The Library Presents Open Call for Events in Autumn 2022

  • This is an open call for artists to suggest in-person performances and participatory workshops for The Library Presents menu for Autumn 2022 (mid September - December). Digital ‘wraparound’ material (for example Zoom workshops or live streaming) is also encouraged.

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

Deadline for expressions of interest: Monday 7 February 2022. 

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

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 olivia.hewkin@babylonarts.org.uk (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 in a Word doc.

Click here for the video reading of the guidance.

To submit your application using the online form please click here.

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

Creative Ideas Workshop for people interested in submitting work to The Library Presents:

Jass Thethi, facilitator of the Breaking Barriers workshop
Jass Thethi, Facilitator of our Breaking Barriers workshop


Identify as being from a minoritized community, LGBTQIA+, Neuro-divergent, disabled and / or are from a working class background? Join us to discuss your barriers to submitting an expression of interest and get support from our facilitator, Jass Thethi, founder of Intersectional GLAM, the Well Spoken Tokens podcast and the 2021 Disrupt & Empower conference. Click here to book 


If you wish to be added to The Library Presents artist mailing list, to receive information about upcoming open calls, please email olivia.hewkin@babylonarts.org.uk

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 www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/arts or in participating libraries.

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