Every 6 months Ugly Duck seeks creative projects to take place in our spaces in London.
We programme a diverse range of projects, and whilst we work closely with artists, we are also keen to see submissions from groups in other disciplines including but not limited to architecture; science, information and technology; social sciences; activism. We are interested in projects that involve audiences in new and dynamic ways, work across disciplines, and educate and advocate for social, political and environmental change.
Applications are judged by a panel including Ugly Duck staff, and three renowned guest curators, who are chosen to fit the theme. In general, we allocate the successful applicants part of one of our buildings for a full weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). For all projects Ugly Duck must at a minimum cover the costs of admin, electricity and staffing. In order to cover these costs we would like to either (Mainly for theatre, dance, performance) a) operate a box office split with you OR b) receive a hire fee for use of the venue OR if applicable e.g. for a free exhibition c) run a bar during your event. Ugly Duck helps to promote the events, though the oncoming project is expected to be responsible for the bulk of marketing.
Please note that the details of the application process and programme terms and conditions are subject to change. To discuss art projects or get more details please contact Geraldine.