Commission to artists based in the North East, or with a strong connection to the region, to develop theatre for young audiences.

Live Theatre in partnership with Theatre Hullabaloo are offering a new commission to artists based in the North East, or with a strong connection to the region, who are interested in developing theatre for young audiences.

As part of the same project: Northern Stage are offering a commission for an early years theatre maker Dance City are offering a commission to an artist developing a new piece of dance theatre for children and families. The aim of the project is to create a critical mass of artists engaged with creating dynamic work for young audiences in our region.

All three commissions will be presented in scratch during TakeOff Festival of Theatre for Children and Young People, 19th – 24th October 2015, as well as having a platform in Newcastle.

All three commissions will be co-mentored by the host venue and Theatre Hullabaloo who will work with the lead artist to structure a child-centred development process which places young people as creative collaborators in the creation of new work. A professional development package will be curated by Theatre Hullabaloo for each lead artist, to include sector specialist mentoring, festival visits and workshops and master classes, enabling the artist to gain real insight into their target audience.

The value of each commission is £5,000 which will be awarded to the lead artist to support production costs to begin to develop a new piece of work.

The award is expected to cover fees, materials and development time. Artists will be supported to plan and budget their process to include time with children in the creation of the work

Further Information:

Live Theatre & Theatre Hullabaloo Artist Commission Brief

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Deadline: Wednesday 7th January, 12pm.

Applications should be sent to: Olivia Furber, Olivia@theatrehullabaloo.org.uk

If you wish to discuss your application: please contact Miranda Thain, Miranda@theatrehullabaloo.org.uk

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted in January 2015 to discuss their proposals in more depth and awards will be made in February 2015. 


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