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Edinburgh Lab (10 week course) – 13 May – 8 July 2017

TAKING A SHOW UP TO THE FRINGE? WANT TO DEVELOP AND CRAFT YOUR SHOW WITH THEATRE AND COMEDY PROFESSIONALS?

Course 13 May-8 July with a performance on 22 July.

Working alongside our Comedy Associate, with guest artists popping in over the term and dramaturgy with our Artistic Team, this programme is designed to help artists develop their work in the run up to Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017. Whether you’re working on a solo show, a piece of writing, a comedy sketch or stand up routine, we’re here to help. Want to know more about press releases, producing, marketing, previews and re-drafting your work, look no further.

Previous guests include:
Bec Hill, Underbelly, Kelly Fogarty, Richard Gadd, Sam Simmons

Thinking of applying? Why not come to our Comedy Lab sharings on Sat 18 March to see what it’s all about, tickets available soon.

Edinburgh Plus runs as a 10 week course (May-July). We ask that participants commit to attending all 10 weeks.

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International Youth Arts Festival, Kingston

Now in it’s ninth year, the UK’s biggest open access multi-arts festival for performers aged under 27 features some of the best new work from talented rising stars from around the world.
The 10-day festival hosts around 200 events, including performances at Kingston’s famous Rose Theatre, ACT Theatre, and Market Square with free live music outdoor stage.
Events include: theatre, dance, comedy, music, visual art, spoken word, carnival procession, workshops, exhibitions and record fair.
Applications for 2017 are now closed. But highlights will include critically-acclaimed comedy blockbuster Police Cops, award-winning Young Folk musicians’ showcase, London Russian Ballet School and a multitude of quirky acts stopping off on the way to Edinburgh Fringe.
A £30 'Friends' wristband gives new drama enthusiasts 50% off up to 20 shows, as well as substantial food, bar and merchandise discounts. Email marketing@iyafestival.org.uk for info.

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Stepladder Award 2017, applications now open – d/l 26 June 2017

The award is open for companies with an established track record of producing work – either as part of a fringe festival or in a London fringe theatre or regional venue.

We welcome applications from companies with an established company who have worked together for several years and have mounted a minimum of two previous shows and are committed to developing their company and practice through mounting a first full tour over the next two years.

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AMA conference 2017: The Value of Everything – 25-27 July 2017

This year’s AMA conference will bring together 600+ arts, culture and heritage professionals in the historic city of Belfast.

AMA conference 2017 — The Value of Everything will consider relevant emerging ideas, current trends and existing practice. We have unlimited access to ideas about how we can build relationships with the public. But how do we decide what our audiences value the most?

AMA conference 2017 will help you adopt the best of the new and adapt the old to maximise your impact and grow your audiences. This is a chance to hear from a range of sector leaders, spark new ideas, learn from inspiring case studies and catch up with old friends and meet new ones. You’ll return to the office with a growing network and full of ideas to share with your team.

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Arts Course Directory, Arts Professional

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever” said Mahatma Gandhi.

It’s a great principle, and one that pays dividends for arts professionals. Which is why we’re relaunching our Conferences, Training & Events section to include a broader spread of learning opportunities.

As well as continuing to bring you news of professional development events aimed at helping you to unlock your talent, we have curated an online searchable database of relevant accredited courses being delivered by education providers in the UK and beyond.

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Seed Funding Open Call, house – d/l 28th April 2017

Our next seed funding round is now open. We are looking for ideas in the early stages of development for these awards of £3000-£8000.

This time round we will be focusing on projects from BAME theatre makers and expect a significant proportion of the awards we make to reflect this.

The deadline for seed funding applications is 10am Friday 28 April 2017.

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Up to £10,000 of extra funding for individual artists

Supporting a dynamic and captivating English arts scene

We want to discover England’s most exciting individual artists – artists who are bringing something to their local community or the people and communities around them.

With the support of the Arts Council England, we have £125,000 of extra funding to put towards crowdfunding projects run by individual artists.Do you have an artistic project or an idea that will benefit the people around you? If so, you could get up to £10,000 extra funding towards your crowdfunding project.

