Domestic II Call for Proposals - now closed

AS MUCH AS WE APPRECIATE YOUR ENTHUSIASM, THE DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS WAS 10 JULY.  We had 101 and can't accept any more!

Autumn 2013 saw a series of intimate interactions, homely conversations + domestic dramas played out in a block of flats, still inhabited but in the midst of major refurbishment.

Domestic hosted 7 pieces over 10 days by artists including the vacuum cleaner, Jo Bannon and Fergus J Evans – and work ranging from an immersive environment in a garage, to a solo naked shower piece and a woman’s story of domestic despair atop a quarter of a tonne of potatoes...

Fantastic use of the domestic space... This building in its changing state is just perfect for art to happen in.  Audience feedback, Domestic

In Autumn 2015, Domestic II will be unleashed on a new tower block in a new location somewhere in the Manchester conurbation. This time uninhabited, but definitely mid-refurbishment, we will be occupying a space in transition: not quite a building-site, not quite a home...

Domestic II is now calling for artists working in live art, contemporary performance, time-based media and interdisciplinary arts to submit proposals for small pieces of live work to occupy one floor of this tower block - for one day - for an audience that can roam the floor ‘gallery-style’. 

Installation, durational and intimate performance work will lend themselves most easily to the environment.  

We are looking for pieces than can work with the building itself – essentially issue-led and socially engaged practice able to respond to its environment – be it a derelict bathroom, a stripped bare living room, a dingy corridor or a crumbling kitchen.

It will be rough, it will be low-tech, it will be unpredictable!

The building itself is a work in progress, so the spaces themselves will be a bit of an adventure...

We envisage spaces will range from completely gutted flats, through semi-stripped spaces with original walls and kitchen/bathroom fixtures in situ, to almost finished refurbished flats.

WHEN:                    Saturday 26 September 2015 (from 12noon to approx 6pm)

WHERE:                  TBC M3 postcode

WHO:                       Domestic is…

Presented by Word of Warning. Produced by hÅb. Supported by Arts Council England, Manchester City Council, The Guinness Partnership + City Response Limited.

Honorarium/expenses (£2-300 per piece) to be negotiated on an individual basis. Please include outline budget with your proposal. For projects needing significantly more money, please contact info@habarts.org to talk feasibility through first.

Deadline – Friday, 10 July 2015, 5pm

To apply -  Please download the information below then complete a proposal form 

(https://habarts.wufoo.eu/forms/domestic-ii-proposal-form/)

DIY 12: 2015 Call for Proposals

DIY 12: 2015 – Call for Proposals

Deadline for proposals: 12noon Thursday 9th April 2015.

This DIY was a really powerful experience for me; the sensitivity and openness of the artists enabled us to have in depth discussions of a level that I have not had the opportunity to experience since my DIY10. Thank you LADA for encouraging these developmental events, which enable artists to really grow from working with each other in a supportive environment.
Geraldine Pilgrim, A World of Their Own, Lead Artist, DIY 11

This was an amazing experience and ultimately I feel spending a short and intensive period of time with these fellow artists has enriched my practice.                                                                          Harold Offeh, Lead Artist of Call + Response, DIY11

DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual training and professional development projects for other artists.

 

We want to hear from you if have an idea for an exciting, innovative and idiosyncratic Live Art professional development project that offers something new and is geared to the eclectic and often unusual needs of artists whose practices are grounded in challenging and unconventional approaches, forms and concepts.

 

We are planning to support 20 DIY projects that will take place across the UK between July and November 2015. In a 50% increase on previous years each project in 2015 will receive £1,500 support.

 

DIY projects may take any form, and can be loosely or rigorously focused on an idea or theme of your choosing. However, we also welcome proposals that specifically respond to one of the following themes. Six of the 20 DIY projects will be selected according to these opportunities:

1. Live Art and Restock Rethink Reflect

2. Live Art and Money

3. Live Art and Sound and Music

4. Live Art and National Theatre Studio

5. Live Art and the Cultural Mix

6. Live Art and Collaboration

7. Live Art and Unlimited

 

Please see the full Call for Proposals for more information on these specific opportunities.

