Submission Guidelines for Totally Thames

Submit your ideas!

  • We welcome artists and arts organisations in any artform including performance, visual arts, digital and film.
  • We are also looking for heritage, community and river activities.
  • All work must relate to the river, waterways or sustainability.
  • Need a riverside location? We may be able to help. We have collaborated in the past with many unique river and riverside venues/locations. Please note that we can’t guarantee to provide you with a venue. You are welcome to apply with a venue already secured.
  • Need funding? We are not a funding body, however for selected groups, we provide Seed Funds of up to £1000 to help cover costs. We are particularly interested in theatre, dance, music, visual arts and spoken word. Apply to our seed money here.
  • Selected projects will be integrated within our Totally Thames programme. These events benefit from marketing support.
  • We do not charge a registration fee. It is completely free to take part.
  • You must apply by Friday 29 March 2024 to be a participant in our 2024 programme.
  • Check out a selection of our past events.


We’re looking for projects which:

  • Have the river at its heart. We are particularly interested in climate change and sustainability-themed work.
  • Have funding in place or has a realistic funding plan.
  • Have a digital dimension (an aspect of the work which has been specifically created for our online platforms).
  • Takes place in London on or around the Thames between 1 - 30 September 2024.


If you are selected, and prior to us promoting your work, you will be expected to provide us with:

  • All appropriate licenses and permissions.
  • Public Liability insurance.
  • A Risk Assessment.
  • A PRS form submitted by you for any live music component.


If you are interested in taking part, apply below by Friday 29 March 2024 with a completed equal opportunities form.

Got the start of an idea and want to chat things through? We are holding one-to-one chats the week commencing 26th February, to book a slot contact Annabel below. 

Totally Thames 2024: Seed Fund Programme

Are you an artist or art collective developing a River Thames, waterway, or sustainability themed project? Do you want extra support from us to take part in Totally Thames 2024?

Apply here

Got a Question? Give Us a Bell!

Annabel Taylor-Munt

Totally Thames Programme Manager

Annabel completed her Degree in Design at Goldsmiths University of London, before going on to receive various grants to write and produce moving image work. Taking a keen interest in community-focused projects and local history she joined the Thames Festival Team as an intern in the heritage department before becoming the Totally Thames Programme Manager.

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Event Title

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Digital Element

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Please indicate here that your activity has no funding requirements. If the funding is not yet secured please indicate what stage you are at. Please note we are not able to include events that are not funded by the time we announce the full programme.

I have read the submission guidance notes

This needs to be submitted with a completed application form, risk assessment and equal opportunities form. Please email Annabel if you would like to schedule a call to talk through any elements of the application.

Banner Photo Credit

Event: Climate Cabaret | Photo: Mike Longhurst