There has been a slew of announcements this week from theatre's thanks to some fresh funding being released. With it comes a whole host of new opportunities to get involved with. We picked out some of the best from this week to sink your teeth in to!
Fringe Futures Festival - Submissions
Who is it for? Early and Mid-Career Artists
Location: North and South London
The Vaults and the Pleasance Theatre have teamed up to create the Fringe Futures Festival. Taking place across May and June, the festival will showcase work-in-progress shows from independent performance makers. The festival will be held at the Pleasance Downstairs studio in Islington, and a pop up space on Lower Marsh in Waterloo. Head to the website to get the full details on how to apply and the kinds of work the festival is interested in.
Deadline: 8pm Wednesday 21st April
Who is it for? Writers
The Space’s ScriptSpace is a fantastic resource for writers to get feedback on ‘early draft’ work. You can submit an early draft of a script that is a minimum of 40 pages, or an hour in length, and it will be read by two dedicated readers who will provide a written feedback report. The piece of work should be brand new and hasn’t been workshopped or performed previously. The standard fee is £15 with a low income rate of £5. There are a limited number of bursary places available to submit for free, but this is on a ‘first come first serve basis’.
Deadline: Midnight on Sunday 18th April 2021
Lead and Support Artists with Collective Encounters
Who is it for? Artists interested in Participatory and Social Change Projects
What’s happening? Collective Encounters is looking for artists to support the delivery of a social change project called ‘Where You’re At’. The project is for young adults aged 18-30 who have experience of migration. They are ideally looking for artists based in the North West of England with strong experience in community or participatory theatre, and an excellent understanding of issues facing the migrant community. Any experience working with people whose first language isn’t English is also ideal. The role will oversee all aspects of the delivery as well as devising and recruiting for the project. The fee for the Lead role is £4000 and for the Support Role it’s £1800.
Deadline:17th May 2021 at 5pm
Physical Fest 2021 - DIVE
Who is it for? Anyone with pieces of New Physical based Work
What’s happening? Taking place on the 25th/26th of June the Physical Fest is looking for submissions of new physical based work. The work must be 30 minutes maximum and can’t have been presented in Liverpool before. Submitted productions will be presented as part of the DIVE evening of new work. The festival will pay a performance fee, travel and accommodation.
Deadline: Friday 23rd April 2021 at 5pm
Beth Sitek’s Google Sheet for Alternative Funding
Who is it for? Anyone Seeking Funding for Projects
What’s happening? Beth Sitek (@bethsitek) is an arts producer who has collated a fantastic resource of funders for arts projects. Beth has collated the information from a number of sources online and has put it in a helpful spreadsheet, so check it out if you are looking for alternatives to Arts Council funding. Links: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FUAy0KtNp7MvHynfXVcocWc30iAWqe8_ODZjMbfWwqc/edit#gid=0
Theatre Centre - Future Makers Think Tank
Who is it for? Freelancers
What’s happening? Theatre Centre is running a programme called the Future Makers Think Tank. The project will see artists collaborating with teachers in Secondary Schools to help develop sustainable and accessible ways of working in the future. Theatre Centre is currently welcoming Expressions of Interest for the project. They will be holding an Artist Drop In zoom session on the 15th April if you have more questions about the project. Check their website on how to receive the link for that. The fee is £5,000 based on 20 days work.
Deadline: Monday 19th April at 5pm
Theatre Hullabaloo - Little Wonders Commission
Who is it for? Artists interested in Making work for Children
Location: Event takes place in Darlington - South Park
What’s happening? Little Wonders is a commissioning scheme to create an artwork or a “happening” as part of Hullabaloo in the Park. What you propose could be a game, a walk-about performance, or anything you think will inspire families as they engage with the space. There is no theme so you can pitch what you like but they are always interested in things that primarily engage children. Selected pieces will receive either £3000 or £6000 to bring their idea to life. They will also receive additional support from Theatre Hullabaloo. Deadline: Thursday 15th April at 12pm
Regents Open Air Freelance Associate Roles in Lighting, Sound, Movement, and Voice
Who is it for? Artists with Professional Experience in Lighting, Sound, Movement, and Voice roles
What’s happening? As part of their new season Regents Open air are offering Associate roles in Lighting, Sound, Movement, and Voice. Successful candidates will collaborate on the productions of Romeo and Juliet and/or Carousel. You will be mentored by the lead creatives of your particular discipline and be supported by the team. You will attend some rehearsals, productions meetings, technical rehearsals, previews and the press performances. Applicants must have a minimum of three professional credits so this is great for those looking to move into larger scale work.
Deadline: Tuesday 20th April at 10am