Open call for 2020 festival events, exhibitions and projects
Come out and play with us!
Performers, visual artists, theatre artists, musicians, poets, writers, dancers, inventors, big thinkers, creatives, arts, heritage and cultural organisations, food makers, film makers, new technology experimenters, digital artists, circus or street artists and more are invited to submit proposals to programme the festival in June 2020!
Click Here to READ our essential guidance and information about our theme and what we want to know.
Open call is now closed
DEADLINE for submission is: Monday 16 December 2019 although you can send it in earlier, that’s welcome and if your ideas are not yet fully formed please apply anyway as we need to get a sense of who is interested.
If you want to submit after this date we are reviewing submissions early January 2020 so as well as submitting through the link, drop an email to opencall@ as well.
ASK QUESTIONS: if you have questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will aim to respond as soon as possible (please do not leave this until right before the submission deadline!!)
Macclesfield Barnaby Festival is a charity working for the benefit of Macclesfield and our residents. Running a festival like Barnaby incurs many costs, and fundraising takes up a significant amount of our time. While we want everyone to be able to access our submission process we also ask those of you who are able to for a small donation to support us in administering the open call process.
Our suggested donation is £10, and our preferred method of payment is via the debit/credit card portal below. If you would rather pay by online banking, please email mail @ barnabyfestival.org.uk to request our bank details.
Open Call Voluntary Donation
Barnaby Parade – there will be a separate call for the parade, you do not need to submit parade proposals here.
Visual Arts Trail – if you want to exhibit in the visual arts trail please do submit using this form – you will not need to answer all of the questions.
Photo Credits Mick Steff