Rules and Regs - Call for Applications

Colchester Arts Centre welcomes applications from artists wishing to participate in Rules and Regs in Colchester (Tue 27 May - Sun 6 Jul, 2008). Four selected artists will work to a set of Rules sensitively devised in response to their practices, as a challenge to explore new ways of working. The artists all work to the same Rules, culminating in a public showing of the work created. All work will be created and presented on a (stationary) old London bus. Participating artists receive a fee, travel and accomodation support and a small production budget and have access to an individually tailored professional development scheme, documentation of their work and a package of production support. For a full application pack, please email or download from

Rules and Regs is primarily a development opportunity for making new work, rather than a platform. While programmers, curators, funders etc. may be invited to performances, the primary goal is to explore artistic practice. Artists should not apply with a specific or existing project in mind, as rules are devised in response to participating artists‚ practices and revealed only after artists have been selected and agreed to participate. Artists are expected to spend significant time in Colchester during the project. This project is open to all artists working in live art in the UK.

Deadline for applications:
Mon 29 Feb 2008.

Shortlisted artists interviewed: Week of 10th March in Colchester.

Artists selected and participation confirmed by: Fri 28 Mar.

Project launch: Tue 27 May (artists must be available on this date).

Development period: Wed 28 May to Fri 4 Jul.

Public performance / exhibitions in Colchester: Sat 5th Jul and Sun 6th Jul. Additional performances (TBC) scheduled for Sat 12 Jul (Bracknell) and Sat 26 Jul (Southampton) (artists must be available on these dates).

The project is a co-production of Colchester Arts Centre and Rules and Regs and is managed by Colchester Arts Centre and curated by Anthony Roberts.
Rules and Regs at Colchester Arts Centre

Who: Rules and Regs
What: Rules and Regs - Call for Applications
Where: Colchester Arts Centre, Church St, Colchester, Essex
When: Tue 27 May - Sun 6 Jul, 2008
Further Details:
-Visit the Colchester Arts Centre website
-Visit the Rules and Regswebsite
Deadline: Mon 29 Feb, 08