Yellow Fish Durational Performance Art Festival

Yellow Fish Durational Performance Festival VI : OPEN CALL
Due Sep 1 2020

Festival VI : OPEN CALL

The sixth Yellow Fish Festival, To Stay Alive /| You Must be Live, uses the specific field of Durational Performance as a means to support methods of staying alive in our present times.

Yellow Fish Durational Performance Art Festival welcomes artists of all mediums who use time as concept and material in actions and ideas to apply for Festival VI. This year we will additionally focus on artists exploring duration in experimental video and film.

Selected artists will comprise a cohort, participating in a collective experience emphasizing and expanding upon Care methodologies in respect of the times and in response to our festival theme: To Stay Alive /| You Must be Live. Artists will collaborate with curators, introduced below, to design a long-form engagement with the festival in consideration of their durational practice.

Yellow Fish will work with each selected artist over the course of a year to initiate digital experiments, gather & process through a residency period, and present in site-specific live forms. The festival development and programming will coexist across three seasonal phases (remote & in person) outlined in detail on our website:



YF is happy to introduce two guest curators, Eleanor Kipping (NYC) and Rana San (Seattle, US), who will collaborate alongside Babette Pendleton to work with selected artists to co-curate a long-term festival including remote and in-person programming. As an artist driven festival, curators and staff will enter into a long-form durational engagement, infusing the administrative sides of the festival with similar thematic explorations as the artists, and dedicating their time and actions to practicing and expanding upon Care Methodologies amongst one another.

Timeline & Budget

The festival includes three central phase points throughout the year between October 2020 and June 2021. Artists will be expected to commit to at least two of the three seasonal phases. We will work with each artist on a case by case basis to determine what project fees, travel, housing, and/or visa support is needed. We are prepared for the festival to change throughout the year depending on the state of the country. While we do hope to produce each artistin our home base in Brooklyn, we are open to site-specific or remote performances taking place. The specifics of the timeline, artist fees, and additional information will be agreed upon acceptance.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns!