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Fable Network News 16

Slowly the opportunities are starting to open up for in-person work, and we are incredibly excited for it! Check out this weeks news to find some of the best new opportunities!

Big thanks this week as well to Christina Poulton who sent us the news of her workshops! If you have your own news, please do let us know so we can share it with the Fable Network.

Have a great week!

The Headlines

Blast Theory - Kickstart Placements

Who is it for?18-24 year olds who want to start a career in the arts and are at risk of long-term unemployment.

Location: Sussex

What’s happening?

  • Blast Theory are offering a series of Kickstart placements to 18-24 year olds who are at risk of long-term unemployment, but want to start a career in the arts.

  • Each placement is 25 hours per week for 6 months, paid at the Real Living Wage rate. However, if you are eligible, you must be referred to Blast Theory by your work coach at Job Centre Plus.

  • Blast Theory will tailor your role on the placement around your own interests and experience.

Deadline: Monday 5th April


Half Moon - Trainee Producer

Who is it for? Early-career producers

Location: London

What’s happening?

  • Half Moon are seeking a Trainee TYA producer/programmer to work on “Narrative of Empathy and Resilience”, an artform development programme to engage a diverse range of freelance artists to explore issues emerging from the pandemic.

  • The successful applicant will take on the administration, coordination and social media engagement of the programme, with some participation in script development/devising sessions and rehearsals.

  • Applicants should be in the early stages of their career, who wish to develop their knowledge of producing and programming work for young audiences.

Deadline: Wednesday 31st March


Iris Theatre - StartDirecting

Who is it for? People with no formal or vocational director training

Location: London (and Online)

What’s happening?

  • Iris Theatre are running a FREE entry-level programme over 8 months (May-December) to support four people who want to start a career in directing.

  • This will be facilitated through regular sessions curated and hosted by Iris’ Artistic Director Paul-Ryan Carberry.

  • Participants will also be given the opportunity to be placed as Assistant Directors across Iris’ Summer Festival and Winter Season.

Deadline: Saturday 3rd April - 6pm


Christina Poulton Organisation & Funding Workshops

Who is it for? Those looking for training in how to set up a company, or who needs help writing funding applications

Location: Online

What’s happening?

Christina Poulton is running workshops for artists looking to hone their company organisation skills. The first workshop is about setting up an arts organisation - equipping you with the skills to get you started. Then Christina is running a two part workshop on writing funding applications, for those new to them, or for artists looking to develop their skills.

Time: Setting Up An Organisation: April 15th 10am - 1pm Writing Funding Bids: April 22nd 10am - 11.30am & April 29th 10am - 1pm


Setting Up an Arts Organisation: Writing Funding Bids:

Vault Festival - 3 Opportunities

Who is it for? Early career artists / writers / directors

Location: London

What’s happening?

Vault have 3 different opportunities for artistic development:

  • Vault 5 - a 9 month mentorship programme that offers early and mid-career artists and live-performance makers a unique opportunity to hone their skills, expand their reach, and forge connections that will help elevate their careers.

  • New Writers Programme - An 8 week practical course for prospective writers who have never had a full-length play staged, or received any formal writing training. The course starts on Saturday 22nd May and culminates in a professionally produced showcase performance on Sunday 11th July.

  • New Directors Programme - An 8 week practical course that works in conjunction with the New Writers Programme, culminating in each participant directing an excerpt from one of the New Writers’ plays. Also running 22nd May - 11th July.


Vault 5 - Applications due to open in Mid-April, but you can fill out an EOI to be contacted by Vault once they open. New Writers / Directors - Wednesday 14th April


FMTW + National Theatre - Free Workshops

Who is it for? Freelancers

Location: London

What’s happening?

  • Freelancers Make Theatre Work have teamed up with the National Theatre to deliver a series of 10 free in-person socially distanced workshops for freelancers.

  • The workshops will be held at the National from 12-16th April and will cover a range of subjects from design, playwriting, digitising work and much more.

  • Due to limited capacity, there is a ballot being held for slots in each session, so enter the ballot to be in with a chance of winning a free workshop.

Deadline: Ballot closes Tuesday 30th March


Camberwell Arts Festival Micro-Commissions

Who is it for? Artists working across all disciplines

Location: London

What’s happening?

  • Camberwell Arts Festival returns this year, running from 19th-27th June 2021.

  • They are looking to commission art pieces and exhibitions that respond to the theme Inside Out to help local residents overcome the negative effects of the pandemic and isolation.

  • The total budget for each commissioned piece is £250, including all fees, materials and expenses, as well as installation and removal costs.

  • They also have an extra £100 micro-commission for a 3D exhibit to be placed at Denmark Hill Station for the month of June in response to the themes of Inside Out and Network Rail’s STEAM theme.

Deadline:12th April 2021


Invisible Circus - Call out to meet new artists

Who is it for? Circus / Cabaret performers

Location: Bristol / UKWhat’s happening?

  • The Invisible Circus have a few projects that will be making their way “above ground” this year, and as such are looking to meet new artists for performance opportunities, collaborations and to inspire future ideas.

  • They initially want to get to know people, with the idea of connecting with projects and people as they evolve in due course.

  • Complete the Google Form to reach out to them and let them know what kind of performance you can do.

Deadline:1st April 2021


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