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29th August - 2nd September

Showcase Opportunity

We’re looking for Creatives to showcase their talents at the annual celebration of Mela, the South Asian arts and culture festival.

This year marks the 30th anniversary since the first Mela was held in the UK, taking place in Nottingham in 1988. As part of the 30th anniversary celebrations, New Art Exchange and The Big House are looking for Creatives to perform and deliver workshops on the final day of the festival. The Big House will have a dedicated space to showcase the talent of participants who have engaged with the creative and digital business support project.


We want to hear from any artistic performers, dancers, musicians and creative workshop leaders who are interested in taking part in the opportunity and can demonstrate links to the themes of the festival.  

Applications Details

If you would like to apply to take part in this opportunity, please complete the following questions and your completed application across to Submissions must be received by midnight on Friday 10th August in order to be considered. Please note that you must be available for the full day on Sunday 2nd September in order to take part. We aim to process all submissions and notify applicants of the outcome of submissions by Friday 17th August.

  • Title of performance or workshop
  • Brief description of the performance or workshop content  
  • Audience/who is it aimed at - Outcome from the performance or workshop
  • Timings
  • Fee
  • Materials
  • Links to website and relevant social media accounts

If you have any questions, please email –