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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 everyone is well. Here’s your latest round up of opportunities, commissions and jobs. There’s lots for Producers this week, so hope some of them are useful, particularly to those who joined us at the end of last year for the Developing Producers day.
 
Thanks,
 
JT x

 
STUDIO

Our Studio is where you can find exciting new and established artists and companies with contemporary theatre, new comedy and spoken word performance. It’s like the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on your doorstep! February highlights include:

On The Outskirts of a Large Event, Tue 20 Feb
Expect a surreal piece of theatre from Sheffield’s The Bare Project.

Team Viking, Wed 21 Feb
A dark comedy with live music about giving a late friend a full Viking burial. 

Heads Up, Thu 22 Feb
Award-winning Kieran Hurley tells the tale of a city on the brink of destruction. ★★★★ "superb storytelling theatre" - The Guardian

Bare Skin on Briny Waters, Fri 23 Feb
The story of two young women on a clift edge told through live folk music.

Finding Nana, Sat 24 Feb
Katie Posner (Everything is Possible) directs an autobiographical play about the relationship between a granddaughter and her Nana. 

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NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES
DUNDEE REP - YOUNG PEOPLE: NEW WORK COMMISSION
http://www.dundeerep.co.uk/about-us/jobs/

Are you passionate about creating work with and for young people? 

Do you want to collaborate with six leading producing theatres from across the UK to place young people’s voices at the centre of a creative process? 

Dundee Rep Theatre, Royal & Derngate Northampton, Theatre Royal Plymouth, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Northern Stage and Derby Theatre have partnered together to commission an individual to develop a brand new production that each venue will perform during Summer 2019. 

We are looking for theatre artists with at least 2 professional productions under their belt and who are passionate about supporting young people to voice their ideas and create bold, exciting theatre.

The final piece should be no longer than 1hr in length and needs to be suitable for a flexible cast of 15-25 performers. 

DEADLINE: 05 FEBRUARY

SICK! Festival is offering a small number of Catalyst Commissions of £2,000 – £6,000 for early- to mid-career UK-based artists to develop new works of contemporary performance and dance that resonates with the festival’s thematic interests for presentation as part of SICK! Festival in March 2019. We are interested in works that reflect the physical, mental and social challenges that we face in our individual and collective lives. We would particularly welcome applications dealing with areas that have seen limited attention in the arts including addiction, eating disorders, motherhood / fatherhood, abortion, shame, self-harm and cancer.

We are seeking applications from artists who can demonstrate a strong working methodology rooted in substantial research and/or personal experience. In particular, we are seeking works which, whilst potentially rooted in personal experience, have scope beyond the autobiographical. As well as demonstrating a rich development practice, the artists we select will also possess the ability to create engaging, high-quality public works of power and originality.

DEADLINE: 12 FEBRUARY

ROYAL EXCHANGE - ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
https://www.royalexchange.co.uk/associate-artistic-director-vacancy

The Royal Exchange Theatre is seeking a new Associate Artistic Director to join us on an exciting journey.  The successful candidate will be able to evolve their creative practice and leadership skillset over a three-year period, and to work closely with Artistic Director Sarah Frankcom and the Programming and Creative Learning and Engagement teams, to assist in developing, leading and delivering our artistic vision. The Associate Artistic Director will also create and make work as an artist in their own right across all our spaces and platforms.

This appointment will be made on merit. But we believe that diversity strengthens and enriches us, and that it is the responsibility of everyone at the Royal Exchange Theatre to make the arts and cultural sector a more diverse and equal place. As Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) and disabled people are currently under-represented here, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from BAME and disabled applicants. We also welcome applications from people with dependents and will consider requests for flexible work arrangements.

DEADLINE: 26 FEBRUARY

Journeys Festival International is delighted to continue working with Leicester Print Workshop, partners of the Leicester Festival. This year the they are working together to commission an artist to produce new work in response to the experience of refugees to be exhibited as part of Look Up in August 2018.

Journeys Festival International aims to celebrate and highlight the extraordinary and powerful artwork, music, creativity, culture and experiences that refugee artists bring to the UK. The festival has been running in Leicester since 2013 and now also takes place in Manchester and Portsmouth too. This will be the third year that Leicester Print Workshpo has taken part in the festival, and that their building has been a site for the large scale outdoor exhibition, Look Up.

