The Library Presents Spring 2024 - Open Call

The Library Presents Spring 2024 - Open Call

  • This is an open call for artists to suggest material for The Library Presents menu for Spring (May - mid-July) 2024. The spring season will include a mixture of indoor performances, predominantly in-person events at libraries.

  • This Call-Out is open to artists/organisations across the UK.

Deadline for expressions of interest: midnight Monday 6 November 2023

The fee is a maximum of £1,000 per performance (excluding VAT), £250 per workshop (excluding VAT).

How to apply:

You can apply in one of two ways:

  1.  Describe your proposal in 800-1000 words, via the online form.
  2.  Submit a link to your video application via email, the video should be maximum 8 minutes and sent as a link to (do not send a video file, we will not receive it).

Make sure you read the guidance for this programme or watch the guidance video before submitting.

Click here for the guidance for performances in a Word doc.

Click here for the guidance for workshops in a Word doc.

Click here for the video reading of the guidance for performances. This guidance also applies to workshops. 

Click here to submit your application form via the online form for performances.

Click here to submit your application form via the online form for workshops. 

First time applying or need a bit of help with the form? You can also sign up to one of our advice surgeries here.

If you wish to be added to The Library Presents artist mailing list, to receive information about upcoming open calls, please email

The Library Presents Programme is an exciting, diverse and inclusive programme of high quality arts activities with Libraries across Cambridgeshire. 

The programme aims to inspire and deliver a vibrant inclusive programme of high quality arts activities in both accessible and welcoming venues. It is our wish that the menu offers an inspiring range of choices with content for different ages and tastes. 

Funded by Arts Council England and created in partnership with Babylon ARTS, 'The Library Presents’ programme appeals to all ages and interests. It includes performances of dance, music, puppetry, comedy and theatre as well as workshops in music, art, writing and performance skills.

The full programme is available now and tickets can be booked online at or in participating libraries.

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