2high Festival Artist Applications now open

Wanted: Young, emerging artists with a passion to explore, create and discover.

‘Sons of Sin’ by The Danger Ensemble
Photo by Eli Waton of Fauxtography

The annual Backbone 2high Festival is back, bringing it’s one-of-a-kind multi-arts experience to the Brisbane Powerhouse for one day only, Saturday 10 November. Now in it’s 19th year, 2high Festival is currently seeking out artist applications, to showcase the nation’s cutting edge arts experiences. In 2012 the Festival wants art, live performace and music from across the spectrum of practices.

This year the Festival will give artists the opportunity to engage with the iconic spaces of Brisbane Powerhouse and tranform them into a labyrinth of buried secrets and obscure treasures.

Once again, the Festival will be coordinated, programmed and run by a team of 12 fresh young emerging arts producers, mentored by industry practitioners.

Backbone Creative Producer, Rebecca Smith, said the Festival was committed to providing opportunities for rising talents and raising the next generation of arts producers.

“2high festival is truly for young people and by young people,” said Smith.
“It has, through the past 19 years developed and showcased the freshest of Queensland’s young and emerging producers and practitioners, and 2012 will be no exception.”

‘Evoke’ by Samantha Maclean and Brandon Dowry
Photo by Jen Dainer of Mad House Studios

Artists wishing to submit work for 2high Festival can find full details on The Backbone website backbone.org.au. Submissions are open NOW and applications close 31 August.

To find out more about the 2high Festival or Backbone Youth Arts head to backbone.org.au.