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Call out for theatre/performance practitioners and scientists

JUNCTURES: UK Iran Cultural Exchange – A day of debate & provocations exploring innovation & collaboration across the Arts and Sciences.

Produced by 30 Bird in partnership with the British Council Iran and in collaboration with ZENDEH.

Cambridge Junction, Wednesday March 25 2015 10:00 – 20:00

We are looking for six artists and six scientists to present a Pecha Kucha about their work in response to the provocation:
How to foster experimentation, collaboration & innovation across disciplines and cultures?
Pecha Kucha (chit chat) is a presentation format in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total).


As relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the UK improve, cultural collaborations can strengthen mutual understanding and trust between the two countries.

JUNCTURES brings together practitioners and experts from the arts and sciences to explore and inspire new models of working which enable experimentation, collaboration and innovation. Through dialogue and showcasing we will share knowledge, ideas and contacts to strengthen partnerships across sectors and across geographies.


• Spotlights collaboration as a model of sustainability and resilience
• Highlights examples of best practice
• Presents examples of cross cultural and cross sectorial exchange
• Is framed within the context of the Creative Case for Diversity

The day includes two Pecha Kucha sessions consisting of six presentations – three by artists, three by scientists. These are followed by a full days programme including a panel discussion on International Exchange, networking and the Long Table conversation (including Iranian dinner) “Working across cultures and across disciplines – can we find a common language?”

Expressions of interest should include:
• a short statement no longer than 500 words on how the applicant plans to address the provocation
• a short biography, no longer than 500 words, of the applicants work history
• external links to publications, reviews or footage of performances or lectures
• name, address ,email, website (if applicable) and telephone number of applicant

Selected candidates will receive a small stipend and travel expenses. Where necessary accommodation will be provided, though this will be limited to those travelling longer distances. All Pecha Kucha presenters are expected to stay and participate in the full day’s activities.

We are committed to ensuring the Pecha Kucha presentations are open and accessible to everyone. If you experience of anticipate any barriers within the application process, or require any help to make an application, please contact us as soon as possible.

Please send your application to: info@30bird.org, mentioning: JUNCTURES: Pecha Kucha

Deadline for submission: 5pm Tuesday 13th January 2015


30 Bird is resident company at Cambridge Junction

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