 

DIY 12 is a Live Art Development Agency initiative developed in collaboration with the following partners: Artsadmin (national), Chelsea Theatre (London), Colchester Arts Centre, Compass Live Art (Yorkshire), Contact Manchester, Create Ireland, Folkestone FringehÅb (Manchester), Heart of Glass (St Helens), Home Live Art (national),  Live at LICA (North West), National Theatre Studio (London), Norwich Arts Centre, Sound and Music (national), STUN (Manchester), Unlimited (national), and Warrington Arts Festival

 

Projects will be specifically based in and/or stimulating and benefiting artists from the regions noted above. Projects may also be developed in collaboration with the DIY partner organisations in those regions.

 

More information, including online application process, at:

http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/opportunities/diy-12-2015-call-for-proposals

 

 

Tamsin Drury
Director, hÅb & Word of Warning

tamsin@habarts.org

hÅb, ℅ Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA
+44 (0)161 232 6086
+44 (0)781 369 3862

www.wordofwarning.org
www.habarts.org

warnmcr: it's queer up north..?!

Word of Warning...
Ouch... sorry for the pun (for those of us old enough to get it) but with the launch of Queer Contact,  Word of Warning's Spring Programme is also now officially underway with Sister... and in general it feels like Spring is in full swing, with a truly hectic ten days. 

Whilst Sister is fully booked, tonight and tomorrow (Fri 6 + Sat 7) you can still see Eggs Collective Get A Round at Contact, David Shearing & Company's The Weather Machine at Stage@Leeds or Friend + Foe's Lost Minutes at the Unity, Liverpool.

Next week, Queer Contact continues, on Wed 11 + Thu 12 Feb with Shortcuts, a double bill featuring Tom Marshman's Botox Party  + Ashley Knowles's Rage On The Dancefloor followed by Kate O'Donnell's Big Girl's Blouse, while the Lowry joins in with Fergus Evans's Rove on Fri 13 + Sat 14 Feb.  Also in Manchester, CFCCA (formerly Chinese Arts Centre) has Call + Response: Chinese Whispers on Wed 11 Feb.

Further afield, on Tue 10 + Wed 11 Feb in Crewe, Axis Arts Centre hosts Reckless Sleepers' Negative Space and in Liverpool, Unity has Theatre Ad Infinitum's Light.

In two rare appearances in this post, Bolton Octagon has Sophie Willan's The Novice Detective also on Wed 11 Feb; while Bury Met has Tmesis Theatre's That's Amore on Thu 12 Feb. 

Further North, Live at LICA is also at the Duke's Playhouse, Lancaster with Chris Thorpe + Hannah Walker's I Wish I Was Lonely on Fri 13 Feb; and looking east, Bradford's Theatre in the Mill has Rebecca Atkinson-Lord's Sunday Lunch Project, strangely enough on Sun 15 Feb.

Unbelievably the following week is half-term and things go quiet again, though you can catch Mammalian Diving Reflex at Contact, and Clod Ensemble in Lancaster - but make the most of the lull as the last week of February through most of March are truly frantic!

I, meanwhile, am heading south to Bristol for In Between Time IBT15 (12-15 Feb), so there's a chance this mail will have an enforced break if I can't find a moment to write it!

best

Tamsin



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Word of Warning
Performance Programme Spring 2015


Thu 5 — Sat 7 Feb, 7.30pm. £13/7 | Queer Contact
SISTER
Amy + Rosana Cade

Tue 24 Feb, 7.30pm. £12/10 | The Lowry | Double Bill
HORSE | WHOAAAAA STEADY!
Leentje Van de Cruys | University of Salford

Wed 25 Feb, 8pm. £19 | The Lowry
CUCKOOED
Mark Thomas

Sat 28 Feb, 12noon-4pm. Free | Z-arts
HAPHAZARD
A free day out for the curious of all ages.

4 — 25 Mar (Wed-Sun only), 12noon-7.30pm | SICK! Festival (venue tbc)
HUNT & DARTON CAFE
A fully functioning café blending art with the everyday.

