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STREAM : 2018

Project Details
Project Date 2018

A Series of Transdisciplinary Rituals & Experiments in Art & Music (oR, STREAM). 

Friday 7th - Sunday 9th September 2018

Participate, attend and tune-in for a festival of concourse and discourse celebrating the human-scaled, contemporary arts education of Dartington College of Arts since 1961.  

  • STREAM is a three day performance festival with a focus on sharing practice-led research as a hotbed for new and experimental pathways in art making.
  • STREAM will produce a live radio stream on Soundart Radio. 
  • STREAM is celebrating Dartington as a place for experimental living and progressive learning through offering opportunities for artists to return to the land to make and share work, ideas and lead experiences.
  • STREAM will be documented and will feed a new digital audio archive by Soundart Radio of radical dialogue, interviews, talks, performance and storytelling. 
  • We wish to connect internationally with our community and are exploring how we can form a valuable online forum of exchange for the Festival. 

"My investment in this pilot event, ultimately, is to find new ways for the Dartington College of Arts alumni to return to the Estate and dream into our collaborative development as a community of artists, here and internationally." - Sarah Gray, Organiser  

Accommodation & camping options available.  Bookings open in Spring 2018.

Call for contributions

Deadline:  Friday 13th April 2018

Sarah Gray with support from Soundart Radio, Dance in Devon and Dartington Hall Trust invite you to submit an expression of interest to contribute to the forthcoming festival titled “STREAM” (or, a Series of Transdisciplinary Ritual & Experiments in Art and Music) to be held 7, 8 & 9 September 2018.  The purpose of this festival is to reunite the Dartington College of Arts community and to offer opportunities to share practice, research and experiences.  This event is part of the Dartington College of Arts reunion group.   

This call out is to gauge level and breadth of interest from alumni so organisers can better support participatory activity in the programme for September. Submissions received will be considered by Sarah Gray with support from the Advisory Curator Group composed of: -Lucinda Guy - artistic director of Soundart Radio, Sue Smith - executive director of Dance in Devon, Sarah Middleton coordinator at Port Eliot Festival & producer at Boomtown Festival, and Charlie Narewski Scullion & Victoria Narewski Scullion, co-directors of Clockwork Moth.

We have scope to use many spaces over the event including performance studios, an FM and online radio station and gallery space.  Outdoor and site-specific work is welcomed, but please be allow more time for negotiation of access and risk assessment.


Activities could range from performance to installation, from talks to workshops, and beyond!

Topics of interest

The event centres in particular around the themes of creative freedom, experimentation and community.   

Here are some possible topics, please allow them to inspire and not limit your proposed activity: 

  • Memory: Forgetting and letting go
  • Learning through doing
  • Future of art provision in education

Please submit a maximum of 500 words outlining your proposed activity including any technical requirements and the kind of space you would like to work, as well as which year/s you worked or studied at Dartington College of Arts.

Please send you submission via email no later than Friday 13th April 2018 to