Showcase of Creativity – We Need You!

We’re seeking submissions for our inaugural Showcase of Creativity, celebrating all the extraordinary creative people that Access to Industry supports. Submissions open officially on Thursday 6 June 2024, ahead of an exhibition showcase at St Cecilia’s Hall in August. Guidelines on submissions below, plus full poster (artwork by Greig Lawrence) and close on Friday 19 July 2024.

Showcase of Creativity Guiding Principles:

  • All contributions exhibited are made by people who are supported by Access to Industry;
  • All contributions should be original work which has been produced by the individual submitting them;
  • Everyone’s contribution is equal, we do not make judgements on quality, value or artistic merit;
  • Contributions do not have to be about the topic of the festival but the topic can be used for inspiration – this year the topic is ‘Celebrating Extraordinary People’;
  • Contributions can be writing, photographs, video, audio, spoken word, performance, artwork, crafts, etc. performed live, recorded on video/audio or displayed in 2D format;
  • Submissions should conform to ‘Submission Guidelines’ (published separately);
  • We aim to take in to account the wishes and needs of everyone involved in the Student Committee wherever possible;
  • A contribution may be refused on grounds such as: advocacy, legality, safety, or another reason agreed by the Student Committee.

Full submission guidelines: here.

Note: If you don’t want to perform live or aren’t able to attend on the day, we can film you ahead of time and display the recording alongside the other performances at the event. Contact us on the below details to discuss.

You can find a copy of the Word Submission Form: here. We can also accept email, paper copy, and WhatsApp notes of submission – see contact details below.

Fore more information, contact Helen Murray on or Shirin Karbor on

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