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IGNITE is a network that links together some of the most exciting new artists and companies in our region. We offer workshops, rehearsal space, mentoring, ticket offers and exclusive access to the creative process of leading artists and companies. There are opportunities for all disciplines to develop and showcase work with us at York Theatre Royal.

Check out the most recent Ignite email with all the latest opportunities below:

IGNITE - Artistic Development from York Theatre Royal



IGNITE

Hi all,
 
Hope we’re all good. Here’s your bi-weekly round up of opportunities, jobs and events from here, there and everywhere. Please share far and wide the opportunity for artists and companies to present work in our studio in November, as part of a week programmed and selected by our ‘Visionari’ Community Programming Group.
 
Thanks,
 
JT

 
LEGACY
Until Saturday 14 April
7pm, matinee 2pm Saturday
 £16 - £12 | £8 U18s

Simone Macdonald is an old-school police detective in a ‘brave new world’, Arisha Adler is a rising political star destined for Downing Street and Phillip Blackthorn is the founder of Legacy, a tech company which promises to change everything. Forever.

These three powerful personalities find their lives turned upside down when a boy’s body is discovered on a river bank. Despite the use of new ground-breaking forensic technology there remains one problem… the boy doesn’t exist. As Simone investigates she finds herself in an increasingly unsettling world where nothing is what it seems and no-one can be trusted.

Happy Valley meets Black Mirror in this new play which raises questions of life, love and what we leave behind.

"A talented and energetic cast." - York Mix

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NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

This is a call for artists and companies interested in being part of a festival of work selected by the public, through our community programming group.

In order to create the first of its kind festival selected by the wider community of York, the Visionari group is looking for high quality work for our 100-seater studio space. Our Front of House areas may also be available for performances, interactive experiences and workshops. We are interested in high quality and diverse work of any discipline that reflects the society we live in.

Productions must be touring between Tuesday 20th - Saturday 24th November 2018.

DEADLINE: 09 MAY

Dance Manchester is seeking proposals from North West mid-career independent artists and companies for 2 commissioning opportunities of £10,000!

Commission 1: To create an outdoor performance utilising dance forms of the African diaspora
Commission 2: To create a family friendly dance performance for libraries

Each Commission Package Includes:

  • £10,000 commissioning funds
  • Performance opportunities as part of Refract Festival, Sale, Trafford 20th & 21st July 2018
  • Paid opportunity for schools workshops & performances
  • Support to access space for creation
  • CPD & Mentoring support
  • Photo shoot and promotional trailer development support
  • Some marketing & tour-booking support

DEADLINE: 29 APRIL

WEST YORKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE - CALLING ALL WRITERS
https://www.wyp.org.uk/airplays

Do you have a story to tell about migration? We’re looking for writers of all backgrounds and all levels of experience to send us ideas for original 15 minute-long fictional radio plays. The theme is a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush in 1948. Plays will be produced by West Yorkshire Playhouse, performed live to an audience at Leeds College of Music and recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio Leeds as part of the first ever Airplays event in October 2018.

All proposals will be read by West Yorkshire Playhouse’s experienced script reading team who will create a shortlist for the panel. The panel will select four proposals that will go on to be developed into full, 15 minute-long plays.

Each writer will be paid a fee of £1000 to develop their idea into a short play.

DEADLINE: 10 MAY

MIGRATION MATTER JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES
http://www.migrationmattersfestival.co.uk/opportunities/
JOBS

To support this year’s festival, we are recruiting for two paid positions to help the team make Migration Matters 2018 a reality. These are:

Project Manager
Assistant Producer

Click the links above to find out more about these roles.

DEADLINE: 13 APRIL


COMMISSIONS

With thanks to our recent Arts Council England grant, we are launching a new round of commissions for Migration Matters 2018.

We are dividing these commissions into two main categories.

Click the links above to find out more about these exciting opportunities.

DEADLINE: 5pm on 8th April 2018

Creative Process Placement

Exploratory placement over 5 weeks working in interdisciplinary Research Environments.

The artist will be introduced to a number of key contacts and departments with different research focuses and ways of working. The artist will be supported to work alongside these different research communities, producing creative outputs that investigate, interrogate and explore the processes and practices of research undertaken at Exeter.

On a very practical level, this may involve attending informal department meetings, building 1-1 relationships with particular researchers and exploring novel perspectives on the social and spatial activities that support the University’s work.

DEADLINE: 16 APRIL

MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL - FESTIVAL IN MY HOUSE / NEIGHBOURHOOD
http://mif.co.uk/my-festival/festival-in-my-house/

Manchester International Festival is offering Greater Manchester residents the opportunity to host their own micro-international festival in their home or local area.

We’re looking for

  • Original ideas with a big ambition on a scale that allows you to try something new
  • Ideas that embrace the adventurous spirit of Manchester International Festival
  • Ideas with an international link, large or small
  • Ideas that can help you build skills and knowledge in a particular area
We are now looking for people outside of the city to get involved with Festival in My House (H) so if you live in Bury, Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford or Wigan we want to hear from you! We’ll help you with event planning and producer support, as well as a budget of £1500.

