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AMA Conference 2018, Liverpool – 24-26 July 2018

AMA conference hits Liverpool Tuesday 24 July to Thursday 26 July 2018 — join hundreds of other arts, culture and heritage professionals in this vibrant and exciting city for two and half days of exploration, learning and inspiration.

You’ll gain new ideas, a renewed energy for your work and gather great insights. There will be plenty of opportunities to network with like-minded people and make new connections.

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AMA Digital Marketing Day, London – 1 December 2017

How do we make ourselves so irresistible that audiences seek us out, instead of the other way around? What’s the role of storytelling and how do we harness digital technologies to tell stories, build trust and connect with our audiences?

At this year’s Digital Marketing Day we’ll be exploring our relationships with our audiences. Audiences as consumers, as content providers, audiences as broadcasters.

This full day event brings together speakers from the arts, creative and tech sectors to explore the latest digital developments and how they could fire up our audience relationships. Together, we’ll share practical case studies and challenge existing ways of thinking. You’ll leave the day feeling inspired and challenged, ready to try out new ideas.

Cost:

AMA member rate: £158 + VAT
Non-member rate: £219 + VAT

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MoCapLAB: Explore realtime motion capture on stage.

How can you use real-time motion capture technology to re-imagine what's possible on stage?

The Old Market, working in partnership with New Theatre Royal Portsmouth and The School of Creative Technologies at Portsmouth University, are offering theatre companies some funded time to explore the tech and, hopefully, start to imagine what can be possible. Our ambition is to allow creative teams time to play and think big about what this technology can facilitate.

This is a space to explore emerging technology without the stress of production cycles - consider it more early stage R&D or proof of concept. What might this character need to be able to do? How could we animate non-humanoid characters or emotions on stage? How can we creatively explore the relationship between a live actor and one performing through avatar?

11-15 Sept.
For established small / midscale theatre companies.
Fully funded opportunity (1wk x residency, technical support, expenses)

Full details on our blog. Deadline for application is 11 August.

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Dance Creates | a conference exploring young people’s voice in dance choreography and performance – 26 October 2017

A northern conference for anyone interested or involved in dance for young people, exploring young people’s voice in dance choreography and performance.

Featuring Channel 4’s Random Acts North, One Dance UK, National Youth Dance Company, Vincent Dance Theatre

+ international guests Dirk De Lathauwer (Fabuleus), Michael Keegan-Dolan (Artistic Director, TeacDamsa (formerly Fabulous Beast) & Guest Artistic Director, National Youth Dance Company 2015-16) and more…

Hear directly from young people
Watch new work
Refresh your practice

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Residential course: Essentials of Marketing, UK Theatre – 12-17 November 2017

UK Theatre’s flagship marketing and management residential courses return this November, at Waddow Hall in Clitheroe, a 17th Century manor house overlooking the River Ribble and set in 178 acres of enchanting Lancashire countryside.

This is one of two residential courses: Essentials of Marketing and Effective Management & Leadership.

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London Devised Theatre Intensive – 15-17 October 2017

We invite theatre makers from all disciplines, backgrounds and countries to take part in a two week workshop in London this October. We envision this year’s workshop as the launch of an annual programme that will take place in cities around the world. The aim of the Devised Theatre Intensive is to inspire theatre makers, raise the profile of devised theatre, and foster international connections.

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no strings attached, Farnham Maltings – d/l 18 October 2017

no strings attached is a grant scheme to help young people make their first piece of theatre. Grants of between £500 and £1000 are available to young people from across the south-east region. The grant is for anyone aged between 18 and 25 who hasn’t previously received a grant for the arts.

Applicants can apply as an individual or as part of a group. Should you be successful you will also be paired with a professional mentor.

If your project is suitable will be invited to present your idea to a panel of arts professionals and young people on 25th October 2017 in Farnham. Please note places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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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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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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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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