Be part of Funny Things 2019

We are seeking comedians, performers, workshop leaders and artists to collaborate with us and the communities we are working with, to make Wolves laugh with Funny Things 2019. There are 2 ways to get involved; either as a performer, act or workshop facilitator or via our artist commissions…


If you have a funny act, performance, event, artwork, activity or comedy workshop that you would like to propose for Funny Things 2019, please contact us detailing:
-what you are proposing
-the target audience
-what kind of space you would need for it
-any technical requirements you may have
-length of performance or workshop (if applicable)
-examples of previous work, or the proposed activity if you have it
-enclose your CV /LinkedIn profile /a website or ready-made showreel – whatever is easiest and quickest for you to show track record
-what fee or box office split you are requesting

Deadline for proposals is 31st January 2019
Send Applications to: Project Administrator, Creative Black Country
Post: 1st Floor Landchard House, Victoria Street, West Bromwich, B70 8EX

Next Steps:
• We will confirm receipt of all applications by email within 5 working days
• We will respond to shortlisted proposals by 28th February 2019


In addition to programming existing work we would like to commission professional artists from any art form to create a series of events, installations or participatory activity that engages and involves local people. We are not looking for stand-up comedy in these commissions, we are looking for unconventional funny things that create and explore humour through art, performance and creativity.

The commissions will form part of the wider festival and the work will feature as part of the Funny Things festival programme.

We are offering two levels of commission.
Up to £3000 and up to £10,000
These fees will be negotiable depending on experience and the proposal.

Please download the information here. If you require this information in a different format please email

Deadline for proposals is Friday 16th November 2018
Send Applications to: Project Administrator, Creative Black Country


Above image of The Orchestra of Chaos – a 2017 Funny Things Commission.

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