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MA Directing Circus- Bath Spa University by Circomedia

Launched in September of last year, this is the first Masters course of its kind anywhere in the world. It was developed to address a recognised need across the global circus community to create and support a new kind of performance director – one who is aware of the possibilities and limitations of using circus in an artistic context. Our inaugural cohort have been working with Bim Mason, Circomedia’s Artistic and Education Director, as well as other Circomedia staff and industry professionals such as Charlotte Mooney of Ockham’s Razor and Sean Gandini. In December the MA students worked with the Year 1 Degree students on Circomedia’s first collaborative show.

We will be hosting an Open Evening for the MA on Thursday 1st March at Portland Square for anyone interested in applying. There will be the opportunity to talk with Bim and ask lots of questions about the course, before watching Alula Cyr’s performance of Hyena and then taking part in a discussion with Bim and the cast about directing circus. The event will begin at 6.15pm, if you or anyone you know would like to attend then please email info@circomedia.com

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Catalyst Commission – SICK! Festival – d/l 12 February 2018

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.

The offer
Successful applicants will benefit from:
• £2,000 – £6,000 commission*
• Residency time with technical support and accommodation
• Dramaturgical support from SICK! Festival’s highly experienced creative team
• Professional support in developing applications to other funders for the development of the project
• Opportunities to collaborate with academic, clinical or other professionals and individuals with personal experience of the subject addressed
• Opportunities to premiere the finished work within SICK! Festival 2019

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Company Development Manager & Art Producer, Open Clasp – d/l 31 January 2018

Carly McConnell is migrating to Creative Producer with Open Clasp and we are now looking for our next new Company Development Manager. In addition to this, we are very excited to announce that we have raised funds to bring an Assistant Producer to the company - increasing our capacity so we can continue in our quest to Change The World, One Play at a Time.

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

Due to the nature of our work both posts are 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.

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Placements – Stage One d/l 2nd Feb

PRODUCER PLACEMENT - APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
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, and in the past have placed trainee producers in companies such as Sonia Friedman Productions, Mark Rubinstein Ltd, James Seabright Productions, Headlong, Playful Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group.

LONDON COMMERICAL PLACEMENT
This unique placement aims to identify, develop and support the most ambitious and promising emerging producers by providing them with hands-on training in the West End. The placements are involved in all aspects of production and ideally will work on two or more shows opening in the West End or going out on tour. We aim for each Trainee Producer to do 2 x 6 month placements in different producing offices to expose them to many different types and scales of work. Successful candidates will be added to our pool of London Trainee Producers and will be placed in our partner producing offices at times that suit their availability throughout the year.

London hosts will be announced imminently.

Applications close on Friday 2nd February - to apply please log in or sign up to access current opportunities.
REGIONAL PLACEMENT

We are delighted to announce that our hosts for 2018 are; Leicester Curve Theatre, Dundee Rep, Exeter Northcott and Northern Stage!

Host organisations will expose placements to high quality, potentially commercial work and allow them to develop the commercial aspirations of the organisation through co-productions, touring and/or transfers. The placement will develop the trainee producer's knowledge through hands-on experience and increase their commerical 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.

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Calling all artists and makers- Open for Arts d/l 7th Feb

Dear artists, makers, designers, explorers, performers, innovators, walkers and talkers
We are planning our fifth Open for Art Festival from Friday 6 July until Sunday 8 July and we want to hear from you. We are looking for all sorts of ideas and there are many ways to be involved from submitting a piece of art work for exhibition, to a performance or workshop and to all kinds of things in between.

This year Jelly is celebrating its Silver Jubilee as well as this being the fifth year of Open for Art and we are looking to showcase the brilliant and outstanding work created in Reading. Last year was a celebration of art and design, from Lucienne Day to Frida Kahlo, we had live music, talks, walks, breakfast, cocktails and workshops for all ages and abilities - for a review of the wonderful things that happened last year, you can download a map here.

