Drag King Open Call

drag king open call

We’re excited to announce an opportunity for drag kings and things to perform at The Kingdom Come #7 on the 29 June!

This open call is aimed at those who have less than 18 months experience performing as their drag character.

You’ll be expected to perform one act no longer than 6 minutes long, at our drag king cabaret, The Kingdom Come, Pride is a Protest Edition on Thur 29 June at Crookes Social Club. We’ll need you at the venue for tech by 4pm on the day of the event. 

In return we’ll pay you a fee of £75 and send you a set of photos of your performance, taken by a professional photographer, and you get to feel the love of our supportive community. 

Who can apply?

> Drag kings or gender expansive drag acts 
> With 18 months or less experience performing as their drag act
> Who are based in Yorkshire or the North of England
> Who are able to commit to the date and times above

We will not consider applications from acts based in locations other than Yorkshire or the North of England, Northern talent to the front please! (We consider Northern talent to be inclusive of the East and West Midlands).

This is a great opportunity to have your act seen by a large and enthusiastic audience. Your act should be suitable for performing on a raised stage to a seated audience of 300 people. We are sorry that there is currently no step free access to the stage.

To apply, please complete the short Google Form and attach a video file or share a link to a short video of your drag act. 

Deadline for submission – Midday 6 June

drag king Mark Anthony performs in aviator sunglasses and leather biker jacket
Are you ready to perform on our stage like Mark Anthony?

We will be in touch with the chosen act by Friday 9 June. We are unable to give feedback to unsuccessful submissions, but we may keep your details on file for future bookings.

We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions about this opportunity please drop us a line to hello@androandeve.com. Please note, we are a team that works part time so the best way to reach us is by email and there may be a delay in us responding. 


I am not a drag king, can I apply?
Sorry no, The Kingdom Come is strictly for drag kings and drag acts existing beyond the binary. We programme other types of performance and drag queens at our other events.

I’ve never performed as my drag king before, can I apply?
Given the scale of this event and audience size, we are looking for acts who have some performance experience but are looking to take their act onto a different size stage and appear on a bigger platform. Therefore we do expect you will have some experience of performing as your drag king or thing.

I am based in an unspecified location, but there is a lack of opportunities for local drag acts, can I apply?
We are fiercely proud of being based in South Yorkshire and celebrating queer culture. We want to support more acts from the North of England. Acts based in Yorkshire will be prioritised over other areas in the North, where opportunities may be available through our friends who also make up the Queer Arts North Network.

What other opportunities will there be for newer or non king acts to appear on one of your stages?
Our open mic slots at A Reyt Queer Do are more suited to those brand new to performing and are also a place where we programme a diverse range of performance styles. Sign up to our newsletter below to be first to hear of further opportunities this Autumn.

Open Call – Digital Film Commission

a pink square has the words Open Call i white text overlaid on two jaunty indigo rectangles. The background has a dotty texture fading to a deeper pinky purple with a wonky turquoise border at the bottom.

We’re very excited to launch an open call to find an artist to create a digital film on the theme of ‘Delight’. 

Queerness is something that an individual experiences in their own way. What delights you as a LGBTQ+ person? What delightful experiences would you want to convey to other LGBTQ+ people? What sensory delights have meaning for you? 

Many LGBTQ+ people have suffered from disconnection through the pandemic. Finding and feeling delight can be healing. Many of us are still unable to be physically together, and this commission is intended to bring delight to LGBTQ+ people who are still isolated as well as the wider community.  

We imagine that this short film will primarily be shared via technologies like mobiles and tablets, but we also intend on it being displayed in a physical location or locations later in 2022. We want to ensure the film is accessible, and can support you to make sure it is accessible to deaf people and people with sensory processing issues.

We use the term ‘artist’ to encompass people working in illustration, animation, moving image, and a myriad of other mediums. As long as you can produce something to be experienced digitally then this opportunity is for you. 

This commission is aimed at emerging or mid – career artists identifying as LGBTQIA and is open to artists based in the Midlands or North of England only. 

Commission: 5 days at £250 – £1250.00

Materials or equipment costs covered up to £100 

Timeframe: Final film to be completed by 20 September. 

To apply for this opportunity please send us an email to hello@androandeve.com

Please include

  1. Your name and pronouns
  2. Where you are based. 
  3. Your social media and / or link to website
  4. Links to 2-3 previous examples of your work. 
  5. 100 – 200 words about what ideas you’d like to develop for this commission; responding to the theme of ‘delight’
  6. A brief artist biography

If you have any questions about this opportunity please don’t hesitate to drop us a line. FAQ’s will be posted here as they emerge.

As well as supporting a wide range of artists, our team have lived experiences that enable them to support inclusive practices. We particularly encourage submissions from those currently under-represented within the UK arts sector, including those of Black, Asian or other Global Majority ethnicities, those who have faced socio – economic barriers, those who identify as LGBTQI+ and those who are disabled or neurodiverse.

Deadline for submissions 9am Friday 22 July.


How long should the final film be?

We do not expect the film to be any longer than 7 minutes, and anything between 3 – 7 minutes is what we’re expecting. We’re happy to discuss this further with the artist we commission.

I am based outside of the North of England or the Midlands, can I apply?

Sadly not. This opportunity is only open to creative people and artists based in these regions, in order that we fulfil our mission to celebrate and represent LGBTQ+ people in the region in which we are based.

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