Opportunity: #Fightthefairytales Young Artist and Creatives Call Out


Stratford Circus is proud to be taking part in #Fthefairytales, having these conversations and shining a light on the difficult truths, confront prejudice, embrace new ideas, and share stories. Together we can be a part of positive social change.

To mark International Women’s Day 2021 No Ordinary Experience (NOE) are producing an online participation project to protest all those locked up. We are encouraging people to research and respond to a contemporary individual or group who are imprisoned today. We know fairy tales have not always been kind to women. We know Hollywood often gets it wrong. Bella, Rapunzel, Baby, Lois Lane. Stories just love locking up our women. And it seems that we do too.  This International women's day we will be asking artists and young creatives to #FighttheFairytales by exploring the oppression of women in some of our society's most popular stories.

#Fthefairytales is a national project where groups, individuals and artists will respond to the same creative process, in their own unique ways. The project starts with exploring your own stories of oppression and then moves into digital flash-making to connect your story to a fairytale, mythical or popular culture character that you connect with. The provocation is to make a statement about a cause or campaign you care about and throw the idea of oppressed and oppressors on its head.

NOE have created a ‘how to’ pack which will be shared with you, before you kick off the process. Ideally you would make something for Instagram or another digital platform which can form part of this digital coming together. A workshop with Lead artist, Georgina Bednar will kick off the process to introduce you to the process and from there, it's up to you.

Who we are looking for:
We are looking for artists and young creatives aged between 16 – 30 who identify as Woman/Girls/Non-Binary people and supporting Men.

We welcome artists and young creatives from any art discipline which can be captured visually. This can include illustrations, costumes, crafts, and any other physical expression which can be captured and included in the online #FtheFairytales flash mob. Please remember that content will be uploaded as part of the digital flash mob, content will need to be appropriate for all audiences.

What is next:
Submit an expression of interest letting us know which cause and character story you will be exploring and which artform you intend to use in no more than 300 words by Monday 22nd February 10am. If you would prefer to submit in an audio or video format, please do so - max of submission 5 mins.

We will select 10 concepts and invite the artist and young creatives to a workshop hosted by NOE lead artist, Georgina Bednar.

Young artists or creatives will be paid £75 for the content to be created & submitted by 10am, Monday 1st March.
Content which is created will be shared across Stratford Circus’s and NOE social media platforms from 5th - 8th March 2021.

Please send your expression of interest form titled ‘#ftfairytales EOI’ to along with a monitoring form no later than 10am, by Monday 22nd February

Key dates

EOI deadline: Monday 22nd February 2021, 10am

NOE Workshop: Wednesday 24th February 2021, Time tbc

Content submission deadline: Monday 1st March 2021

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