Party Beyond – call for Expressions of Interest

Are you a musician or DJ interested in performing in unique spaces? We want to hear from you!

Woman play guitar and singing into a microphone. Person in the background sitting at keyboards. The lighting is red.
Party Beyond at Sciencworks, 2018.

Background

Scienceworks regularly produces events for 18+ audiences. These events involve opening Scienceworks' exhibitions after hours, and often include expert talks, Planetarium and Lightning Room shows, live music, bars, and dining. These events offer opportunities for adults to visit Scienceworks after hours in a child-free environment to share a drink with friends, and explore big ideas in science and technology.

Party Beyond at Scienceworks

This April Scienceworks will host Party Beyond, an after-hours party that blends music and science into a completely unique experience. This will be the second edition of Party Beyond, following a sold-out event in June 2018 which featured musicians, DJs, late night drinks and eats. For this event, Scienceworks is taking a different approach to the programming and asking local DJs and musicians to respond to the different exhibition spaces with a themed music concept to be performed in the space of their choosing.

Where/when

Scienceworks, 2 Booker St, Spotswood
Saturday 27 April, 2019
Doors open 6.30pm. Event ends 10.30pm

We want you!

Are you a musician or DJ with an interest in science or performing in unique venues? We want to hear from you! We are inviting expressions of interest (EOI) to perform 1-2 sets in a specific exhibition, with the set crafted to respond to the exhibition’s content. We’re particularly interested in hearing from artists based in Melbourne's western suburbs.

Due to the massive tech requirements for this event, we'll mainly be considering DJs and acts with minimal equipment and set up. If you're a band with heaps of members and gear, we probably won’t be able to accommodate you, but feel free to submit an EOI so we can consider you for future events.

We are seeking EOIs for six spaces in Scienceworks (although we may not have performances in all six spaces on the night). Details of the spaces are below.

Completed EOIs are due by 9am on Tuesday 12 March.

Exhibition Gallery Spaces

Function lighting set-up at the 'How to Make a Monster' exhibition launch in the newly renovated ScienceWorks foyer.
Museum of the Moon
children in space ship installation
Inside children's gallery Ground Up: Building Big Ideas, Together at Scienceworks.
View of Sportsworks exhibition during Little Kid's Day In at Scienceworks, 2013
Visitors stretching flexible video screens

Note that we are not seeking EOIs for the Planetarium for this event, but may do so for future events.

Tech details

We will provide a tech team to set up a performance space for you including PA system and lighting. Artists to supply and meet the cost of their own backline.

What you’ll get

  • A very unique opportunity to perform in an unusual venue
  • $500 (ex GST) performance fee
  • 10 comp tickets for the evening
  • Four comp tickets to use as promotional give-aways through your networks

What we require from you

  • One or two sets in your gallery of choice (set times TBC). Sets must be inspired by the exhibits/content in the gallery you have chosen.
  • Marketing assets (images, bio, etc)
  • Co-promotion of the event
  • Any backline you require

Information we'll ask for in the EOI

  • Your name and contact details
  • Performance name (if different to the above)
  • Press pack if you have one
  • Link to website/socials
  • Performance proposal
    • Which exhibition you want to perform in. If there's more than one, please submit an EOI for each gallery.
    • Details of how you will respond to the content of the exhibition
  • Brief tech requirements (if you are selected, we'll get more details from you)

What to do now

You're keen?  Great!

You’ll need to come and check out your chosen exhibition gallery at Scienceworks to enable you to put together your performance proposal. Scienceworks is open 10am – 4:30pm every day, and we can arrange for you to enter free of charge in order to view the space. To organise this, please contact Kate Barnard via [email protected].

Once you've got your plan together, complete this online form.

We'll have a look at submissions and choose the acts that we think will work best in our space and for our audiences. We will only choose one act per exhibition, and may decide not to have acts in some exhibitions.

Deadline

Completed EOIs are due by 9am on Tuesday 12 March.

Need more information?

Contact Kate Barnard, Scienceworks Programs Manager at [email protected] (if you'd prefer to chat over the phone, just shoot Kate an email with your phone number).

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