OpenMind is the name of the community arts event/performing arts/production company run by Ushiku "Indigo Angel" Crisafulli. OpenMind Production SERVICES: Introducing new production packages: *Filming - Free for community projects/events/YouTube and negotiable rates for commercial work. *Photography - Use of OpenMind event photos free of charge for promotional purposes, but express photos/professional shoots/promotional packages negotiable with Faerydae Photography/Non Sincock or Terminus Infinite/Joshua Williams. The EVENT: The premise of this event is an OpenMind for creative possibilities, and an OpenSpace to share them. Each month we have a performance artist/poet(s)/band/musician(s)/comedian(s)/theatre practitioner(s)/dancer(s) etc sharing a new work with an informal Q+A online beforehand making familiarising them with our audience. What was initially a theatre specific event has been transformed by the community it serves into a united artistic community. As well as the main OpenMind artist slot we derive our name from, we also book roughly 3 or 4 artists each month in 15 minute guest performance slots in the second half, often styles outside of traditional theatre. For instance poets, bands, comedians, musicians, MCs, and dancers have and shall continue to work with us. We are also known for our OpenSpace, a one hour OpenMic with a difference - some pieces don't even need a mic. If you're a dancer you dance, if you're a contortionist you contort... basically whatever your performance skill or talent is, if you want to share it you're given 5 minutes to do so. Many of our guest and headline acts wowed us with their skill at the OpenSpace before going on to bigger and better things, and our supportive circle of artists often appear on the OpenSpace even when they're not heading the bill as part of our wider performance community within Manchester. If you're a performer, writer, theatre practitioner, band, dancer, musician, singer, comedian, ventriloquist, breakdancer, beatboxer, MC, rapper, poet, circus performer or anything anywhere in-between we're happy to give you a platform to perform. We're currently accepting guest slots for our events starting September 2012 onwards as we're booked up until then.
What we do
All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.
Untouched but not Unfelt (22/03/2020)
Team GUM at Riff Awards/Riff News (17/02/2013)
Updated Booking Page (12/12/2012)
Current Promotions (13/09/2012)
Awesome OpenMind news (11/09/2012)
OpenMind website updates (31/08/2012)
OpenMind: Slamming September Poster (26/08/2012)
OpenMind: Slamming September (16/08/2012)
OpenMind Accepted for O2 Think Bigger Funding (28/06/2012)
Blog link: https://www.writeoutloud.net/blogs/openmind
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