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ARTIST CALL OUT: COMMISSIONING OPPORTUNITY

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Strike A Light, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham, Hawkwood and Lives of Colour
Artist Call out and Commission

We are offering a unique seed commissioning opportunity for a Black artist or Black led company to develop a piece of touring work. The commission aims to support a piece of performance to be an example of excellence in touring that has the potential to reach a diverse audience.

The commission will include:

  • £3,000 cash investment to develop the work
  • Two residencies: one with Everyman Theatre Cheltenham on 2nd – 7th September and one with Strike A Light at Hawkwood on 23rd  – 27th September 2019 to develop the work. 
  • Hawkwood residency will include rehearsal space, accommodation and full board for up to 5 artists.
  • Everyman Theatre residency will include studio rehearsal space and a £500 contribution towards travel/ accommodation/ food costs.
  • Please note additional artistic fees will not be offered for these weeks.
  • Opportunities to share the work in progress with audiences at Strike A Light festival in October 2019 and the potential for previewing or programming finished work with Strike A Light in Spring 2020. 
  • 3 days face to face support from Strike A Light / Everyman Theatre producers in the lead up to and during the residencies
  • 3 half days of fundraising support from the Strike A Light team
  • Support in engaging industry professionals in the development and sharing of the work
  • Opportunities to engage directly with diverse audiences and explore and test wraparound activity
  • The full commission details are available here.
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Deadline for applications is 21st April 2019

FAQs

What kind of performance work are you looking for?

This is a national call out and we are interested in hearing from artists who create theatre, dance or spoken word in their broadest sense and from artists who combine these disciplines. We would like to support the creation of a new piece of work, so it might be just at the idea stage or you might have done some very early stage research or development.

What do you mean by Black artist or Black led company?

We would like to hear from artists and companies who are of African or Caribbean descent or of the African / Caribbean diaspora or of dual heritage. Several of the partners are working on an audience development project to engage these communities in their local area as audiences and we are interested in the potential for engaging these audiences in your work, but your work does not have to be about your heritage or identity or specifically for a Black audience.

What kind of spaces are available for the residencies?

The Everyman studio space is approx 9m wide and between 3 and 6m deep depending on layout. It is a wooden plywood floor on concrete. The studio space at Hawkwood is approximately 9m x 5m and has a wooden floor.

Deadline: 
04/21/2019

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Aethelflaed 2018: Paid opportunity for artists and creatives

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Help Gloucester celebrate one of its most influential historical figures

2018 marks 1,100 years since the death of Aethelflaed, the most powerful woman of the Anglo-Saxon era, whose remains are buried at St Oswald’s Priory in Gloucester. Gloucester Culture Trust and Marketing Gloucester are looking for artists & creatives to help us celebrate this anniversary.

We have up to £5,000 available and hope to offer at least 2 commissions. You might create a public performance, installation or participatory event. It could involve theatre, music, storytelling or art…. If it entertains & engages a diverse range of the public, is imaginative and shares the story of Aethelflaed – we want to hear from you!

Please note: Activities to take place between 8th and 12th June 2018

This is part of a wider ‘Aethelflaed 2018’ programme of activities being delivered in Gloucester throughout June and funded by Great Place, Gloucester City Council & Gloucester BID. Please download the brief to find out more.

How to apply: 

To apply, please download the full brief and proposal form here: https://gloucesterculture.org.uk/aethelflaed-2018-open-call-out-for-artists-creatives/

Please return your completed proposal form by 5pm on 22 February 2018 to Michelle Lee at michelle@gloucesterculture.org.uk

Deadline: 
02/22/2018
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