for the curious of all ages. 

Filling Z-arts to the brim with bizarre antics and enthralling images, Haphazard 2013 saw moving musical sculptures; bouncy, squeaky, ping-pong dance and an underground labyrinth for the brave.  Join us on Sat 28 Feb to see what offbeat oddities 2015 will bring. 

Playful, quirky, engaging and sometimes plain daft, this is a day for kids and their adults; adults and their adults – in short, anyone looking for a different day-out. 

Turn up at any time during the course of the day (12noon-4pm), come and go as you please.

Haphazard 2015 is presented by Word of Warning + Z-arts.