Call out for members of the house international working group

house is collaborating with caravan to build international relationships that enrich the network. We are seeking 6 to 10 programmers from venues across the house network to form an international working group. This group will help plan and guide how we work internationally over the next 2 years.

This collaboration focuses on expanding the network's international presence to aid the identification of international tours and exploring funding and creative opportunities that foster sustainable connections. Throughout this, a firm dedication to environmentally conscious practices remains at the forefront of our approach.

Purpose of the international working group:

  • Build confidence in programming work from overseas and collaborations with international partners.
  • Assist in identifying potential international tours for the house network.
  • Establish partnerships with international organisations and artists for collaborative, creative opportunities such as residencies and co-productions.
  • Collaborate with us to identify areas for resource development for the network and the wider sector that supports international working.
  • Create opportunities for peer to peer learning and support related to international working.

Requirements

We are looking to recruit a range of venues that represent the breadth and diversity of house’ membership - no venue is considered too big or too small to apply. The opportunity is open to NPOs as well as non-NPOs. Previous experience of working internationally is not required, rather an enthusiasm and a commitment to do so through the venue you work for.

Commitment

We expect that the working group will meet twice per year, either in person or online. Additionally, members will have opportunities to attend international festivals and events, although not all members will necessarily attend every trip. We anticipate convening the first meeting in Spring 2024 with trips to attend Brighton International Festival in May and Cork Midsummer Festival in June.

house will cover the travel, ticket and accommodation costs of these trips. However, your organisation will be responsible for covering your per diems and salary. If your venue receives regular funding to support international relationship building we may ask that you contribute towards the expenses associated with festival visits.

There is an expectation that recommendations for programming and collaborations are made in the spirit of generosity under which house works; that the individual benefit does not supersede the benefit to the larger network. That said, there may be intervention funds available to support the further development of international collaborations that could potentially tour across the house network.

Selection process:

Selections for the working group will be made on the basis of your application and to ensure a balanced, representative group is formed.

We will contact all applicants with an outcome by mid-December.

Please complete the below application form by Monday 13th November. If you would like a chat before applying then please get in touch by emailing katy.snelling@farnhammaltings.com.

project partners

house southeast theatre network

house is a venue network and touring initiative based in the South East of England. It supports venues to improve the range, quality and scale of theatre presented across South East England and exists to build the audience for contemporary theatre across the region.

caravan

caravan is Farnham Maltings’ international strand which helps theatre and performance artists/companies, producers and arts organisations to think and work internationally

farnham maltings

farnham maltings is a cultural organisation, based in south west surrey, that works locally, nationally and internationally to encourage people to participate in, shape and understand the world in which we live. It manages projects such as house and caravan.