OPEN CALL

happynest is a professionalizing platform which supports the emerging artists in the Hauts-de-France region. It is an initiative of the SUPERAMAS collective. Each season, SUPERAMAS will offer artistic, administrative, technical and production support to selected projects originated by young artists.


SUPERAMAS supports emerging artists active in the field of performing arts, through a programme based on advices and mentoring in:

  • artistic practices: concept, dramaturgy, physical performance, research, etc.

  • administration: budget and/or grant application preparation, etc.

  • production: places of rehearsals, showings, technical advices, etc.


SUPERAMAS will propose, in cooperation with the selected artists, a "tailor-made support program", based on its network of partners (variable throughout time of the year and seasons) and on a production budget.


Calendar
At the beginning of each year, an open call for projects is launched through the media in the Hauts-de-France region. In general, the deadline for applications is around end of January. The results of the selection are available by the end of first quarter 2021.


Season #5 2021-2022

  • send your projects before January 31st 2021, only by email to 2021.happynest@superamas.com

  • meetings with pre-selected artists: March 4th and 5th 2021 in Amiens

  • happynest artists selection: end-March 2021


Objectives
Consolidation and professionalization of an artistic practice

  • networking

  • international development

  • visibility of the work (programming)


How to apply?

  • Send your project note, possibly with video links of your own previous or current work that could tell us more about your approach, (maximum two A4 pages) to: 2021.happynest@superamas.com


  • Specify the nature of the support you are looking for: artistic expertise, outside perspective, places for rehearsing, contact with specialists, administrative advice, production advice, etc.


  • Attach a short biography of the project's artists

  • Indicate the address of the association carrying the project (reminder: the association must be based in the Hauts-de-France)

  • WARNING: send all requested information as a PDF, not in the email's body.


Who can apply?
Artist or group of artists based in Hauts-de-France (association or delegated producer based in the Hauts-de-France)

Production :
A financial contribution will be allocated to each selected project. This coproduction budget will allow the artist to cover part of the salaries, transports and technical costs.