Making Space is a residency programme supporting young artists aged 18 - 25 from across art-forms who want to develop their own theatre piece. The Making Space residency offers time, space and guidance, leading up to a work-in-progress presentation as part of Light The Blue Festival in Aberdeen in June.
The residency is open to solo artists or collectives of 2 or 3 aged between 18 - 25, interested in making performance work. This can be across any genre: in no particular order this could be... devised performance, new writing or re-imagining existing texts, solo performance, spoken word, physical theatre, dance and visual theatre, contemporary circus [although aerial work is not possible at this time], live art, durational performance... and anything in between.
Any theatre maker can apply – you might identify as a performer, director, poet, playwright, choreographer, designer, devisor, live-artist, performance artist... or something else.
We are particularly interested in working with young artists of colour, identify as disabled or are from working class backgrounds.
We want you to succeed, and we want you to ask questions, to use the space and work in new ways and to develop your art and your practice.
Registration is now closed
Applicants invited to interview will be notified by Tuesday 26 March 6pm
Interviews and group workshop will take place on Monday 1 April 11:30am - 6pm in Aberdeen
Residency sessions will run every Friday 12 April - Friday 7 June
Performances will premiere in and Aberdeen Performing Arts venue to a public audience as part of Light The Blue Festival on Thursday 13 June
I grew up on the West Coast of Scotland in the village of Renton and after graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2004 have had the opportunity to work across Scotland's varied and beautiful landscape in addition to venturing further afield. My career spans a broad portfolio of projects in a variety mediums including solo performances, collaborating with communities and programming national festivals. At the heart of my work is the desire to make space for conversation through creative action.
Companies I have collaborated with include the National Theatre of Scotland, Southbank Centre, The Touring Network, Platform Glasgow, Imaginate, Perth Theatre and Horsecross Arts, Lyra, Mammalian Diving Reflex and Nic Green.
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