Event: Friday 12 May 2017, 7.30pm
Location: Performance Space PICA
Applications Close: Sunday 19 March, 6pm

Pucker up Perth!

KISS club is a performance event for ideas in development, featuring emerging and established artists across live and experimental arts practice. Created by Sydney based artist Karen Therese, KISS club has been presented by tactical media group pvi collective at CIA studios since 2010. This year KISS club will be co-curated for the first time by PICA and pvi collective. Selected artists will present ten minutes of a work in progress to an audience, providing a chance to trial new ideas and receive feedback in a generous and warm environment. A Q&A with a special guest speaker will also feature, providing expertise and insight into a topic beyond the arts.

This fast and furious performance night gives audiences a fresh insight into what is bubbling in the hearts and minds of Perth’s experimental performance makers and the opportunity to help shape and support new work.

Who Should Apply:
Emerging and established practitioners, groups or collectives from any live art form who are keen to test out a component of an idea or embryonic work in progress in front of a live audience. It can be raw and unresolved as long as you are able to contextualise your intent with the idea.

How does it work?
Housed in PICA’s performance space, each artist presents their 10 minute work during the event, one after the other. Time for informal audience feedback is allocated at the end of the evening, in small group chats. Half way through the night we hold a quick and dirty q&a session with a special invited guest.

Artists will receive:

  • $300 towards artist fee per work
  • $300 towards materials
  • Support through PICA’s technical manager
  • Rehearsal time in PICA’s Performance Space in the week leading up to the event. Please see here for technical information of the space:  Kiss club Tech Specs
  • Dramaturgical support from pvi collective and PICA

You provide:

  • Anything else you need to make the show work

Kiss club is the brainchild of Sydney performance maker Karen Therese in response to the need for artists to test out their emerging ideas to audiences in a supportive and critical environment.

Email for further information.


  • PICA will provide limited technical support. Bump-in is on the day of production.
  • This may be a headshot, a photo or a graphic image of your work.


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