Totally Thames is an annual season of diverse and accessible arts and culture throughout the month of September along the 42-mile stretch of the Thames. It is curated and managed by Thames Festival Trust, working collaboratively with artists, local communities, river interest organisations and businesses to bring the river to life every September.
We are committed to working towards a more diverse cultural sector. Our recruitment process is open to all, but we are particularly keen to hear from ethnic minorities, those who self-identify as LGBTQIA+, those from lower socio-economic backgrounds and those who self-identify as disabled, as these groups are currently underrepresented in our teams.
We will only select events which align with our aspirations as an organisation and are thoughtfully responding to our criteria. For inclusion in Totally Thames 2021’s curated programme, we are looking for events that:
Respond to at least one of the following:
Hidden stories of the River Thames
Plastic Pollution in the River Thames
Art and the River
River Archaeology & Foreshore
Have a Digital element
Have funding or a funding plan in place
Submit a Covid-19 related Risk Assessment
Take place on or around the River Thames in London between 1 - 30 September 2021
Be as engaging and accessible to as wide a range of people as possible
Have a venue secured or in negotiation. It will be your responsibility to lead on this relationship, though we can provide some advice and possibly introductions and suggestions
Have a PRS form submitted or to be submitted if music of any kind features
All licenses and documents in place and/or investigated
The deadline for applications is Fri 16 April.
HOW TO APPLY
For information on how to apply and a full list of requirements and guidelines, please head to our website
TIDE CHANGERS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
If you are Under 30 we are running a parallel development programme called Tide Changers where you can apply with your project idea for Totally Thames for the chance to be guided through your event development with hands on and financial support. More info here