opportunity for performance artists and creators to engage with Brighton Festival

Brighton Festival is really excited to announce Collidescope, a pilot engagement project for mid-development artists and creators to intensively engage with the Brighton Festival programme.The initiative will enable a selection of artists to attend a wide range of shows and events in the festival programme, network with a group of fellow participants, and share conversations with festival artists from across the disciplines.

Suitable for artists who have been making work for at least five years, this opportunity will provide an immersive experience through a packed show schedule across the 23 days of Brighton Festival, and the chance to meet the Festival artists in up-close and personal encounters. Artists and creators making work in all areas of the performing arts are welcome to apply – 6-8 participants will be selected.

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opportunity for south-west based artists to work with Tobacco Factory Theatres

Over 2014 – 15 Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol, will work with five extraordinary artists/companies. They will spend time developing new shows at Tobacco Factory Theatres.

They have announced that two of these will be Filter Theatre and Jennifer Bell Company. And they are now looking for three more south west-based artists who’d like to go on their journey.

Supporting Tobacco Factory Theatres to deliver this is the Bristol-based producers MAYK, Theatre Bristol, and London’s New Diorama Theatre, who will each work alongside them with one of the three selected artists.

They are interested in artists working across a range of art-forms and at different stages of their careers. For more information click here

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 7 April. 

shining a light

Victoria Melody is a performance artist who has a background in fine art. She is interested in the idiosyncrasies of life and immerses herself into communities,  and becomes an active participant in their rituals as research for her work. Victoria is produced by Farnham Maltings. She has just done a week’s run of Major Tom at Battersea Arts Centre and is now touring the show nationally.

For more information on the show and booking tickets, click here. Victoria’s blog was originally published on Exeunt.

Major Tom

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home is where the Art is

Stopgap Dance Company will be coming to Farnham Maltings on Thursday 20 March for the last leg of their Artificial Things spring tour. Stopgap Dance Company seamlessly integrates dancers with and without disabilities and their productions are devised by dancers and collaborators, working as an ensemble under the artistic direction of Lucy Bennett. Stopgap have a strong emphasis on creative learning; sharing their knowledge and experience of initiating integration between disabled and non-disabled dancers. They deliver creative learning projects and produce publications that offer insight and guidance on all aspects of their work, delivering these resources to professional dancers, teachers, students and members of the community.
Stopgap have just announced they will be working with The Royal Opera House as part of their Arts Council England skills-sharing programme, ROH Links, alongside The Garage Trust and Mid Wales Opera. This means that for the next two years Stopgap will receive mentorship and support in organisational development from The Royal Opera House.
Artistic Director, Lucy Bennett has written us a blog in the lead up to their show next week.

Stopgap AT
Credit: Chris Parkes – christophotographic.com

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greenhouse news – UPstream

SHPLive.TV and greenhouse have teamed up to provide seed funds for new performance which embraces the potential of live streaming to engage audiences live and online.

They are looking for digitally native performance which understands the potential of the internet to create an exciting transmedia experience. This could be interactive cinema, a hypermedia narrative, a mobile immersive game, a transmedia story or a performance that reaches out beyond the stage.

They will be making awards of up to £3000 for ideas that will be developed at South Hill Park or another venue in the house network identified by the applicant. Successful projects will also benefit from the digital support and expertise of SHPLive.TV and a mentor in transmedia performance.

Visit greenhouse for more information and details about how to apply.

Deadline for proposals: 9am Monday 28 April 2014