PLUS for the very first time, we’ll also be working with people in Manchester to host a micro-international festival outside of their home with Festival in My Neighbourhood (N). If you have an idea for a micro-international festival in your local area that involves partnering with other groups or individuals in a communal space such as your local park, library, football ground, place of worship, concert hall, library or similar, we can help with event planning and producer support, as well as a budget of £3000.

DEADLINE (H): 30 APRIL
DEADLINE (N): 01 JUNE

Waterside and Creative Industries Trafford (CIT) have joined forces to launch a new round of theatre commissions: an opportunity to support an artist/company, culminating in the development and performance of a new piece of work.

Waterside and CIT can offer something really special to artists; easy access to resources, close working relationships with the small team and a concentrated focus on the artist. We provide a space in which both artists their projects can breathe, develop and grow.

We are excited to hear from creatives and companies based in, or working in the North and look forward to building a long term relationship with the supported artists.

DEADLINE: 14 MAY
THE ALBANY / ARC - COMMISSION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE’S WORK
https://www.thealbany.org.uk/news/Christmas-show-commission-2019-and-2020

ARC Stockton and The Albany, Deptford are seeking to commission two new Christmas shows for children aged 3 – 7. Each show will be presented in one venue in 2019, and then in the other venue in 2020.

What are we looking for?

  • to commission artists or companies that have experience of making work for this age group (3 – 7 year olds)
  • for book adaptations, shows that draw on familiar titles or new stories that respond to seasonal themes, with a contemporary bias
  • for shows that will appeal to both nursery/primary school audiences and family audiences
  • for a company that considers our local demographic in the making and content of the work
  • for a show that is as accessible to as many people as possible
  • for a show that responds to our performance spaces

We welcome applications from companies who reflect the diversity of 21st century Britain.

DEADLINE: 14 MAY
THE BARE PROJECT - COMPANY PRODUCER
https://thebareproject.co.uk/jobs/

Job Description:

This role comprises a core part of The Bare Project production team as we develop as a company. The primary focus of this position in the coming months will be on activity relating to the development of a new installation piece Experiments in Listening, and a new play Paradise in Black and White, both of which we are in development with the support of Lyth Arts Centre in the Highlands and York Theatre RoyalWe are also in the process of significant professional development over the course of 2018.

Duties include:

  • Project management (on small community commission and touring productions)
  • Tour booking (national/international touring)
  • Relationship building with new potential partners
  • Fundraising/bid-writing
  • Support with creative projects
  • Professional develop activities: setting up a board, liaising with accountant
BBC WRITERS ROOM – COMEDY SCRIPTS SUBMISSION
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunities/script-room

BBC Writers Room's regular window for unsolicited scripts is open between 10am on Monday 19 March 2018 and 5pm on Monday 16 April 2018 for Comedy scripts (TV, film, radio, stage or online).

We look for what the script tells us about the writer's comic voice. We see all scripts as a calling card to showcase a writer’s talent, ability and sense of humour.

We are looking for distinctive voices - and scripts that express those voices. We do not look for more of the same – we look for the writer’s ability to pull an audience into a world and hold them in it. It’s not necessarily about finding precincts or situations that have ‘never been done before’ but having an original take on stories that have the potential to have wide breadth of appeal. Characters who are well rounded and consistent and who drive the comedy rather than serve it. A sense of storytelling ability - handling of pace, climax, mood.

We are not looking for competent, run of the mill, well-structured pieces. We are looking to unearth the treasures, the page-turners, the new perspectives, the engaging dialogue, the surprising character creations.

We want to find that special, funny something that makes us want to read more.

DEADLINE: 16 APRIL

GLYPT (Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre) are offering an artist residency at The Tramshed in Woolwich in July 2018. This season focuses on festivals, outdoor work and young audiences. As such, we will select one artist or company to create a new outdoor piece (alongside one to create work for a secondary school audience – applications closed).

Our residencies are aimed at young and emerging companies and artists (aged 18 to 29), who feel they would benefit from space and support for a specific piece of performance work. We would like to hear from artists who are making work that is exciting, innovative and unique. Work can be devised, scripted, dance, physical theatre, interdisciplinary – we’re open to all ideas!

Residencies include a week of free space, either in GLYPT’s studio or theatre, as well as mentoring and advice on creative process and development. This residency culminates in a public performance.

DEADLINE: 17 APRIL

Arts Council Relationship Manager, Emma Forster will be here to talk you through the new Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants, in place of Grants for the Arts. Emma will be able to show the differences between the two funds, introduce any changes to the application process, and answer any questions you might have too.

This session is open to any artist, whether you’re currently working on a Project Grants application, or are thinking about applying for a future project.

DATE: 16 MAY, 6PM

After the great success of the all-women production of Henry V in 2015, YSP has agreed that the next production, to be performed in autumn 2018, will have an all-female cast. Applicants can choose from the following plays: Coriolanus, Macbeth, Cymbeline and Antony and Cleopatra.

Venue and precise dates have not yet been decided, but it is expected to be performed in October or November, subject to availability and the preferences of the director appointed.
 
There is a Director’s honorarium of £1,500 and you are expected to rehearse on two evenings a week and one weekend afternoon, for a period of at least 8 weeks. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview in York.

DEADLINE: 22 MAY
 
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