Fri 27 + Sat 28 Mar, 7.30pm. £9/5, two nights £11/6 | Contact
TURN 2015
A micro-festival of new dance.
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Compass Freelance Commission

Compass Live Art
Freelance Commission
Artist-led Professional Development Programme

We are looking to expand our team to include a practising artist, curator or other creative freelancer to design and deliver a 12 month programme of professional development events and activities, informed both by their own practice and Compass’ core aims.

Full details available here: 

 

Conversations welcome: 0113 345 4949 or info@compassliveart.org.uk
Closing date 5.00pm 18th February 2015. 
Interviews in Leeds on 26th February 2015

Deadline extended! Trainee Project Manager Paid Internship (6 months) with hÅb/Word of Warning (Feb 2015)

Trainee Project Manager Paid Internship (6 months) with hÅb/Word of Warning

hÅb is recruiting an intern to work with us on all areas of activity for a 6 month period from mid February 2015, 30 hrs per week (£14,144 pro rata).

hÅb specialises in the development,  production and presentation of live art and contemporary performance and the curation of site specific live art festivals.  It runs a series of artist development projects and a public programme Word of Warning.

The nature of the organisation dictates the need for a wide skill-base, with a team of 2 (one full time and one part-time) dealing with all areas from programming to finance, technical to marketing.  This internship is therefore ideal for someone wishing to develop a wide range of arts experience and to try out a number of more specialist areas. 

Criteria:

This paid internship has been created as part of the Creative Employment Programme. The Creative Employment Programme is an Arts Council England fund to support the creation of traineeships, formal apprenticeship and paid internship  opportunities in England for unemployed young people wishing to pursue a career in the arts and cultural sector. 

You can find out more at: http://creative-employment.co.uk/the-creative-employment-programme

There are certain criteria you must meet in order to be eligible to apply for a Creative Employment Programme funded internship. At the time of applying you must be aged 18 to 24 years old and you must be registered as unemployed with Jobcentre Plus. 

Applications  will only be considered from people permanently resident within the boundaries of the City of Manchester.    To check  that you are resident within the area covered by Manchester City Council, you can see which ward you live in here: http://www.manchester.gov.uk/councillors

If you wish to apply for this position please contact your local Jobcentre Plus office and quote reference: FTS/163895.

hÅb (Habarts Limited) is an equal opportunities employer, who is actively seeking to employ people currently under-represented in the creative and cultural sector. This includes young people, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities

Job Description:

To assist in planing and delivering a series of contemporary live projects, ranging from performance platforms to a site-specific mini-festival.  

In addition you may also be required to work across other areas including project administration, marketing, technical, front of house and design.  

Duties:

Under supervision, to undertake:

•   Correspondence with artists

•   Scheduling and planning, including technical

•   Creation/distribution of publicity materials – written and visual

•   Front of house + box office management and stewarding

•   Data capture and processing 

The Trainee Project Manager may, at times be required to represent the organisation at meetings with partners and stakeholders.

Person Specification:

Essential:

•   Some experience working on arts projects in a professional or voluntary/amateur capacity

•   Computer literate

•   Some money handling experience

•   Interest in/understanding of live art, contemporary performance and theatre.

•   Excellent communication skills – written and verbal

•   Excellent customer facing skills

•   Ability to word independently and within a team.

•   Ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure

•   Ability to work flexible hours to include evening and weekend working

•   GCSE English and Maths, grade C or above or its equivalent

 

Desirable:

•   Educated to degree level, BA Hons 

•   Driving Licence

•   1 year experience of working on arts projects in a professional capacity.

•   Experience of working with professional artists.

•   Customer facing work experience

•   Experience of both PC and Mac, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Filemaker Pro

•   Experience of co-ordinating arts events and projects

•   Some knowledge/experience of technical theatre.

•   Documentation skills including photography and video filming and editing.

•   An understanding of site specific performance, including liaison with Authorities and technical planning, health and safety and risk assessment.

•   Good knowledge of artists and arts organisations working in the region

•   Basic web design skills

•   Basic graphic design skills

 

To apply:

Contact your local Jobcentre Plus office and quote the following reference: FTS/163895.

