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Open Call for Mad House Helsinki

Mad House is calling for proposals for its program. The proposals can be performances, co-productions, workshops, processes, projects, site specific works or something in between. The open call is ongoing but received applications will be discussed by the Mad House programming team on 1.9.2019 and after that on 1.2.2020. All applicants will be communicated with soon after these dates. We are seeking proposals for mainly autumn 2020 or the year 2021 but light proposals can be made also for autumn 2019 and spring 2020. The applicants are asked to propose a time frame for their work.

Mad House is a platform for performance. It co-produces and promotes a wide range of contemporary and experimental performing arts. Mad House focuses on content, reacting to the changes in the art field and our society. The Mad House team consists of a bunch of artists and art producers. At Mad House art and community comes first. Mad House has just moved into a new space, which is located in the Teurastamo area of Kalasatama, Helsinki. In autumn 2019 we will open a small and intimate performance space there.

Selected proposals and the production process will always be discussed with Mad House and the goal is to find a flexible way to cooperate. However, resources like full funding or technical design cannot be provided due to limited resources. Mad House offers its performance space, technical equipment, marketing support, performance fees and in some cases some production support. In addition to the artist selected through the open call, Mad House will present the works of invited artists and Mad House’s associated artists.

The program during autumn 2019 and spring 2020 will be planned and coordinated by Annika Tudeer, Heidi Backström and Emmi Vainio, together with the board of Mad House. The proposals are asked to be sent via email at curators@madhousehelsinki.fi and more information is available from emmi@madhousehelsinki.fi /  +358 40 728 6615.

Details of our space at Teurastamo:

  • Size 85 square meters. It is an open space without permanent constructions.

  • Height 4,5 m

  • Basic level technical equipment

  • Showers, toilet, kitchen, backstage.

  • The space doesn’t include a foyer or a bar. The audience will enter directly into the performance space.

  • The space is located on the ground level and some noise and sounds from the surroundings and Teurastamo yard will be present.

  • You are welcome to visit us on 12.6. or 13.6.2019