Calling all Marrickville Artists

blackcat productions are thrilled to be producing an exciting event, Cabaret in the ‘ville, for the Open Marrickville Festival. Cabaret in the ‘ville will bring together all walks of life for an evening for music, food, storytelling, comedy and magic, on June 28 at the Red Rattler.

We are calling all artists living or working in the Marrickville Local Govt Area (check your local govt area here) to submit proposals to perform or exhibit their work as part of the event. This is a paid opportunity for both emerging and established artists. Details are below. Please email proposals to by Friday May 3rd 2013.Cabaret in the 'ville_landscape

Who we are looking for: Musicians, comedians, magicians, circus performers, dancers, choirs, cooks, storytellers, crafters, activists and visual artists who live or work in the Marrickville Local Govt Area.

What we want you to do: Perform or exhibit work at Cabaret in the ‘ville that demonstrates your experiences of living in contemporary Marrickville. We are casting a wide net, seeking submissions from all sorts of artists. but we are particularly keen on artists who embody the cabaret spirit, a fusion of music, comedy, politics and story telling.

What we need from you: You will need to fill out this Application form and submit a one page proposal, explaining what your performance, exhibition or participation in the event would involve. We know that applications can be a beast, so we aren’t going to stipulate loads of guidelines, but please answer the following in your submission:

  • What is your artform and your experience performing or exhibiting your work?
  • How will your performance / exhibition / story / presentation relate to the theme of living and working in contemporary Marrickville?
  • How does your work relate to the traditions of cabaret?
  • How long would your work take to perform or set up in the space?

You can also submit photos, audio or video of your work.

In summary, send in the Application form, a one page proposal and any support material (photos, video, audio) by Friday May 3rd.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch on

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3 thoughts on “Calling all Marrickville Artists

  1. Hey Maeve,

    I have every intention of sending through a proposal and in fact its sitting on my desk.. completed already, just need to get on top of my other work.. eep! Will hopefully have it to you soon. x

  2. It is awesome to see the arts scene so supported and growing in Marrickville. I am looking forward to more events like this coming up – it’s just so encouraging to all the people who have the talent and want a place that they can start at.

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