Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you based?
We are based in Nottingham U.K.
Little Wolf Parade is interested in finding exciting and interesting locations, venues, site-specific wonders in, around this City. We feel Nottingham is a culturally and historically rich place to live. We want to highlight some of our wonderful heritage and sites within Nottinghamshire, whilst alongside showcasing local, national and international artwork.
Why did you all set up Little Wolf Parade?
Little Wolf Parade nods it’s collective head of appreciation towards the rich history of Past and Present Performance Art practitioners, festivals and organisations based in Nottingham and the world.
We aim to introduce people not as familiar with Performance Art in a safe environment, as well as providing space for exploration for artists. Bringing a diverse voice, where the public can contribute their say to the discussions artists lead.
What kind of Artwork will I see at a Little Wolf Parade event?
Whilst this is predominantly a Performance Art event, we support all types of creative people.
We believe in inclusion and embracing the skills of others. We believe in nurturing artists of all levels of their careers, along side giving the individual unsure of their creative place a chance to do some exploration. For example in our first LWP event we had illustrators and set designers that worked with outreach groups to create the stages and props around the space.
I don’t make Performance Art, can I still apply?
Yes, we will always seek to programme a mixture of artists.
A space where Live Art and Performance Art can be sited alongside Illustrators, Poets, Dancers, Set designers, Cabaret, Physical theatre, Video/Film, Graffiti artists, Designers, Sculptors, Sound/Noise Artists, Comedy acts, to urban gardeners and those that do not always fit neatly into a category box.
Sometimes artists keep to their own groups and don’t venture out to see other art forms; this can become slightly insular and self-fulfilling. At LWP we aim to bring people together, to see all types of creativity.
Will I have to participate in the art?
If you are required to participate, you will be asked. No one is forced to do anything they do not wish to. You will be informed.
Little Wolf Parade makes viewing temporary artwork, a more active experience. Where audience members, observing the delights for your eye passively, are already a part of the Art Work without realising it – just by being present with us.
Are all the events over 18 only?
The first event was over 18’s only as it was a venue serving alcohol, aimed at an older audience. The challenge was to encourage adults who would usually exclusively go to a music gig or club, to engage with an arts cross over event.
The second event was in a public domain of Market square, so had to be family friendly. The overall aim was to give people not as failure with going to a gallery or theatre, a different experience.
Both these events reached diversely different audiences. Everything LWP does is thoroughly thought threw and carefully considered, responsibly. When restrictions such as age are given and we want to explore the public space, we see this as a challenge to be smart with the brief and find ways to showcase the message for all.
In the over 18 events we ensure people are informed to make their own decisions on what they see. Some of the more challenging artwork should therefore have an age limit on it. This does not mean all Performance Art/Live Art is inappropriate.
Will the artwork involve anything that will scare me?
Little Wolf Parade believes that artists should not be censored and we embrace the freedom for artists to express themselves. We will not shy away from the difficult to digest artwork, the political opinions, nor any artist’s own vision. Art is not always shocking for shocks sake, there is often a theory or reason to why an artist would do particular acts.
Questions are always the start, even if we do not always find the answers.
You will always be in a safe space and our team can answer any questions if you are unsure. You are free to move through the spaces and find the artwork that you want to experience. We do a thorough health and safety check prior to the event; to ensure you all have a grand event.
How can I get involved?
We will post here and on our many media links below when we are having open submissions.
You can also contact us and tell us about your work at our email and we will try and get back to you asap.
You are also welcome to come to the events I’m Not From London puts on and say hello, we’ll be the one’s dancing around letting our hair down!