The 2016 b-side festival artists are …

Way back in April we launched our fifth open call for proposals for the next b-side festival. Every year the number of proposals increase and every year it’s harder and harder for us to select from such an innovative and exciting pool of ideas. But we did it – and after reading over 260 proposals, lots of discussion, tea drinking and imagining what b-side 2016 could be, we selected five artists from the open call.

So here they are, find out more about what they do by clicking the artist’s name. These artists will be developing and creating brand new work for b-side festival on Portland, we will have lots more information about their commissions on the website to whet the appetite and more exciting news on the festival programme and other artists to be announced soon.

2016 commissioned b-side festival artists:

Lee Berwick

Emma Critchley

Sadie Hennessy

Tim Spooner

Bridgette Ashton

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