Look Up will continue in 2018, and we are now seeking proposals from artists with an existing practice concerning image or text based work, who would like to work with artists at Leicester Print Workshop to create new work for a series of non-permanent screen prints that will be printed onto the inside of external windows, using vertical screenprinting techniques.

This process involves the use of several screens, which will be used throughout the Festival to allow participants to be involved in the process of screen printing themselves through a series of public workshops.

DEADLINE: 29 JANUARY

JOURNEYS FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL, LEICESTER - ASSISTANT PRODUCER
http://www.journeysfestival.com/single-post/2018/01/11/Join-the-Team-Assistant-Producer---Leicester

A brilliant opportunity has arisen for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to join the ArtReach team as Assistant Producer for Journeys Festival International in Leicester. As we embark on planning of the 2018 events we are looking for an exceptional candidate to focus on the development of the Refugee and Asylum Seeker consultation group in the city of Leicester.

We are seeking an Assistant Producer to join our team, on a fixed term, part time basis (2.5 days per week to include Wednesdays), to support in the delivery of Journeys Festival International in Leicester taking place in August 2018. The Festival celebrates the artistic talents of exceptional refugee and asylum seeker artists, and explores work that shares the refugee experience.

The post will have a particular focus on the development and delivery of the Refugee and Asylum Seeker consultation group, coordination of community participatory arts workshops, and involvement in the delivery of other strands such as visual art projects. This is a fixed term contract until September 2018, but with scope for further possible work as we develop the festival.

DEADLINE: 24 JANUARY

FRANTIC ASSEMBLY - PRODUCER AND TRAINEE LEARN PRACTITIONER
https://t.co/v2oPXEoU4c

PRODUCER

We are recruiting for a Producer to take control of a range of national and international creative projects. 

With exciting productions planned for 2018 and onwards this is a great time to be joining the team. You are a creative, organised and tenacious Producer. You are a skilled and personable communicator. You are good with numbers and can be trusted with the details. Able to hit the ground running, you will come with lots of energy and ideas. 

If this is you and you are passionate about theatre and the values that Frantic Assembly embodies, then we'd love to hear from you. 

DEADLINE: 02 FEBRUARY


TRAINEE LEARN PRACTITIONER

We are seeking to appoint up to four creative and committed individuals to become Trainee Learn Practitioners. Our freelance practitioners are integral to the company and deliver all of Frantic Assembly's workshops and residencies in schools, colleges and universities in the UK and internationally. 

Trainee Learn Practitioners will undertake six-week training positions, receiving mentoring and skills training from Scott Graham, Artistic Director and Simon Pittman, Associate Director (Learn and Train). 

The successful applicants will be required to work in various locations across the UK and will need to undertake a full DBS check. 

DEADLINE: 26 JANUARY

FUNDING - WOMEN’S VOTE CENTENARY FUND
https://www.womensvotecentenaryfund.co.uk/

The Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme is a £1.5 million government fund that will support local and community groups across England in celebrating the centenary of women gaining the right to vote.

The grant scheme has two types of funds:
  1. Approximately 150 Small Grants of between £300 to £2,000 for grassroots projects to run small-scale events and activities to celebrate the centenary of women gaining the vote. There will be three bidding rounds during 2018.
  2. Up to 30 Large Grants of between £2,000 and £125,000. These will fund projects that increase the understanding of, and engagement with, democracy, and encourage women to participate in public life. There will be two bidding rounds during 2018.

Both funds are open to organisations and activity in England only. Each of the devolved administrations has been provided additional funding to celebrate the centenary in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and are making their own arrangements.

DERBY THEATRE - PRODUCER, IN GOOD COMPANY AND SENIOR PRODUCER
https://www.derbytheatre.co.uk/about-us/careers/current-vacancies

Derby Theatre and partners seek a dynamic and knowledgeable Creative Producer to develop and build on our In Good Company artist development programme with funding from the European Regional Development Fund under the D2N2 Big House Project.

