Callout | KISS club 2021

Presented by PICA and pvi collective.

The ever-popular KISS club returns in 2021 with a new lab format.

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 since 2010, evolving into a partnership with PICA in 2017.

In 2021, KISS club continues as a collaboration between PICA and pvi collective. Selected artists will present 10 minutes of an idea in progress to an audience, providing a chance to trial new ideas and receive feedback in a generous and supportive environment.

In previous iterations, artists have worked with a selected pvi artist as a provocateur in the lead-up to the performance showing. In response to participant feedback, PICA and pvi are trialing a new format in 2021, offering a 3-day lab opportunity to both interrogate the idea in progress and develop the best means of testing this with an audience. This lab is envisioned as professional development and an opportunity for KISS club artists to support and engage with one another as a group.

KISS club celebrates work in progress, giving 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. a hit with audiences, this fast and furious performance night has sold out over the past 4 years.


Who should apply?

WA 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.
Please note: Artists are not eligible for KISS club if they have participated in the previous 2 iterations. Artists should submit only 1 application – give us your best idea!

More questions?

Please read the full KISS club FAQ here.
For further details, please contact pvi collective Executive Producer, Kate Neylon at

  • The offer

    Artists will receive:
    – a participation fee of $1,500 (per work/collective)
    – free access to PICA’s Performance Space for rehearsal after the lab and in the lead up to the event
    – inclusion in the KISS club lab
    – provocateur support from pvi collective during the tech run
    – a creative feedback session with PICA’s team prior to the event
    – a technical rehearsal prior to the event
    – technical support on the day of the event and a venue technician to operate during the event
    – for the event, access to PICA’s house lighting, A/V and sound systems
    – a copy of photo documentation taken at the event


    Artists provide:
    – anything else to test the work


    Applications close | Monday 5th April, 11.59pm
    Notifications | mid-April 2021
    Artist lab | 3rd – 5th May 2021
    Public feedback event | Thursday 10th and Friday 11th June, 7.30pm


    PICA Performance Space