SPOR festival is looking for someone to curate SPOR 2008.
If you want to take part in the competition to work as curator please
send your programme suggestions to us before the 1st
August 2006. The programme needs to be sufficiently detailed
to give a picture of the amount of practical work involved in its execution.
The proposal must also deal with the financing of the festival and must
contain an estimated budget, which must not exceed 650.000 kr. (about
SPOR is keen to use local talent but is equally interested in international
connections as far as the budget allows. On the SPOR-festival web page
there is a list of local and national musicians and ensembles, but these
do not necessarily have to form the basis of any programme, especially
if you as a foreigner are not au fait with the Danish music scene. The
festival should give insight into new music both internationally and in
Denmark. Foreign winners of this competition can expect some help or “sensitive
interferens” from the festival administration concerning the preparation
of the danish part of the programme.
SPOR wants to make The Old Railway Workshop its home and would like to
see most of the events take place there. Nonetheless this condition can
be waived if the idea is good enough. On the left you find links to a
detailed description of the workshop and a number of the other concert
halls in Århus.
Once the curator has been chosen he/she will work closely with SPOR on
the production of the festival. SPOR is responsible for the practical
tasks but any necessary changes in the programme are to be made in conjunction
with the curator. One can expect that such changes will happen for practical
or other reasons. Other artistic questions regarding the musicians or
where they are to perform will be taken through running discussions. If
the curator is not resident in Denmark communication will have to take
place over the internet.
The curator will receive 10.000 kroner.
SPOR 2008 will take place in the beginning of May.