CV and letter of application stating experience and interests will be required.

The letter of application is key and an opportunity for you to:

•   Demonstrate your interest in the specific artform

•   Showcase your experience and abilities

•   Demonstrate your written communication skills. 

Deadline:     30 January 2015

Interviews:  6 Feb 2015

Start date:   ASAP w/c 9 or 15 February 2015


Trainee Project Manager Paid Internship (6 months) with hÅb/Word of Warning from Feb 2015.

Trainee Project Manager Paid Internship (6 months) with hÅb/Word of Warning

hÅb is recruiting an intern to work with us on all areas of activity for a 6 month period from early February 2015, 30 hrs per week (£14,144 pro rata).

hÅb specialises in the development,  production and presentation of live art and contemporary performance and the curation of site specific live art festivals.  It runs a series of artist development projects and a public programme Word of Warning.

The nature of the organisation dictates the need for a wide skill-base, with a team of 2 (one full time and one part-time) dealing with all areas from programming to finance, technical to marketing.  This internship is therefore ideal for someone wishing to develop a wide range of arts experience and to try out a number of more specialist areas. 

Criteria:

This paid internship has been created as part of the Creative Employment Programme. The Creative Employment Programme is an Arts Council England fund to support the creation of traineeships, formal apprenticeship and paid internship  opportunities in England for unemployed young people wishing to pursue a career in the arts and cultural sector. 

You can find out more at: http://creative-employment.co.uk/the-creative-employment-programme

There are certain criteria you must meet in order to be eligible to apply for a Creative Employment Programme funded internship. At the time of applying you must be aged 18 to 24 years old and you must be registered as unemployed with Jobcentre Plus. 

Applications  will only be considered from people permanently resident within the boundaries of the City of Manchester.    To check  that you are resident within the area covered by Manchester City Council, you can see which ward you live in here: http://www.manchester.gov.uk/councillors

If you wish to apply for this position please contact your local Jobcentre Plus office and quote reference: FTS/163895.

hÅb (Habarts Limited) is an equal opportunities employer, who is actively seeking to employ people currently under-represented in the creative and cultural sector. This includes young people, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities

Job Description:

To assist in planing and delivering a series of contemporary live projects, ranging from performance platforms to a site-specific mini-festival.  

In addition you may also be required to work across other areas including project administration, marketing, technical, front of house and design.  

Duties:

Under supervision, to undertake:

•   Correspondence with artists

•   Scheduling and planning, including technical

•   Creation/distribution of publicity materials – written and visual

•   Front of house + box office management and stewarding

•   Data capture and processing 

The Trainee Project Manager may, at times be required to represent the organisation at meetings with partners and stakeholders.

Person Specification:

Essential:

•   Some experience working on arts projects in a professional or voluntary/amateur capacity

•   Computer literate

•   Some money handling experience

•   Interest in/understanding of live art, contemporary performance and theatre.

•   Excellent communication skills – written and verbal

•   Excellent customer facing skills

•   Ability to word independently and within a team.

•   Ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure

•   Ability to work flexible hours to include evening and weekend working

•   GCSE English and Maths, grade C or above or its equivalent

 

Desirable:

•   Educated to degree level, BA Hons 

•   Driving Licence

•   1 year experience of working on arts projects in a professional capacity.

•   Experience of working with professional artists.

•   Customer facing work experience

•   Experience of both PC and Mac, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Filemaker Pro

•   Experience of co-ordinating arts events and projects

•   Some knowledge/experience of technical theatre.

•   Documentation skills including photography and video filming and editing.

•   An understanding of site specific performance, including liaison with Authorities and technical planning, health and safety and risk assessment.

•   Good knowledge of artists and arts organisations working in the region

•   Basic web design skills

•   Basic graphic design skills

 

To apply:

Contact your local Jobcentre Plus office and quote the following reference: FTS/163895.

CV and letter of application stating experience and interests will be required.

The letter of application is key and an opportunity for you to:

•   Demonstrate your interest in the specific artform

•   Showcase your experience and abilities

•   Demonstrate your written communication skills. 