You will need an understanding of how to support new artists, to have strong industry connections and good programming skills.  We are looking for someone who is an excellent team player and also able to take a creative lead.  You will work closely with Derby Theatre’s Artistic Director, Head of Learning, and the Big House Project Manager.

DEADLINE: 16 FEBRUARY

National Rural Touring Forum and China Plate seek artists to perform at New Directions 2018 showcase festival.

New Directions 2018 will bring together rural touring schemes, venues, voluntary promoters and artists to sample shows, see work, share experiences with other promoters and broaden their knowledge of work available. It also offers theatre companies the opportunity to highlight the quality and style of their work by participating in the showcase festival, programmed by independent producing studio China Plate and hosted by the National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF), the membership organization for rural touring schemes, with Live & Local, a rural & community touring scheme covering parts of the East and West Midlands.

For the showcase we are seeking entertaining, surprising and stimulating performance reflecting the best of contemporary theatre, performance and dance available for rural touring in 2019. All work featured at the showcase will be selected on the basis of quality and appropriateness for the rural market.

DEADLINE: 16 FEBRUARY

AU BRANA CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT RESIDENCY - FRANCE
http://www.aubrana.com/centre/au-brana-creative-development-residency/

As part of our commitment to the support of new work and emerging practice, each year we offer our studio spaces and dormitory accommodation for free, for a two week creative residency. We welcome applications from individuals and groups, from any performance discipline. The successful applicants will have free use of our facilities in the Gers countryside in Southern France for 8 days in late summer.

WHO CAN APPLY? Any company or group of artists (maximum 5 people) from any performance discipline that seek to undertake new work and develop their practice. This must take the form of:

  • Practical research of a new training or performance approach
  • An exchange of practice between different groups or individuals
  • A first meeting between collaborators
  • First development of a new project

DEADLINE: 28 FEBRUARY

STAGE ONE PRODUCER YEAR PLACEMENT - LEICESTER CURVE THEATRE, DUNDEE REP, EXETER NORTHCOTT AND NORTHERN STAGE
https://www.stageone.uk.com/placements

The Stage One Producer Placements offer unique hands-on training and development opportunities within established producing companies for outstanding entrepreneurial individuals.

We believe that being within a dynamic and successful company is the most important experience emerging producers need in order to hone their skills.

The placement will develop the trainee producer's knowledge through hands-on experience and increase their commercial contacts within the industry. The subsidised houses we work with will be more ambitious in their plans to exploit more of their work and ALL will acknowledge the importance of the placements, in supporting this cultural change.The appointed producers will also receive an additional bursary to allow them to travel to and from London to take part in additional mentoring and training provided by Stage One.

DEADLINE: 02 FEBRUARY

Award-winning women’s theatre company Open Clasp is looking to appoint an Assistant Producer at a very exciting time for the company. Founded in 1998, the company is part of the National Portfolio of Organisations funded by Arts Council England.

Open Clasp makes truthful, risk taking and award-winning theatre informed by the lived experiences of working class women, women disenfranchised in theatre and society, those from minority communities and women affected by the criminal justice system.

The Assistant Producer will work with our Creative Producer and Artistic Director, supporting the planning, development and implementation of strategies to increase the artistic, social and financial value of the company.

This is a unique opportunity for a creative individual who is motivated to join a thriving company making risk-taking and powerful theatre for discussion and debate.

Due to the nature of our work the post is open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

We are an inclusive organisation who is committed to attracting and recruiting diverse candidates.

DEADLINE: 14 FEBRUARY

TAKEOVER FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
https://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/page/jobs.php

The award winning TakeOver Festival is one of the best industry work experience opportunities out there for young people and has been much emulated nationally.

TakeOver is an annual festival run entirely by 12 - 26 year olds, who with support and mentoring from industry professionals, programme, produce and deliver a large scale theatre and arts festival at York Theatre Royal. Since the first ground-breaking festival in 2009 hundreds of young people have been involved in running eight successful and innovative festivals.

This year 2018 will see TakeOver Festival innovate once again as we collaborate with York Mediale to create something new and exciting in different locations across the city.

TakeOver are now recruiting for:

- Artistic Director
- Associate Director
- Festival Producer
- Head of Communications & Marketing

DEADLINE: 29 JANUARY

 
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