 

Supporting a dynamic and captivating English arts scene

We want to discover England’s most exciting individual artists - artists who are bringing something to their local community or the people and communities around them.

With the support of the Arts Council England, we have £125,000 of extra funding to put towards crowdfunding projects run by individual artists.Do you have an artistic project or an idea that will benefit the people around you? If so, you could get up to £10,000 extra funding towards your crowdfunding project.

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Business in the Community Diversity Benchmark

What is the Business in the Community Diversity Benchmark?
The Business in the Community Diversity Benchmark measures age, gender and race workplace diversity. The benchmark is a management tool to help organisations evaluate their performance, including peer comparisons, and inform evidence-based decision-making around workplace diversity.

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Progression: Artist Support, Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre

Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre are looking for emerging and early career artists to support through their Progression programme. Progression supports creative young people, as well as emerging and early career artists, to develop their skills, artistic practice and careers.

The project offers various forms of support, including space, mentoring, performance opportunities, producing and production support and general advice. There is no formal application procedure, but artists and companies should contact Chris Williams – chris@glypt.co.uk – for an initial discussion. You are advised to send some information about your practice, what you are currently working on and what support you are looking for. This will help us to decide whether or not your work might be a good fit with the organisation, and if we are able to support you. We also recommend inviting us to see your work where possible.

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ITC Arts Training Timetable

These training courses are designed to provide you with the toolkit of essential skills and specialist knowledge needed to run a performing arts company successfully.

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Storytelling Masterclass with Cardboard Citizens – Sunday 12th March 2017

What you will learn

Learn skills in making theatre from renowned Forum Theatre and storytelling experts Cardboard Citizens. Find out more about how they work and their approach to working with marginalised people and how to develop your own Forum theatre.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Understand the theory and practice of Forum Theatre
  • Have awareness of how to create and perform in an interactive Forum Theatre production
  • Apply Forum Theatre techniques in your own practice
  • Be confident in storytelling and performance techniques

Cost

Full fee £40

Concession fee £30

Senior fee £35

Learn skills in making theatre from renowned Forum Theatre and storytelling experts Cardboard Citizens. Find out more about how they work and their approach to working with marginalised people and how to develop your own Forum theatre.

By the end of the course you will be able to

Understand the theory and practice of Forum Theatre
Have awareness of how to create and perform in an interactive Forum Theatre production
Apply Forum Theatre techniques in your own practice
Be confident in storytelling and performance techniques
Cost

Full fee £40

Concession fee £30

Senior fee £35

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Arts Oasis International Residency for Performers – 25th May-1st June 2017

We believe that performers all over the world belong to “one huge small world” speaking the universal “intercultural” language, and need to meet each other to refresh energies, find new collaborations, share creative ideas and have great fun!

For this we have created Arts Oasis Residency!

Arts Oasis is the annual international residential lab for performing arts practitioners from different countries working in various techniques, genres and styles. This creative residency is open to dancers, choreographers, actors and contemporary circus performers with professional stage experience, multidisciplinary artists passionate and inspired by movement, dance and Physical Theatre, interested in practical research of contemporary performance practice together with colleagues from all over the world.

Arts Oasis residency means:

  • international epicentre for meeting like-minded artists, new discoveries and creative inspiration;
  • safe environment for creative risks and exploring new ideas;
  • platform for exchange and network, potential future artistic collaborations and firm creative partnerships.
To apply for participation, please fill in the online Application Form.
If you have questions about this program, please contact iugte.projects@gmail.com

Monastero Santa Croce - Tuscany, Italy

We believe that performers all over the world belong to "one huge small world" speaking the universal “intercultural” language, and need to meet each other to refresh energies, find new collaborations, share creative ideas and have great fun!

For this we have created Arts Oasis Residency!

Arts Oasis is the annual international residential lab for performing arts practitioners from different countries working in various techniques, genres and styles. This creative residency is open to dancers, choreographers, actors and contemporary circus performers with professional stage experience, multidisciplinary artists passionate and inspired by movement, dance and Physical Theatre, interested in practical research of contemporary performance practice together with colleagues from all over the world.

Participation is by application. If you have questions about this program, please contact iugte.projects@gmail.com

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