Deadline:     30 January 2015

Interviews:  6 Feb 2015

Start date:   ASAP w/c 9 or 15 February 2015

 

Haphazard, live art for all ages, call for artists

hÅb | Word of Warning are calling for proposals and expressions of interest from artists for Haphazard, our second free ‘all ages’ live art day, taking place on Sat 28 February 2015 in and around Z-arts, Manchester M15 5ZA.  The first Haphazard saw some 10 pieces of work: in the gallery, the atrium, the basement and the cafe… in fact everywhere except the theatre space.  It involved hula-hooping, ping pong balls, squeaky toys, musical sculptures, bucket-headed dancers and a rather disturbing minotaur, for an audience ranging from 8 months to 80. Have a look at the image gallery and info about the first Haphazard.


We are now looking for work for Haphazard 2015. This is not live art for children but live art for all ages, so work should have appeal for adults and children alike (even if the kids need to explain it to the adults!)

We have access to a variety of spaces - from black box to gallery to cafe (have a look at the info sheet to get an idea of spaces) - though the programme emphasis will be more on durational and ‘come and go’ work than traditional black-box shows.  We have a small budget and expect to pay £2-300 for smaller pieces/interventions, up to a max of £1000 for one main ‘focal’ work. 

This is more a call to start a conversation than a formal application process.  Please send ideas, and proposals (where possible with images, video and an idea of cost) to haphazard@habarts.org as soon as possible. 


Haphazard 
Sat 28 Feb, 12-4pm  FREE
A free day-out for the curious of all ages. 

Filling Z-arts to the brim with bizarre antics and enthralling images, Haphazard 2013 saw moving musical sculptures; bouncy, squeaky, ping-pong dance and an underground labyrinth for the brave.  Join us on Sat 28 Feb to see what offbeat oddities 2015 will bring. 

Playful, quirky, engaging and sometimes plain daft, this is a day for kids and their adults; adults and their adults – in short, anyone looking for a different day-out. 

Turn up at any time during the course of the day (12noon-4pm), come and go as you please.





Tamsin Drury
Director, hÅb & Word of Warning

haphazard@habarts.org

hÅb, ℅ Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA
+44 (0)161 232 6086


www.wordofwarning.org
www.habarts.org

Northern Stage at Edinburgh

Northern Stage – Edinburgh 2015 info

Summer 2014 saw us embark on our most ambitious Edinburgh venture to date.  We moved across town to our new venue, King's Hall, and in addition to supporting more artists than ever before from the North of England, we also broadened our programme to include artists from elsewhere in the UK.   The ethos remained the same though; we want to create the conditions for artists to take their work to Edinburgh without unsustainable financial risk.  2015 will see us continue to build on our success.


BACKGROUND 

The motivation behind our Edinburgh venue is the desire to create the conditions for artists to take their work to Edinburgh without unsustainable financial risk. The offer we make reflects this and though we take a first call on the box office this is purely to cover cost, we ask for no venue fee and crucially there are no re-charges. For the previous 3 years we have been in receipt of additional funding towards the Edinburgh project, this funding however came to an end in 2014 so we are now running the project through our core funding. This change has meant that we have had to alter slightly the offer we give out to artists but central to that offer continues to be sharing the financial risk.

 

EDINBURGH 2015 OFFER

·         Tech support – inc. a team to op/run your show, dedicated tech time, and generous get-in/get-out time

·         Marketing support – leading up to and during the festival. We also take a small team of volunteers with us who, amongst other duties, act as our street team

·         Press support – we engage an agency to make sure we get the best press coverage possible

·         Print run – inc. a run of posters and flyers

·         No venue fee/recharges

 

Unlike in previous years, there is no accommodation as part of the 2015 offer. To help balance out this change we will be lowering the first call on box office receipts so that you can start making money sooner.

 

DATES & DEADLINES

·         Monday 24 November at 12pm – deadline for submissions to Northern Stage Edinburgh Fringe programme

·         Wednesday 17 December – notification sent to all companies as to whether or not they have made the long-list. This is usually done via email but we may call you.

·         Friday 16 January – short-list decided and notification given to all companies. This is usually done via phone call.

