Making Space Online Festival


January – March 2021
18-25 years
Digital Residency Project

 

Making Space is Scottish Youth Theatre’s residency project for young artists ready to drive their own creative practice. Over 3 months we will be supporting 18 residencies (solos, duos, trios, and new collaborations) from a wide range of arts practices to engage in bespoke artistic development and make cross art form work for a brand new, innovative online festival. The young artists will be considering the sustainability of digital theatre in the future, looking at new ways of using digital platforms for live and recorded performances in 2021; while developing an original performance experience for diverse audiences. 


The Making Space Online Festival will take place from 18th to 20th March 2021. To attend, please register for a FREE ticket via the Eventbrite. Here you will be able to choose from one of three ticket types:
 

  • Full Festival Ticket + Festival Gift Package (limited availability)
  • Full Festival Ticket + Printed Zine (limited availability)
  • Full Festival Ticket Only (limited availability)


The festival of performanes and live events will be co-curated and delivered by Scottish Youth Theatre and a team of Young Producers. Find out who will be joining the programme as Young ProducersMentors and Resident Artists

 

Each residency includes: 
 

  • Bespoke mentorship from a professional creative specialist.

  • A small resource budget.

  • Financial support for digital access and creation.

  • Optional free 121 and group wellbeing sessions throughout the project. 

 


 

Making Space Residencies will follow one of four pathways: 
 


Solo artists will have an established performance practice in any medium.  

They will be matched with a professional mentor where we feel there is synergy in their areas of practice or enquiry. Between January and March they will be supported to develop an original piece of performance to be shared as part of the Making Space Online Festival. 
 
Artists are encouraged to consider ways in which this work might reach an audience in a COVID-safe manner: How could it use digital technologies? Could it happen outdoors at social distance? Could it be installed somewhere?  
 
Artists are expected to find their own space to work. We anticipate that for many this will be their own home. The development and mentorship process will take place remotely via digital platforms. 
 
A small budget is available for resources for each residency, to be allocated in discussion with the Scottish Youth Theatre core team. 
 


Duos will comprise two artists who have an established performance practice in any medium. They will know each other and each other’s work but may not have made work together before.  
 
They will be matched with a professional mentor where we feel there is synergy in their areas of practice or enquiry. If appropriate, the selected mentor(s) may be an established duo. Between January and March they will be supported to develop an original piece of performance to be shared as part of the Making Space online festival. 
 
Artists are encouraged to consider ways in which this work might reach an audience in a COVID-safe manner: How could it use digital technologies? Could it happen outdoors at social distance? Could it be installed somewhere? 
 
Artists are expected to find their own space to work. We anticipate that for many this will be their own home. The development and mentorship process will take place remotely via digital platforms. 
 
A small budget is available for resources for each residency, to be allocated in discussion with the Scottish Youth Theatre core team.
 


Trios will comprise three artists who have an established performance practice in any medium. They will know each other and each other’s work but may not have made work together before.  
 
They will be matched with a professional mentor where we feel there is synergy in their areas of practice or enquiry. If appropriate, the selected mentor(s) may be an established collective. Between January and March they will be supported to develop an original piece of performance to be shared as part of the Making Space online festival. 
 
Artists are expected to find their own space to work. We anticipate that for many this will be their own home. The development and mentorship process will take place remotely via digital platforms. 
 
Artists are encouraged to consider ways in which this work might reach an audience in a COVID-safe manner: How could it use digital technologies? Could it happen outdoors at social distance? Could it be installed somewhere? 
 
A small budget is available for resources for each residency, to be allocated in discussion with the Scottish Youth Theatre core team.
 


This residency pathway recognises that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on young artists’ ability to network and work together. These residency artists will be matched into duos or trios with artists they have never met before and supported by a professional mentor to create a brand new work together for scratch performance.  
 
Responding to a prompt created by the whole cohort of New Collaborators, artists will make innovative work for live or recorded media that explores the intersections between their creative practices – they will take risks, be generous, be playful.  
 
Artists are expected to find their own space to work. We anticipate that for many this will be their own home. The development and mentorship process will take place remotely via digital platforms. 
 
Artists are encouraged to consider ways in which this work might reach an audience in a COVID-safe manner: How could it use digital technologies? Could it happen outdoors at social distance? Could it be installed somewhere? 
 
A small budget is available for resources for each collaboration, to be allocated in discussion with the Scottish Youth Theatre core team.
 



Scottish Youth Theatre is committed to reducing barriers to access and promoting positive wellbeing. 

  • Audio and video applications are available.

  • We have a budget in place for Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning, and other access requirements that Residency Artists identify. 

  • We have a digital participation budget for anyone concerned about their digital connection, data or equipment.  

  • We offer all residency artists at least 2 confidential 121 therapeutic sessions with our wellbeing partner Pure Potential Scotland.  

  • This residency is flexible to suit your needs, centralising your experience in the project. If you have caring responsibilities, we are committed to any adjustments you may need

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Find out more about Making Space pre-COVID via our archive.

 



Making Space is supported by the Foyle Foundation and Creative Scotland.

 

 

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