This year includes an event where artists will be taking over Broad Street for one day in a new partnership project - more details to be revealed soon. We would love you to be involved in Open for Art 2018 so we are hosting 'An Open Call Session' on Tuesday 30 January at our studios in Broad Street Mall from 1 - 3pm. Feel free to pop along and find out more about how we can support you or how to volunteer. If you are coming, please do let us know so we have enough biscuits.

Once you know how you want to be involved, let us know.
To be considered for the artists trail or if you want to run an event during Open for Art 2018, please send an expression of interest by Wednesday 7 February to suzanne@jelly.org.uk

To volunteer during the event email us by Wednesday 7 February to alexandra@jelly.org.uk so that we know how many of our excellent t-shirts we will need.

Key Dates:
An Open Call Session - Tuesday 30 January, 1 - 3pm. Jelly Studios
Expressions of Interest for Open for Art 2018 - Wednesday 7 February
Open for Art - Friday 6 - Sunday 8 July 2018

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Fundraising Officer, The Rural Life Centre d/l 9th Feb

The Rural Life Centre wishes to offer an exciting opportunity for the right applicant to become a key mover in the next phase of the museum's
development.

Our collection of over 40,000 artifacts gives visitors a feel of rural and village life from the 18th century through to the mid twentieth century.

We plan to greatly expand our offering to draw in greater numbers of visitors and to do so we must update our facilities and visitor experience.

We're already planning our new centre with offices, education spaces, archive and visitor facilities to attract and satisfy new visitors.

We need a dynamic and experienced member of staff with relevant fundraising to secure the funding needed to take the museum forward into this new and exciting phase of it's life.

Do you have experience of securing funding from HLF, local and national grant making bodies and corporate donors? Could you lead in the securing of multi-million pound funding to springboard our museum into the next fifty years?

Please send your CV to info@rural-life.org.uk with a covering letter explaining how you can be part of our team with any portfolio material of past achievements

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Stage One Producer Placement, Dundee Rep Theatre d/l 2nd Feb

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, and in the past have placed trainee producers in companies such as Sonia Friedman Productions, Mark Rubinstein Ltd, James Seabright Productions, Headlong, Playful Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group.

In 2017, we funded 6 commercial placements and 4 regional placements. Each role requires the candidates to have at least 1-2 years’ experience as a (fringe/small scale) producer and be able to demonstrate a dedication to a career as an independent commercial theatre producer.

Apply for a placement

Host organisations will expose placements to high quality, potentially commercial work and allow them to develop the commercial aspirations of the organisation through co-productions, touring and/or transfers. 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.

To apply to the Producer Placements, you'll need to become a Stage One member. Becoming a member offers you opportunities and resources, as well as allowing you to build your own Producer profile. It's completely free to sign up, so what are you waiting for!

Applications are open until Friday 2nd February

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Developing Practice Bursaries Round Two, Dance Hub Birmingham d/l 22nd Feb

 

 

Following the success of Round 1 in Autumn 2017 where 4 West Midlands artists received investment, Dance Hub Birmingham is delighted to announce its second round of Developing Practice Bursaries for artists, producers, curators and dance sector professionals who are based in Birmingham or the West Midlands (Black Country, Coventry, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire) and will be developing their career and delivering or presenting work in the region.

Investment Priorities

We are keen to support those who would not otherwise have the opportunity to access professional development and/or experience work that will impact on their future practice with a bursary of up to £2,000. Up to 4 bursaries will be available in this round.

If you are an employee of an organisation you are able to apply, but must do so as an individual. You will be asked to confirm that your organisation supports your application.

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Be part of -Offbeat festival d/l 29th Jan

Offbeat 2018 takes place 22 - 30 June.
Offbeat is a festival of brand new theatre, comedy, dance, spoken word, family shows and more, in the heart of Oxford. It's a mini Edinburgh Fringe. It's a blind date with a show you might fall in love with. It's the perfect place to trial new work.
We are seeking applications for exciting and innovative new shows, ready to show to an Oxford audience.
Application deadline: 9am, Monday 29 January 2018.
This can be a brand new piece that you wish to preview or a production that has been performed before but is on its debut tour. We will carefully curate a rich and varied programme from the submissions we receive. The festival will cover many art forms including theatre, dance, comedy, music and spoken word. We are happy to receive applications for final stages of work in progress showings.

