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Fable Network News 22

Updated: May 23, 2021

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Theatre Deli 2021 Residencies

Who is it for? Emerging Artists

Location: London and Sheffield

What’s happening?

Theatre Deli is offering 2 types of residency opportunities for artists looking to develop an idea. The residencies are taking place at both their London and Sheffield venues.

  • They are offering a “Classic” residency which includes 2 weeks of rehearsal space, £500 to go towards the project, and mentoring support. Applications for this residency should meet the theme of Another Now

  • They are also offering their “XL” residency which is specifically for artists that are underrepresented in London and Sheffield. There is no theme to meet for these residencies and on top of the regular “Classic” support, 3 artists on the project will be paid £494 per week.

  • Application forms are available from the website

Deadline: Monday 21st June 2021


Spare Tyre - Tyre Change

Who is it for? Freelance Workshop Facilitators

Location: London

What’s happening?

Spare Tyre is offering a paid training opportunity that they are calling Tyre Change. They are looking for 6 freelance creative practitioners to take part in a workshop skills programme in June 2021. This is with the hope that those who take part, will then join the Spare Tyre freelance facilitation team. Spare Tyre is looking to make their team more representative of their participants and so are keen to hear from practitioners from the following backgrounds:

  • South Asian heritage and Global Ethnic Majority populations

  • Disabled (including hidden and learning disabled)

  • Neurodiverse

  • Bengali speakers

  • Lower socioeconomic backgrounds


  • Non-biary people

Deadline: 10am on Tuesday 25th May


China Plate - First Bite

Who is it for? Theatre Makers based in the Midlands

Location: Midlands

What’s happening?

China Plate is offering 10 artists/companies from the region to be a part of their online micro-festival First Bite taking place in September 2021. It is an opportunity to develop new work and showcase your ideas to audiences and industry. Successful applicants will receive:

  • £700 towards development of the idea

  • A chance to share and pitch your work at the festival

  • Support from China Plate and First Bite partners

  • 2 of the programmed artists will be selected to receive a £3000 commission to further develop their idea. The work will also be presented at the Bite Size Festival taking place at Warwick Arts Centre in April 2022.

Deadline: 10am on Monday 7th June 2021


Oily Cart - Seeking Dramaturg / Writer

Who is it for? Dramaturg/Writer

Location: Online

What’s happening?

Oily Cart is looking for a Dramaturg/Writer to work in collaboration with the Artistic Director of Oily Cart on their next sensory interactive show, ‘The Cart’. Working together you would produce a concept, structure and outline a short script. The piece will be used by teachers in specialist schools, to perform their own sensory shows. The process will largely take place remotely, and will involve working with specialist teachers, a designer, musical director, and Oily Cart company founders. The production and writing period starts this May until the end of July 2021 and the fee is £4160.

Deadline: 5pm on Wednesday 19th May


Imagine If Theatre Seeking Director

Who is it for? Directors

Location: Yorkshire

What’s happening?

Imagine If is looking for a Director to lead on their next outdoor performance “Is Anyone There?”. This will be a public performance which will be performed outside Slung Low in Leeds. The project will be devised with participants from the Phoenix project, which is a resettlement programme for people with convictions. Following the devising process a script will be shaped and will then be performed with Phoenix participants and professional actors. You will also have a professional creative team. This is one of a number of jobs currently available at Imagine If so check out their website!

Deadline:11th June 2021


Told by an Idiot Freelance Practitioners

Who is it for? Practitioners/Project Coordinators

Location: Ipswich, Birmingham, Plymouth, and Derby

What’s happening?

Told by an Idiot is recruiting 2 Freelance Practitioners/Project Coordinators to run a community arts engagement project called Get Happy 21. This is a fixed term contract happening between June and September with a fee of £3,500. The Freelancers will lead the project delivering workshops and mentoring young creatives across multiple communities. The project works with children and young people with special needs and disabilities and their families. In each location the participants will create new elements to the show Get Happy which they will then see performed at the end of the residency. For full details on how the project will work, check out the full pack on their website.

Deadline:12pm on Wednesday 26th May 2021


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