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News - 10th of June 2019




Event: Friday 13 September 2019, 7.30pm
Location: PICA Performance Space
Applications Close: Sunday 30 June, 6pm


Pucker up Perth!

KISS club is a performance event for ideas in development, featuring emerging and established artists across live and experimental art practice.

Created by Sydney based artist Karen Therese, KISS club has been presented by tactical media group pvi collective since 2010 until it began a partnership with PICA in 2016.

In 2019 KISS club continues as a collaboration between PICA and pvi collective.

Selected artists will present 10 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.

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.

Artists will receive:

  • $300 cash fee per work
  • Access to PICA’s Performance Space for up to 1 week’s rehearsal between 5 August – 8 September
  • Dramaturgical support from pvi collective and PICA
  • For the event, access to PICA’s house lighting and sound systems, and where possible other A/V support.
  • Technical support on the day of the event and a Venue Technician to operate during the event
  • A copy of photo documentation taken at the event

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.
Head here to apply