Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, with support from S4C, is offering an opportunity for artists who are freelance workers in the arts sector to come together to develop original work.
The brief? Quite simply to offer an opportunity to co-create by devising in a creative space.
Up to twelve artists who are freelance workers in the culture sector will receive training and take part in workshops in order to learn research skills, devising methods, and the skills of co-creating. The twelve will then be divided into three groups, and will spend a week in a creative space developing two ideas each, before sharing them with representatives of Theatr Gen and S4C, with feedback given on each idea.
The hope is that some of the ideas presented will lead to commissions from Theatr Gen to create devised live theatre productions, which could also include digital elements. In addition, it will enable artists and the creators of all types of dramatic content to develop a creative and professional relationship with Theatr Gen and S4C.
The scheme is open to all types of artists: actors, playwrights, authors, story-tellers, theatre directors of all types, musicians, composers, dancers, choreographers, set and costume designers, sound and lighting designers, video artists and many more.
Theatr Gen and S4C have committed to making this scheme as inclusive and accessible as possible. If there are any barriers that you feel are preventing you from applying, or if you need any particular support, please contact Theatr Gen to discuss the matter.
We are offering an opportunity for up to twelve artists who are cultural freelance workers and aged 18+. We will pay either £1,350 each for 1 week (5 days) @ £600 x 2 weeks and 1 day @ £150, a total of eleven days, or £1,500 each for an additional day’s work, a total of twelve days.
We will also pay entry costs, together with travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses where appropriate, and will support you with professional advice, equipment, contacts, and our staff’s time and expertise.
Step 1: Declaring an interest
If you have any questions regarding the form, please contact us on email@example.com. You may also send a video application that is no more than 2 minutes in length to firstname.lastname@example.org or via WhatsApp to 07908 439417; it will also be necessary to present the Equalities Monitoring Form.
Closing date: 22 March 2022, at 5pm
A selection panel will give consideration to every application and will agree on a shortlist; panel members are to be confirmed. The shortlisted candidates will hear from us by 28 March 2022 with an invitation to present a full application.
Step 2: Full application (shortlisted candidates only)
We will provide an application form, together with details of how to present a video application, to those who reach the shortlist. We will offer a fee of £50 to each of the shortlisted candidates on delivery of their full application.
Closing date: 11 April 2022, at 12 noon
The artists will be invited to meet with the selection panel on either 21 or 22 April.
The panel will give consideration to all applications, and will offer the successful candidates an opportunity to take part in the project by 25 April 2022.
If you have any questions regarding this project or the application process, please contact Gavin Richards: Gavin.email@example.com