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Performance Art Week Aotearoa

PAWA is a platform for performance art in New Zealand running events year round and hosting a biannual festival in November. PAWA brings together a wide variety of performance artists from around New Zealand and the world with the intent to stimulate critical discourse, broaden audiences, and strengthen artistic ties.

It not only serves as a space to host work but also as a space of giving and sharing, a space to create dialogue in the vein of reciprocation and celebration. It aims to showcase work that is challenging, engaging, and at times, quite confronting.

Our hope is to see performance artists and participants leave this event with new ideas, a deeper understanding of performance art as an art form, and a more connected sense of community.

PAWA is curated and produced by Sara Cowdell 
 

PAWA is a platform for performance art in New Zealand running events year round and hosting a biannual festival in November. PAWA brings together a wide variety of performance artists from around New Zealand and the world with the intent to stimulate critical discourse, broaden audiences, and strengthen artistic ties.

It not only serves as a space to host work but also as a space of giving and sharing, a space to create dialogue in the vein of reciprocation and celebration. It aims to showcase work that is challenging, engaging, and at times, quite confronting.

Our hope is to see performance artists and participants leave this event with new ideas, a deeper understanding of performance art as an art form, and a more connected sense of community.

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PAWA Information

Performance Art Week Aotearoa

PAWA is a platform for performance art in New Zealand running events year round and hosting a biannual festival in November. PAWA brings together a wide variety of performance artists from around New Zealand and the world with the intent to stimulate critical discourse, broaden audiences, and strengthen artistic ties.

It not only serves as a space to host work but also as a space of giving and sharing, a space to create dialogue in the vein of reciprocation and celebration. It aims to showcase work that is challenging, engaging, and at times, quite confronting.

Our hope is to see performance artists and participants leave this event with new ideas, a deeper understanding of performance art as an art form, and a more connected sense of community.

PAWA is curated and produced by Sara Cowdell 
 

PAWA Open Call

We Are Accepting Applications

We are now accepting applications for the third edition of Performance Art Week Aotearoa. The application process will be open until August 31st 2020. 

PAWA is a 5 day performance art festival dedicated to showcasing performance artwork from around Aotearoa and the world, developing knowledge and building community connections. 

We acknowledge that we are all currently living in a very uncertain time, especially in regards to live performance. We are committed to hosting a live festival, therefore we will be waiting until July 30th to make a final decision on the date for the next edition of PAWA. We are still hoping to host the festival in November, however if this seems untenable, we will be pushing the festival back until the first half of 2021.

We are looking to create a diverse programme with durational, participatory, indoor, public, and site-specific performances, alongside workshops, discussions, and other undefinable happenings.

Third Edition PAWA is open to a range of thematic performance works.

Currently we are only accepting applications from artists who currently reside in New Zealand, The pasific islands and Australia. We also ask that all artists commit to attending the full week. 

Play_Station gallery will be hosting PAWA, therefore if you do desire to work in a gallery space that will be where it will be, however we are equally excited to receive proposals that are for site-specific locations or public works. 

This is what we can provide for you! 

– PAWA will provide an artist fee for each participating artist that will be a minimum of $300. (we hope it will be more!) 
– PAWA will provide accomodation and transport for any artists coming from outside of Wellington. 
– As a participating artist you will have free access to all events taking place in the festival.
– PAWA will provide you with high quality photographic documentation of your work. 
– If you are interested in holding a workshop or a discussion there will also be a fee paid to you. 
-PAWA will support you by promoting you and your performance as a part of the festival, providing curatorial advice. Lastly we believe we support artists to build a wider community and a nurturing environment to present work this means we don’t just support you during the week but as a PAWA artist, we commit to supporting your work in an ongoing way to the best of our ability. In the past this has looked like sharing future performances you do on our social media, writing support letters, etc.  

 

Part 1) Send us a proposal for your work that includes your concept, the pragmatics of what you will actually do, any technical or spatial needs you may have, and any photography or video that is relevant to the piece you wish to perform. 

Part 2) We want to know a bit about you and your practice so please include a short introduction to what you are about and why you would like to be involved, as well as a CV – feel free to present this information as formally or informally as you like. Please include any links you may have to your own website, former work, your instagram, etc. 

Please send us all this information in ONE PDF document or a video file using your full name as the title. (If you are neurologically diverse or have physical limitations that will impact your ability to send in a PDF or video proposal, please get in touch with us, we are open to accepting other kinds of proposals.) 

We are happy to discuss any queries you may have, just get in touch!

Email us at performanceartweekaotearoa@gmail.com or contact Sara Cowdell on +61406359602 

Applications due at 5pm, 31st August 2020. 

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