REACH Commissions at DAGFEST 2019!

Deadline Friday 19th April, 10am

We are looking to commission organisations, artists or creatives based in Barking and Dagenham or with a strong connection with the borough, to respond to our brief outlined below. We invite you to create new content or bring existing work to our annual DAGFEST festival which this year takes place on Saturday 15th June.  DAGFEST is a multi-art form festival that attracts over 2000 people each year. 2019 is the fifth year of the festival and this year our theme focuses on: celebrations, birthdays and street parties, creating a wonderful fun day out for all. The purpose of the festival is to provide a huge range of participatory, accessible and lively arts activities on people’s doorstep in Dagenham.

We are offering up to £500 for your proposed activity and this should include the cost of any materials, artist fee and travel.

We anticipate awarding two to three Commissions for DAGFEST 2019.

For full information download this document here: WORD version PDF Version

We are looking for the following types of activity, with your own creativity and artistic flair:

  • A giant interactive drawing piece

  • Walkabout performances

  • Participatory/ interactive performances.

    Please note we are not looking for dance performances at this time.

How to apply: Please download and complete the following form: Application form.

Please get in touch if you would like to have the application in another format.

Deadline to apply: Friday 19th April, 10am

All applications will go to a panel of Cultural Connectors and you will find out the outcome of your application during the week commencing the 29th April. Please note if you are successful you will be asked to attend a meeting with the CBD team on Friday 3rd May, time tbc.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch! Please contact Daniel on 020 8594 7136 or email