Artist required for joint Winter Event at SBT and RSC

For Winter 2018, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the Royal Shakespeare Company wish to jointly commission an artist to create an immersive art work for family audiences that uses our two sites and the surrounding streets in Stratford-upon-Avon. 

Background

This opportunity follows on from previous successful Winter commissions from the two organisations independently – the Royal Shakespeare Company’s willow lantern installation and processions (2016) and Twelfth Night Wassail (2017/18) and at Shakespeare’s New Place, Garden of Curious A-Musements by the Bureau of Silly Ideas (2016) and Mid-Winter Magic by Motionhouse (2017).  This year, alongside a separate commissioning opportunity at New Place, we would like to work together to commission and programme a magical, outdoor experience for local people.

We welcome proposals that respond to both this brief and the separate brief for Shakespeare’s New Place.

We are open to different and innovative approaches.

The piece:

  • Should be a high quality artistic experience for the whole family which is surprising, engaging and interactive
  • Should focus on women in Shakespeare’s plays  
  • Could draw on themes relating to the time of year
  • Could be a digital work and/ or include live performance
  • Could be timed events, or a durational, self-led experience
  • Should not be straight performances of Shakespeare’s plays – but use them as a source of inspiration
  • Should appeal to all but our specific target audience is local residents and families.
  • Should encourage people to explore Stratford-upon-Avon and view it in in a new light
  • Should contribute to transforming perceptions of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the Royal Shakespeare Company locally and present Shakespeare/ history and his legacy as relevant, contemporary and accessible.

Deadline for entries: Midnight Tuesday 5th June

For a full copy of the brief please email commissions@shakespeare.org.uk

Deadline: 
05/June/2018
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