·         Friday 6 February – a day at Northern Stage for all companies who are part of the Edinburgh 2015 programme. It is important that a representative from each company is present at this day as it will be an opportunity to talk through all details of how the venue is run as well as go through the technical set-up of the venue. At this point we will also be able to give you the deadlines for when we will need your tech spec by and when set etc will need to be ready to go to Edinburgh.

·         Friday 6 March – deadline for copy, image, run length and other show details to be sent to me in time for registration with EdFringe brochure.

·         Monday 16 March to Wednesday 8 April – proofing period for EdFringe brochure. The team at Northern Stage will proof everything but you will need to make sure that one of your company is around to be able to respond to proofing requests. 

·         Thursday 4 June – EdFringe Programme Launch. This is when the embargo is finally lifted and you can tell everyone that you are going to Edinburgh.

·         W/C 3 August – tech week at the Edinburgh venue

·         Friday 7 August – official opening of Edinburgh Fringe

·         Saturday 29 August – last day of the Edinburgh Fringe for the Northern Stage venue

 

SUBMISSIONS

Submissions for Edinburgh 2015 need to be sent to me – kcatling@northernstage.co.uk. Please do not send them to anyone else on the team as I do not want submissions slipping through the net, I would hate for anyone’s application to be mislaid. We have no set form for you to fill out but as a guideline you should include the following in your application where possible:

 

·         Details and background about you/your company, including details of the creative team involved

·         Details on what the piece is you would like to present in Edinburgh

·         Any information about past work that you think might be relevant

·         Any footage or images you can provide of the piece you are submitting or of any past work

·         Why you want to go to Edinburgh and what you want to achieve

·         Dates and venues of any showings/performances you are doing of the submitted piece or existing work

·         Contact details 

 

FWD: Sprint 2015 call for submissions

Sprint Festival 2015

Sprint is London’s biggest and best established annual festival of new and unusual theatre and performance. It showcases work by the most exciting new artists and companies in the UK and beyond. 
Applications are now open for the 2015 festival, which will run from March 5 to 29, 2014. Ideally, proposals will be for work that is finished by March 2014, but they will also consider works-in-progress, ‘scratch’ performances and on-site artist development (see Starting Blocks). 
Since its inception in 1997 as a showcase for ‘physical, visual and unusual theatre’, Sprint has continued to grow in scope and reputation. Companies who found early success at Sprint include Unlimited Theatre, Cartoon de Salvo, Fevered Sleep and Shunt. More recently, the festival has featured the work of Idle Motion, Made In China, Paper Birds, Stoke Newington International Airport and Search Party.
 
Submissions for SPRINT FESTIVAL 2015
What they want
• New work, new ways of making theatre, new experiences for audiences
• Work to take place in the theatre.If you are applying to perform in the theatre, please come and see a show and ensure you’re familiar with the size and character of the space.
• Work to take place elsewhere in the building. They are open to proposals for intimate-scale and/or one-on-one performances that may lend themselves to other spaces in the building.
• Site-specific and/or off-site work. They are interested in work that takes place in the streets and squares, waterways and byways beyond CPT’s doors – as long as the artist has a realistic idea of how such a project might be achieved. It will by necessity be the artist’s responsibility to seek permission to perform in the specific location. (CPT will support this process, but cannot take full responsibility.)
• Virtual work. They welcome proposals for audio projects, walkabout projects, auto-teatro – or projects that in other ways take theatre off the stage and into the world (or the audience’s heads). Specific technical equipment – e.g. headsets, iPods, smartphones – may need to be provided by the artist.
What they don’t want
• 'New writing’. They usually work with artists who create collaboratively. Playwriting, in the conventional sense, isn’t usually part of their process. They will consider exceptions, provided an innovative approach is demonstrated
• Revivals of classic plays
• Dance. They are primarily a venue of theatre and performance, and not a dance venue per se. They will consider proposals for dance-theatre performance, where the emphasis is on ‘theatre’

What they provide
the arrangement with Sprint artists is flexible according to the needs of each show, but the usual offer is: 
• Full PR and marketing support, inclusion in brochures, flyers, website, social media activity
• 50:50 box-office split
• Technician to support get-in and get-out. CPT technician may be able to operate ythe show - subject to arrangement
• Discount tickets to other events in the Sprint festival

Download the Sprint 2015 application form here.