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Seeking Disability sector champions for 2018

Are you a business leader? Are you passionate about accessibility? Do you want to encourage culture change within UK business? If your answer to these questions is yes, you could be one of the next Disability Sector Champions.

The Office for Disability Issues is seeking disability sector champions in 6 new sectors.

In February 2017, 11 sector champions were announced who are using their influential status as leaders in their sectors to drive improvements to the accessibility, and quality, of services and facilities in their sector.

However, while these champions have all made great progress on this agenda in their respective sectors, there is much more to do to provide equal opportunities and choice for disabled people across the whole of society.

So, we are issuing a call for business people to become sector champions initially for a year, in each of the following sectors:

trains
technology
insurance
fashion
leisure – pubs, restaurants and so on
arts and culture – for example, theatre, cinema, museums
It is our hope that these Champions will become a catalyst for change. We need champions who are ambitious, passionate and dynamic, with strong networks and the ability to reach out to a wide range of organisations and to create momentum for change.

We would be grateful for expressions of interest from people who are ready for this challenge, and would welcome the opportunity to work within their sector and beyond to deliver on these goals.

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Stopgap Dance Company Taster workshops – spring 2018

This spring we are running a series of taster workshops for potential candidates of our relaunched Apprentice Company, Sg2.

Come along to one of several sessions being held throughout January, February and March 2018 in Holland in Den Haag, and in the UK in Eastleigh, Ipswich, London and Taunton.

Auditions for Sg2 dancers will then be held in April 2018 and the new company will start working together from September 2018.

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Apply for the Let Award- Les Enfants Terribles d/l 21st January

Apply to win:
- A £1,000 cash injection.
- A guaranteed slot at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 with Pleasance.
- Industry mentoring from Les Enfants Terribles.
The LET Award is open to original work (newly written, devised or adapted), and productions of existing material are not eligible. Works must not yet have been fully produced or performed, although works in development which may have had an R&D showcase opportunity will be considered.
10 applicants will be chosen to perform at a showcase event on the 2nd March, where two winners will be chosen!
Applications for the LET Award close on 21st January at 5pm.
Information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on our website.

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Call Out to Artists for NEW DIRECTIONS Showcase- d/l 5pm on 16th February 2018.

