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Fable Network News 17

Welcome to April! Spring is starting to spring and we hope you are enjoying your long weekend! Another round of opportunities are still right here waiting for you. So enjoy that bank holiday safe in the comfort that there are opportunities ready to go!

Good luck!

The Headlines

Oxford Playhouse - Resident Director & Producer Openings

Who is it for? Early-career Theatre Makers

Location: Oxford

What’s happening?

  • Oxford Playhouse are working in partnership with Magdalen College School in Oxford to create two full-time positions for early-career theatre makers.

  • The Resident Director will work across the year with students of all ages, leading the weekly Theatre Academy sessions, devising and delivering a broad range of skills development workshops, they will direct at least three of the school’s productions over the year as well as potentially taking a Sixth Form cast to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

  • The Resident Producer will be responsible for producing and coordinating the delivery of all school productions, including managing and motivating students throughout the process. They will also play a key role in overseeing pupils interested in Technical Theatre.

Deadline: Friday 30th April


Tide Changers Development Programme

Who is it for? Artists under 30 with Thames/Water-themed projects

Location: London

What’s happening?

  • Thames Festival Trust have launched their Tide Changers Programme to help three artists shape, develop and deliver River Thames-focussed projects, with seed money, marketing and development sessions.

  • Artists will receive:

  • A marketing package worth £2000

  • Development/support meetings and mentoring sessions with the Thames Festival Trust team

  • A small financial pot of £500

  • To apply you must have a River Thames themed project in development that is being planned to take place in September 2021.

Deadline: Friday 16th April


Multiple Roles with Half Moon

Who is it for? Artists from a range of disciplines at all stages of their careers

Location: London

What’s happening?

  • In conjunction with the Trainee Producer role we covered last week, Half Moon are now seeking another 17 artists from a range of disciplines and backgrounds to join their Narrative of Empathy and Resilience programme.

  • Artists should have an interest in creating theatre for young audiences as Half Moon attempts to redress the balance of under-represented artists working in the TYA sector.

  • Half Moon are seeking:

  • Designer x 2

  • Composer / Sound Designer x 2

  • Writer x 4

  • Spoken Word Artist / Poet x 3

  • Assistant Director x 3

  • Trainee Dramaturg (Spoken Word Poetry) x 1

  • Specialist Performer / Artist x 2 (i.e. puppetry, clowning, Kathak, hip-hop, DJ etc)

Deadline: Monday 19th April


London Performance Studio - Seed Space

Who is it for? Any artists / company / collective in need of rehearsal space

Location: London

What’s happening?

  • London Performance Studios are offering 100 free space bursaries across the next 18 months of 1-3 weeks of free space in their South Bermondsey rehearsal rooms.

  • The space may be used in any way that may be proven to benefit the artist, whether that be an R+D, rehearsals, exhibitions or public sharings.

  • Artists will receive access to 190m2 rehearsal space, kitchen, breakout room and fully-equipped workshop as well as receiving professional and dramaturgical support.

  • They have no specific end outputs for projects, only that visiting companies write a short report at the end of their bursary detailing what they have achieved.

Deadline: Monday 26th April


Chartered Institute of Fundraising - Mentoring Programme

Who is it for? Early Career Fundraisers

Location: England

What’s happening?

This is a mentoring opportunity for early career fundraisers to be paired up with a mentor to help their professional development. Mentors have previously come from places such as the Royal Opera House, National Theatre, The Lowry and more. You would meet with your mentor at least once every other month over the course of a year. The meetings will be about helping you to meet your specific professional development goals. Make sure you check the guidance to make sure you fit the eligibility criteria, and are available for all of the key dates they indicate.

Deadline: Monday 24th May


Stanley Arts Casting Call Out

Who is it for? London-Based Actors

Location: London

What’s happening?

  • Stanley Arts in South Norwood are looking to cast two actors for a new immersive street theatre production called Gustav’s Time Travelling Treasure Hunt. They are looking to cast the following roles:

  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor - 20th century Black British-African composer from Croydon. Male-identifying, playing age 25-30 with some musical ability.

  • Gustav - The time-travelling goat. Male-identifying, any playing age, must be comfortable with improvisation and working with audiences of all ages.

  • The treasure hunt will run for 3 days from 1st-3rd of May with multiple staggered performance times each day (approx every 10 minutes.) With a performance fee of £14 per hour for roughly £100 per day.

Deadline: ASAP

Email: Katherine Pegler


Who is it for?16-25 year olds

Location: Online

What’s happening?

  • The National Student Drama Festival is launching a totally free curated online hub for young artists and companies to display their work so it can be seen year-round, nationwide.

  • It will be a free resource for companies to submit to, and free for audiences to watch. This might be a good resource to use if you are wanting your work to be seen by directors, programmers or other collaborators.

  • NSDF HUB will open in May, but they are accepting submissions of work now.

Deadline: N/A


Immersive Artist / Facilitator wanted for School Residency with ARCADE & KIT Theatre

Who is it for?: Immersive Artist / Facilitator with experience working with disabled children or young people

Location: Scarborough

What’s happening?

Working at Springhead SEND School, KIT Theatre and Arcade are looking for an artist to collaborate on an immersive residency. The school has a diverse range of pupils with a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities. The artist will work alongside the students, teachers, and other artists to come to the aid of a lost Olympian time traveller! This is a week-long residency taking place from June 28th and the fee is £1,400. They are looking for an artist with a wide range of skills, and are keen to hear from artists that believe they have skills relevant to the project.

Deadline: 9am on April 12th


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