opportunity: Dance Practitioner required for Phoenix Theatre Community Dance Project

The Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre, a thriving and inclusive Arts Centre in Northeast Hants is looking for 1-2 dance practitioners for their summer community dance project “Marching On . . . . ! “

The project will focus on the changing landscape of Whitehill & Bordon after the departure of the Army and the town’s regeneration as a green town. You will be required to lead a weekly after school dance workshop in various local schools over a 5 week period, as well as attending occasional evening/daytime rehearsals in order to work with professional dancer and choreographer Elizabeth Blake to create a short professional dance piece (probably contemporary dance based) for the performance. You will need to have experience of planning and delivering themed workshops in schools and need to be DBS checked. The school workshops may be in a street/contemporary/physical theatre style (TBC.)

Workshops and rehearsals will take place 2 June – 5 July and the performance (part of the Whitehill & Bordon Arts Festival 2014) will take place in The Phoenix Theatre on Saturday 5 July at 6pm. Fee is £200.

Please send CV and details of availability for the attention of Elizabeth Blake to info@phoenixarts.co.uk or The Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre, Station Road, Bordon, Hants GU35 0LR by 6 May 2014.

opportunity: Without Walls Research & Development (R&D) investment

Without Walls invites artists and companies from any discipline to request R&D support for the development of new outdoor work for presentation and touring in 2015 or 2016

Research and Development support

We have a limited budget to invest in Research and Development (R&D) support for artists to create new shows for presentation in 2015 or 2016. We recognise that ambitious new work takes time to bring to fruition and that artists can benefit from the opportunity to explore new ideas as part of the development process, before committing to a production. We also know that this type of planning process can assist with fundraising for a new project and that it can be a useful way of engaging commissioners, supporters and partners in new work.

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call out for artists and companies for SPILL National Platform 2014

Are you an artist or company at the beginning of your career making experimental performance, sound, film, video, installation, new media/digital practices or activist actions and living in the UK or Ireland?

The SPILL National Platform for emerging artists is at the heart of SPILL Festival; showcasing innovative, daring and exciting work.

SPILL Festival 2014 will take place from 29 October – 2 November 2014 and present 35 SPILL National Platform artists across a range of spaces in Ipswich, Suffolk as part of SPILL Festival. A high profile panel will select the artists or companies that will be presented.

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symposium coordinator

We’re are looking for an experienced event planner to coordinate the commercial and subsidised sector theatre symposium on 19th June 2014, in conjunction with the greenhouse project manager.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, experience of coordinating conference events, and experience of budget management. The symposium coordinator will be the first point of contact for all queries relating to the event.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to Heather Rose, heather.rose@farnhammaltings.com. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 22nd April, and interviews will be held on Friday 25th April.

The contract is for 20 days, to start as soon as possible, for a fee of £150 per day.

Please click here to download the full job description.

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. 

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

greenhouse news

greenhouse is a three year initiative supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation aimed at better connecting the ambitions of theatre makers, venues and audiences.  It is a partner project to house, a region wide programming initiative managed from Farnham Maltings.

greenhouse is seeking to make a number of small investments of £3000-£8000 in partnerships between venues in the South East and East of England and theatre makers that test new approaches, further mutual ambitions and seed ideas for new pieces of theatre.  We will be able to further support some of these projects to full production.

greenhouse is looking for the most promising hunches that have the potential to result in compelling theatre while furthering the ambitions of all partners.  We are hoping to support a range of different approaches across established theatres and fringe venues and working with theatre makers from local emerging companies to experienced international artists.

All projects must include a venue that is in the South East of East of England and part of the house network and a theatre-maker and be submitted by midnight on 30 March 2014.

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

call for producer to join BRAVE NEW WORLDS

This year BRAVE NEW WORLDS is embarking on an exciting new phase of development and are seeking a producer (preferably someone who has a background in cross-disciplinary, alternative, dance theatre, performance work).

For more information click here

Deadline for applications Friday 14th February 2014.



opportunity for artists to participate in the Works series at Brighton Dome

Brighton Dome have a great opportunity for artists to participate in a work in development platform, see below for more details…

The Works is an opportunity for artists to present their work in development on Wed 26 Mar 2014. The particular focus is cross-artform and interdisciplinary exploration across theatre, dance and music.

At the heart of The Works is a dialogue between artists and audiences. It is an opportunity for artists to seek the opinions of the audience they wish to attract, and an opportunity for people who care about performance to engage in collective dramaturgy, supporting artists to envisage the choices and possibilities available to them.

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