There are lot's of ways to get involved in Moving Parts!
Please note that formal artist submissions are now closed, but we are always interested in receiving work from prospective artists. If you do choose to email us work whilst artist submissions are closed, we still advise formally applying when submissions are open. Email your work to
Applications for volunteers are open! Get a festival show pass, t-shirt and food in exchange for a minimum of 12 hours in volunteering time. Find out more and apply by clicking here.
Our 2019 Scratch Space is fully programmed. Join our mailing list to be the first to receive future opportunities in your inbox.
Made possible through support from Newcastle Gateshead Cultural Venues and City of Dreams, we are able to offer pre-festival internships to North East young people. For more details click here.
We support two North East artists or companies each festival to allow them to develop their craft by attending our masterclasses in making and performance. Find out more here.
We run two competitions as part of each festival - one in stop animation/puppetry films and one in automata/kinetic art. These competitions are now open with a deadline of March 1st 2019. Find out more here.
We commission a stop animation artist to create a short piece using our Moving Parts characters at each festival. There is a £500 fee for the successful artist. Find out more here and how to apply.