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IGNITE: Artist Development Programme 

York Theatre Royal is a creative hub for the city of York and our IGNITE Artist Development Programme will spark a new wave of artists making and showcasing theatre and performance right here in York. Over the next nine months York Theatre Royal will invest £10,000 through IGNITE to support artists and companies. 

As the oldest producing theatre in the UK, York Theatre Royal has a long history of responding to the community it serves and IGNITE will bring together the theatre’s Artistic team and its community programming group Visionari in selecting the artists and companies that will be part of IGNITE. This will put our community at the very start of our relationship with artists, bringing a variety of new voices into the spaces where culture is traditionally curated and challenge established models and practices. 

We are looking for artists and companies from any artform and discipline – writers and actors, theatre companies and theatre-makers, dancers and choreographers, poets and spoken word performers, live art and outdoor performers, and any other performance artist that doesn’t fit rigid art labels. 

The IGNITE Artist Development Programme has four strands: 

  • R&D Local Artists – a start-up project of £1000 for up to three artists and companies based in York or North Yorkshire
  • R&D Residency – up to three grants of £1000 available to writers, artists and companies from across the North of England and wider UK to spend time in York developing new ideas and work.
  • Black Box: Public Showcases – up to four grants for artists and companies to showcase their work in progress in our Studio on Tuesday 6 November, 7.45pm
  • IGNITE Network – a network of artists and companies, arts professionals and members of the public interested in upcoming opportunities, masterclasses and workshops, networking events and more – sign up to our fortnightly newsletter curated by York Theatre Royal’s Artistic team by emailing your details to artistdevelopment@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

How to apply:
To apply please submit a proposal (2 sides A4 max) telling us who you are and which grant you are applying for along with information on what you make, why you and why York.
Deadline for applications is 31 July and successful applicants will be notified by 24 August. All residencies will take place between September 2018 and March 2019, while the Black Box Showcase will be on 6 November 2018. 

Submit your proposal to artistdevelopment@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk and click here to complete our online Equal Opportunities Form.
If you’d like an informal discussion about IGNITE and this call-out or help with completing your proposal before submission please contact  artistdevelopment@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk