Artist Call Out – Thinking Queer: Audre Lorde

The Marlborough Theatre and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts are delighted to announce 2 new commissions for BAME LGBTQ+ artists to create a new 15 minute performance inspired by Audre Lorde.

Following on from 2017’s successful Thinking Queer: Bloomsbury Group, we are excited to present another night of reflection, resistance, poetics and power, this time to celebrate the work of trailblazing writer, thinker and activist Audre Lorde.

We are looking for 2 artists to present work as part of this event at ACCA on Wed 7th Nov 2018. Each selected artist will receive a fee of £750 to create and present their performance.

We welcome applications for performances with a strong throughline relating to Audre Lorde, her work or politic.

This opportunity is specifically for BAME LGBTQ+ artists working in theatre, digital art, spoken word, live art and/or interdisciplinary performance.

This opportunity is open to artists of all diverse backgrounds, including foreign nationals. If you would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to submit your application, please contact us. Collectives are welcome to apply, however the commission amount will be £750 for the entire group, not per person.

How to apply:

Send us a e-mail with a 200-word (max) OR a 3-min video description of your idea. Please include a portfolio OR CV to go with your application; Send your e-mail to

Deadline for applications: 14th September 2018. All applicants will be contacted with final decisions.

If you have any enquiries, please e-mail us on

This opportunity is part of Marlborough Theatre’s Queer Heroes season of performance. Supported by Arts Council England.

Audre Lorde illustration

Image by Jacob V Joyce

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