Paid Spoken Word Commissions with John Berkavitch

 Paid Spoken Word Commissions  with John Berkavitch

Festival2Funky 2019

Paid Spoken Word Commissions
with John Berkavitch

Now in its sixth year, Festival2Funky will be a fantastic celebration of Black music and arts, running from 24-26 May 2019 at 2Funky Music Cafe, The 2Funky Lounge and 2Funky Kitchen in Leicester.

2Funky Arts would like to commission three emerging spoken word artists to write new material and perform as part of an ILUVLYRICS Slam during the festival. Mentored by John Berkavitch (former UK Slam Poetry Champion), these writers will create, rehearse and debut new work (developmental opportunity). In return, each will be paid £350 and receive valuable publicity.

How to apply:
-Send in a short sample of your work, representative of your style (max 200 words).
-Provide link(s) to any examples of your work if you have them (e.g. Youtube and/ or sound files).
Deadline for applications is 30 March 2019. Artists must be aged 18+, Leicester or Leicestershire based, and available for festival dates.

Please send information to Vijay Mistry on and mark your email ‘Festival2Funky Artists’.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and National Lottery Awards for All.

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