Lead Artist Commission - August

Jan 14, 2019

Luton Council and Revoluton Arts seek responses to this call to commission a lead artist/group of artists/arts organisation to create and deliver the ‘August’ event of the pilot year of culture programe.

Purpose of Commission
To create and produce a promenade theatre event as part of Luton’s pilot year of culture; People, Power, Passion.

Commission Details

Brief: We are seeking an artist/group of artists/arts organisation (lead artist) to create and deliver a community-devised project that explores democracy and the justice system in Luton/the UK. The project must work with young people (14-24), be presented outside of the town centre and would ideally be realised as a promenade theatre piece that uses both outdoor and indoor spaces. Other artforms and interdisciplinary approaches, including dance, music and digital may be incorporated. The project must feature young people from Luton as ensemble members and the upskilling and mentoring of non-professional ensemble members must be taken into consideration in the proposed approach. It is expected that audiences will be challenged and will be introduced to spaces and places that they have not been before.

Provocation: In August, join local young people on a journey through their neighbourhood. See the world through their eyes, examining the justice system, the decisions they face, and the stories that matter to them.

Vision: An ambitious production that takes the audience on a journey through the world of young people in Luton. By meandering through their backstreets, parks, lounge rooms and schools, places are reinvented, young voices are heard and authentic stories are told.


  • Project development: from March 2019
  • Season: August 2019

Budget: The total budget for the production is £59,475.

Application deadline: 11.59pm Sunday 17th February 2019.

Download the full commission brief and supporting document below:

People Power Passion Lead Artist Commission August


People Power Passion Full Programme Reference Doc

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