Artist & performer submissions open | 12-14th July

Artists, creators, activists, musicians, poets, performance artists, speakers, DJs – and all other makers imaginable – Brainchild is looking for you!

If you wanna play, perform, make an installation or do something totally different, then check out our application forms below. Brainchild Festival 2019 takes place from 12-14 July in East Sussex.

The Shack Commission – We’re also inviting talented design, architecture and engineering students or recent graduates to submit an expression of interest to design ‘The Shack’ DJ stage at Brainchild Festival 2019. Find out more here.

Art Installations

Art at Brainchild Festival is intimately intertwined with its infrastructure, from installations which double up as stages, to sculptural seating and innovative shade coverage. Each artwork is brought onsite to transform people’s experience of the festival and the spaces they inhabit there, becoming part of their memories of conversations, dancing and things discovered.

If you’d like to propose an art installation, please read and complete our application form by midnight on Sunday 17th February 2019.

Click here to see the form.


Every year we work with over 300 emerging and leading artists across a range of varied disciplines. We try to find space for as many people as possible to do their ‘thing’, no matter how big or small.

We welcome applications from musicians/bands, DJs, speakers, workshop leaders, theatre companies, poets, filmmakers, performance artists (or everyone and anything in between!)

If you’d like to bring your creative project to the festival then please read and complete this form by midnight on Friday 15th March 2019.

Click here to see the form.

We’d love for you to kindly share this call-out with friends, creators, makers and thinkers alike, and let your imaginations run wild and free.

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