MicroWIP @ TheHAT

MicroWIP @ TheHAT

Ticket Required
January 25, 2024
Historic Asolo Theater
$10/ $5 Members

MicroWIP Open Call!

Calling all Culture Coast performance makers! MicroWIP is Sarasota’s work-in-progress micro-show. Four local creatives will be chosen to present 10-minute-max works-in-progress for a live audience of performance lovers. Applications are now open!

Be a part of our MicroWIP cohort and apply today!

WHAT: MicroWIP is an open, interdisciplinary work-in-progress (WIP) showcase for emerging and established performance artists in the Sarasota, Manatee County areas. Selected artists will receive a $500 stipend, and a low-tech presentation of your WIP @theHAT.

WHO: We encourage working performing artists of different disciplines to apply. Lead artists must reside in Sarasota or Manatee Counties and cannot be students.

WHY: Presenting a WIP is an informal way for artists to experiment with new ideas. Getting new work in front of an audience is an important part of the creative cycle and gives audiences an insight into the creative process.


  • August 1st - call opens
  • September 11th - deadline to request feedback
  • September 29th – application deadline
  • October 1st - successful candidates notified
  • January 25th - tech rehearsals
  • January 26th – MicroWIP performances @theHAT


All applicants must:

  • Complete the application process by September 29th
  • Be available to show work live on January 26th and attend tech rehearsal on the 25th
  • Be at least 18 years of age and currently reside in Sarasota or Manatee Counties
  • Must not be a studentBegin by completing this online application

Selection Process

Applications are evaluated based on articulation of artistic goals, need and curating a balanced evening that highlights diverse voices. Applications will be reviewed by local artists and Ringling staff.

Feedback on applications is available before September 11th. Please email [email protected] with the subject line “MicroWIP: Questions enclosed”.