Submissions for STARTING BLOCKS
Applications are also invited for Starting Blocks, a creative community for developing new theatre work that runs alongside Sprint. 



Starting Blocks offers the opportunity to create new theatre work with the support of Camden People’s Theatre, as part of a peer network that encourages collaboration and engagement between participating artists. Over ten weeks, the selected artists will meet weekly to share practice, ideas and their developing works. They will also be given space to develop their particular project and practice. The scheme runs from January to March 2014, allowing time for the participants to develop work, or work-in-progress, to be shown at CPT’s prestigious Sprint festival.
They are particularly keen to receive applications from solo artists. Please bear in mind that Starting Blocks involves a significant time commitment. Rehearsal space is made available weekdays 10am-6pm.
Applicants can apply with just an idea, or with an idea that has received early-stage development, and now needs space, structure, and peer support to help bring it to life. Projects that have already been developed at another organisation, or with the financial support of a funding body, will not be considered.
Recent successful projects to have been developed through Starting Blocks include The Way You Tell Them by Rachel Mars, Pretty Ugly by Louise Orwin, Don Quijote by Tom Frankland and Keir Cooper, Brothers of Justice by Joe Wild and Lawrence Speck and Fox Symphony by Foxy & Husk. Participating artists (2011-14) include: Greg Wohead, Ira Brand, Fran Millican-Slater, HalfCut and Anne Langford.
The scheme is overseen by CPT director Brian Logan, who alongside CPT staff will select participants by application form and interview from an open call for submissions.
Download the Starting Blocks 2015 application form here

The deadline for Sprint and Starting Blocks applications is Fri 14 Nov at 12pm.

Hatch: Exchange Open Call for Submissions

Hatch: Exchange

11 & 12 October 2014 - 

Embrace Arts

Leicester

Call for Submissions - Hatch: Exchange

£200 per selected performance

Embrace Arts, Leicester, 
Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 October 2014 
(selected performances to be presented Sunday 12 October)
 

Exchange (n.) 

1. An act of giving one thing and receiving another in return. 

2. A building or institution used for the trading of particular commodities. 

3. A short conversation or argument. 
 

Hatch, the East Midlands' leading mobile platform for experimental theatre and live art, returns to Embrace Arts in association with In Good Company for a weekend of performances, workshops and events exploring the notion of give and take.  

We are currently seeking submissions for performance work in any style or genre which responds to the themes of ‘exchange’, from artists and performers looking to show their work to new audiences and share skills and experiences with colleagues, peers and potential collaborators. Performances will be presented on Sunday 12 October, following a day of artist-led workshops and events presented by Hatch in association with In Good Company on Saturday 11 October. It would be fabulous if you could join us for the Saturday to take part in these activities, but if you are only able to perform on Sunday we still want to hear from you.

We are especially interested in performance work which falls between disciplines or is hard to define, work which is still in progress or otherwise ‘unfinished’, and work which can connect directly with audiences without the use of a fourth wall. Embrace Arts is one of only two purpose-built spaces in the East Midlands for the promotion of arts and disability and we particularly welcome proposals from Deaf or disabled artists. 

Because of the nature of the venue and the event, performances which are suited for flexible spaces and which are mainly technically self-contained will work best (it won’t be possible to accommodate complicated lighting designs for example), but all proposals will be considered on the merits of their ideas and our potential ability to present your work in the best possible way. If you want to know whether something specific will be possible before submitting your application, please ask us!

Each selected performance will receive a fee of £200.

Entrance to the public for all events will be free (although individual elements may require payment of some kind...)

The deadline for submissions is midnight at the end of Monday 15 September 2014. We will reply to all applicants in the week following the deadline.

For an application form, venue images or if you have any queries, please email hatch@hatchnottingham.org.uk


http://hatchnottingham.org.uk/call-for-submissions-hatch-exchange/