Artist Call Out: Commissioning Opportunity

Strike A Light, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham, Hawkwood and Lives of Colour are offering a unique seed commissioning opportunity for a Black artist or Black led company to develop a piece of touring work. The commission aims to support a piece of performance to be an example of excellence in touring that has the potential to reach a diverse audience.

The commission will include:

  • £3,000 cash investment to develop the work
  • Two residencies: one with Everyman Theatre Cheltenham on 2nd – 7th September and one with Strike A Light at Hawkwood on 23rd  – 27th September 2019 to develop the work.

Hawkwood residency will include rehearsal space, accommodation and full board for up to 5 artists.
Everyman Theatre residency will include studio rehearsal space and a £500 contribution towards travel/ accommodation/ food costs.
Please note additional artistic fees will not be offered for these weeks.

  • Opportunities to share the work in progress with audiences at Strike A Light festival in October 2019 and the potential for previewing or programming finished work with Strike A Light in Spring 2020.
  • 3 days face to face support from Strike A Light / Everyman Theatre producers in the lead up to and during the residencies
  • 3 half days of fundraising support from the Strike A Light team
  • Support in engaging industry professionals in the development and sharing of the work
  • Opportunities to engage directly with diverse audiences and explore and test wraparound activity

The full commission details are available to download here.

How to Apply

  1. Please download and read through the commission call out in full here.
  2. Please download and complete the application form here.

You can apply by submitting a completed application form to info@strikealightfestival.org.uk with ‘ Commission’ in the subject line. Please note: we will not accept CVs. If you have access needs and would like to apply in a different format please contact us.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the commission before making an application please email info@strikealightfestival.org.uk

Deadline for applications is 21st April 2019

Photo Credit: Foteini Christofilopoulou for Uchenna Dance The Head Wrap Diaries – Fierce and Free. Performer: Daniella May.

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