investing in young theatre makers…

On October 23rd, we were eagerly awaiting the arrival of twelve young, emerging theatre makers and companies who were invited to share their ideas with the ‘no strings attached’ panel. And of course it had to be the day when South West Trains had signalling problems, affecting all the trains in and out of Farnham! But this didn’t dampen our spirits…

‘no strings attached’ is a grant scheme which helps help young people to make their first piece of theatre. We only stipulate that the applicant be between the ages of 18 and 25, live in South East England, and that the grant cannot be linked to academic work, used for equipment or to pay themselves. There are no lengthy applications – the clue is in the title.

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call for artists & companies who specialise in outdoor performance

If you are an artist or a company interested in outdoor performance, see the below post for a great opportunity!

Invitation to Companies / Artists

In summer 2014, Applause Rural Touring will be programming outdoor performances into existing, locally-organised village fetes, community festivals and similar events in Sussex and Kent.  These events take place almost exclusively at weekends from May to September.

We are looking for companies / artists with an established interest and track record of working outdoors and interactively who would like to be part of this programme.  We are seeking work which is currently fully realised and available for touring in summer 2014 AND work which is in need of some development.  We have some funding to provide Development Awards please see the full Brief attached.

Closing date for proposals is Wednesday 20th November 2013.  Applicants for Development Awards will be invited to discuss their proposals in detail with a small panel on Wednesday 27th November 2013.

Applause Rural Touring Ltd: The Yard, 2a Speldhurst Rd, Southborough, Kent, TN4 0DD

01892 457635 www.applause.org.uk