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London edition of Tempting Failure puts out open call to artists

This year’s Croydon based performance and noise art festival urges local residents to apply

Tempting Failure has put out an open call for artists involved in live performance, noise, sound and fine art. Presented in Bristol and London since 2012, Tempting Failure is an annual showcase for artwork with a specific focus on the difficult and unexpected – the kind of work that's prone to censorship, declare its organisers. This year’s TF18 is the first edition in its new biennial format and it will take place in the South London borough of Croydon from 9–22 July.

The event sets out to offer a professional platform and support network to local, national and international artists, they continue, and in the process of making it open to all, Tempting Failure sidelines what its organisers see as the often obtuse academic context of art: “Tempting Failure is invested in the support of performance art and noise art, as well as the professional development of artists at all stages of their careers and the education of all.”

The programme features activities for children, masterclasses for professional artists, a programme of talks, advice sessions and mentoring schemes for young people and those with specific issues such as mental health. Deadline for applications is 7 April. More information can be found at their website.