An opportunity to attract new voices to the rural world
Writers, directors, artists and companies are invited to submit a one page pitch for a new piece of theatre or performance for rural audiences in this brand new opportunity for theatre-makers based in or from the Midlands for development in the East Midlands region.
We are interested in receiving adventurous and exciting ideas to become part of our signature programme from ANY of the following areas:
-new play or adaptation
-site-specific or community performance
In addition to full-length performance pieces suitable for rural touring, we also welcome pitches for site-specific events designed for rural locations. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to pitch their idea at New Perspectives. Up to 3 pitches will receive 3 days development support and the selected pitch will be awarded a commission for 2019.
We invite artists and companies to think about the creative possibilities of the rural environment and present something both inventive and achievable. Proposals will be selected on the quality of ideas rather than the previous experience of the applicants.
-a short description of your proposed project, including why you believe this would be an exciting proposition for rural touring and/or audiences (up to 750 words)
-a brief description of you and your work as a company/ artist (300 words)
- attaching a short work sample. This can either be from the proposed project or from past work that reflects your style or ability. This sample can be written (no more than 5 pages), visual or a video link.
The opportunity to make a submission for the 2018 round has closed. Shortlisted projects will be invited to pitch at New Perspectives on Friday 23 March 2018.
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