Call out for proposals: A new piece of theatre with young people.

Call out for proposals: A new piece of theatre with young people.

Commission: A new piece of theatre with young people, Farnham, Surrey.

 – call out for proposals

We’re wanting to invest in a project which draws together young people aged 15-21 years in a new theatre opportunity which can be hosted here at Farnham Maltings potentially in July 2020.

We are reaching out to artists and creative practitioners who have a genuine interest in developing work with young people in our town context and propose innovative and mischievous approaches to this project.

The project should be participatory and created with the young people involved. We’d expect it not to be just about acting and performance, it could incorporate writing, design, production, dance, live art, film, comedy and other forms. It might encompass site-specific work or theatre that doesn’t look like theatre.

We’re hoping we can support a theatre experience which engages those new to participating in theatre whilst challenging and provoking those with more experience. The project should culminate in a celebration of the work developed be that a performance, a sharing, a festival or maybe a film and importantly incite a legacy of further theatre experiences here at Farnham Maltings.

The total value of this commission is £6000 to £8000 with some additional budget available for the celebration and project legacy.

We expect the project to be in two parts:

  • Engaging with community partners, schools and colleges, seeking and recruiting participants, developing project ideas in our community.
  • The creative, making time with the young people and celebration

If you are interested we would like to hear from you.

Email with the following:

Please submit a maximum of 500 words detailing firstly your idea and approach to the project and then we’d like to hear more about you and your experience. This should be accompanied by an outline budget.

We will also accept video proposals, these should address the information above and be no longer than 5 mins.

Closing date for proposals: 9am, Monday 30 March 2020.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 7 April 2020.

Get in touch

If you would like to talk through your idea with us at any stage, we would welcome that conversation; you can text Katy Potter, Producer on 07798 812548 or to arrange.

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