We are looking for bold and exciting work from a diverse range of artists – performances and people that reflect and celebrate the best of Britain and beyond and we welcome applications from all disciplines undertaking innovative work including theatre, physical theatre, digital art, dance, spoken word and circus arts.
Deadline for applications is 5pm on 16th February 2018.
On the 26th, 27th and 28th June 2018 the National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF) and Live & Local (the Rural & Community Touring Scheme covering parts of the East and West midlands) will host the bi-annual rural touring showcase festival, New Directions.
Taking place at Worcester University, this event brings together those involved in managing rural touring networks, rural touring promoters and crucially artists who together make possible over 3000 shows each year which are seen by over 220,000 people.
New Directions 2018 will enable touring schemes, venues and voluntary promoters to sample shows, see work, share experiences with other promoters and broaden their knowledge of work available. It is also a fabulous opportunity for companies to highlight the quality and style of their work and creates an opportunity to talk directly with touring schemes and start meaningful relationships and dialogue.
About New Directions 2018
China Plate have been engaged to curate a programme of work over three days showcasing a range of entertaining, surprising and stimulating performance reflecting the best of contemporary theatre, performance and dance available for rural touring in 2019.
The aim is twofold:
1) To introduce delegates to high quality work by artists whose work is moving in an exciting new direction - some artists they’ll know well and some they may never have met or seen before;
2) To introduce the wonderful world of rural touring to some artists and companies who’ve never encountered or experienced it.
Take Part
All work featured at the showcase will be selected based on quality and appropriateness for the rural market.
We are looking for bold and exciting work from a diverse range of artists – performances and people that reflect and celebrate the best of Britain and beyond and we welcome applications from all disciplines undertaking innovative work including theatre, physical theatre, digital art, dance, spoken word and circus arts.
New Directions 2018 will not be a showcase for bands or musicians.
We are particularly looking for companies and artists who fall into one or more of the following categories:
• Artists and companies at all levels of experience and longevity keen to be introduced to the rural touring networks;
• Companies already known to the network whose practice is moving in a new and exciting direction.
The showcase programme will be selected by a working group of China Plate, Live & Local, Worcester University Drama Dept. and the National Rural Touring Forum. They will prioritise companies that are developing work ready to tour to UK rural venues following New Directions from Autumn 2018 through to Autumn 2019.
The working group are particularly looking for tour ready work however a limited number of shows in development will also be considered.
We are keen to hear from artists and companies who are not currently making work for rural touring, but who have a genuine desire to engage with rural audiences, and to change or adapt how they work to become suitable for rural touring.
All participating artists/companies will be offered a small showcasing fee to cover expenses.
Eligibility
The programme will include work presented as a pitch or in excerpt; no full shows will be presented. Companies and their shows, wishing to be considered must be:
• Available to showcase an extract not more than 20 minutes on 25, 26 or 27 June 2018;
• Have a genuine desire to engage with rural touring during 2018, 2019, 2020;
• Suitable for rural touring – size, cost, technical, genre, themes- or be interested in changing and adapting how they work to become suitable for rural touring.
How to Apply
Complete the online application form at this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Z9QF2KD which will close at 5 pm on 16th February 2018.
All applications will be considered by a short-listing panel of China Plate, Live & Local and NRTF.
This collective will make the final decisions about the showcase shortlist by the end of March 2018, at which point unsuccessful candidates will be notified.
There will not be room in the showcase programme for every shortlisted candidate to be offered a place, but all shortlisted candidates will be kept informed of the progress of their application as the collective finalises the programme. All shortlisted candidates will be notified, and the full showcase line-up confirmed, no later than the end of April 2018.
We regret that it may not be possible to follow up all companies and that we will be unable to give feedback on the work submitted for consideration

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call for artists for the marketplace-d/l 02 Feb

caravan 2018 is a three-day showcase presenting the best new performance from England to a selection of international and national promoters and presenters, delivered by Farnham Maltings and Brighton Festival. caravan is a convivial event designed to encourage artists, commissioners, programmers and potential collaborators to explore new ways of working together, to share ambitions and to reach new audiences.

The caravan marketplace will be held on Tuesday 15 May 2018 between 10.00am and 12.00pm and is an opportunity for artists and companies to host a stand and to share information about current or future projects with approximately 60 national and international delegates. A small subsidy is available to support travel and/or access costs.

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Event Manager for Immersive Dining Events, Gingerline Ltd- d/l 31st January 2018

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Gingerline is a group of clandestine dining adventurers. We’ve been creating nights of mystery and delicious dining along the East London Overground Line since 2010. Starting out as a ‘for the love’ experiment, Gingerline has cartwheeled and cavorted across London, opening the eyes (and minds) of intrepid explorers through our growing collection of immersive dining experiences. Our out-of-this-world (but strictly top secret) experiences, which fuse together art, performance, food, drink and design, have been increasingly described as ‘the hottest tickets in town’.

Calling all EVENT MANAGERS!! We're searching for the best & brightest candidates to join our team! With your enthusiasm, experience & organisational skills, duties will include managing the smooth running of the assigned Gingerline event including event staff, finances, logistics and maintenance. The Event Manager is responsible for ensuring the Bar, Kitchen, Performance and Service teams work efficiently to deliver Gingerline successful events which are fully staffed, within set budgets, and continue to achieve a great customer experience, responding to customer feedback to continually improve the experience.Experience in performance, food/hospitality, and/or tech/IT will be huge pluses. This is a FULL-TIME role and you must be available to start ASAP, with availability of at least 3 weekends (Fri/Sat) per month. Shifts may finish after midnight and the location is on the East London Overground Line.

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