Fable Network News 23

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Frozen Light Theatre - Paid Training and Performance


Who is it for? Artists interested in developing sensory, immersive and accessible work

Location: London / Kent


What’s happening?

  • Frozen Light specialise in creating multi-sensory touring theatre for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and complex needs; and they are seeking performers to take part in a week of paid training with them in preparation for their next project: “Night Out In Nature.”

  • Artists who take part in the training will then be given the opportunity to perform in the show as part of a rotating cast to help bring the installation to life on tour.

  • The fee is £120 per day for both each day of the training (£600 total for the week) and also each day of touring. Accommodation and meals will also be provided during the residency week.

  • The Audition workshop is taking place on Monday June 21st, see their information pack for full details on the production.

Deadline: Thursday 10th June

Links: https://www.frozenlighttheatre.com/workwithus


Box of Tricks - Associate Artist Call Out


Who is it for? Offstage Artists based in the North with minimum 3-5 years experience

Location: Manchester


What’s happening?

  • Box of Tricks is on the look out for three new associate artists - a lighting designer, a sound designer and a movement director to join them in a year-long attachment as they explore how to champion offstage talent.

  • Each associate will be embedded within the company and given agency to establish their own creative journey and support the company’s professional development programme. They will have the opportunity to develop specific aspects of their own creative practice as well as explore the needs of the wider creative community of offstage artists across the North.

  • This attachment is designed to work alongside other creative commitments, so each Associate will be paid a fee of £2000 for the year-long attachment (envisaged as around 15-20 days’ work across the year).

Deadline: Friday 4th June

Links: https://boxoftrickstheatre.co.uk/news/call-out-for-new-associate-artists/


The Space R&D Digital Support


Who is it for? Arts and cultural organisations based in England

Location: England (Online)


What’s happening?

  • The Space has opened a new round of commissioning for England-based cultural organisations to apply for up to £9000 in digital R&D commissions to develop a creative digital project for online audiences. This can be a video or audio project, or an interactive or immersive online experience.

  • Successful applicants will also receive support from The Space in areas such as digital production, content distribution, audience development and online rights.

  • Successful applicants will be notified by 17th September 2021 and each of the 20 commissioned projects should be able to be published by the end of March 2022.

  • Another round of commissioning will also be launched in early 2022 for projects to be published in December of that year.

Deadline: Midday Thursday 8th July

Links: https://www.thespace.org/commissioning


The Core at Corby Cube - Paid VR Project


Who is it for? Actors interested in VR

Location: Corby


What’s happening?

  • The Core at Corby Cube are hosting a digital festival in Autumn 2021 and are currently casting for 4 performers to take part in a virtual reality project: “Thinking 360”. 5 x ten minute plays that will be filmed in 360 degrees and experienced by audiences through VR.

  • Performers may need to appear in 2 or more of the plays. They are looking for performers that fit the following castings:

  • Male 30’s/40’s

  • Male 20’s/30’s

  • Female 20’s/30’s

  • Female 70’s

  • Performers will have a rolling rota during the filming period from the 14th to the 23rd June with no more than 5 full days of in person working required across that period for a fee of £550 including expenses.

Deadline: End of the week (scripts issued to successful applicants on June 2nd)

Links: https://www.thecorecorby.com/news/paid-opportunity-actors/?fbclid=IwAR1-B0fA-GZv2swMuJPOxV_HgDAu8N8076MMGqKUsf8PTBxMUNcgFXFcRUg


Artist wanted for Dropped Tea Theatre


Who is it for? Artist with lived experience of Camberwell and Peckham

Location: Peckham, London


What’s happening?


Dropped Tea Theatre are looking for an artist who has lived experience of Peckham and Camberwell. The artist can practice any discipline and no experience in the arts is necessary. You just need to have something to say about the area. The outcome of the project will take place on the 11th and 12th September. The full time commitment is expected to be around 5 days, and there is a £500 fee for this. To apply you need to send a snippet of your work and a paragraph about your relationship to the area. Head to the link to get the full details on where to send it.


Deadline: 5pm on Tuesday 25th May

Links: https://www.droppedtea.com/upcoming


Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme


Who is it for? Emerging Theatre Directors

Location: Leicester, Derby, Newcastle


What’s happening?


The RTYDS is pairing up early career directors with theatre venues for paid 18-month residencies as resident assistant directors. This is a major opportunity to build connections and develop your skills. Each residency differs depending on the venue. The venues on offer this year are:

  • The Curve in Leicester

  • Derby Theatre

  • Live and Northern Stage partnership in Newcastle

There are 4 positions available and one position will go to a Deaf or disabled director. There is no age limit on who can apply but you should have over 18 months of professional experience and be in the early stages of your career. At the moment the programme is accepting expressions of interest, from which 100 will be invited to write a full application which they will be paid for. For full details on how the application process will work and further details, do go and check the website.


Deadline: Noon on Monday 14th June

Links: https://www.rtyds.co.uk/18-month-theatre-director-residency/




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