Homegrown – Artist Development Programme Call Out
Home for Waifs And Strays are proud to present
An artist development project run by Home For Waifs And Strays and supported by Jerwood Charitable Trust and Arts Council England. The project is designed to develop and showcase some of the amazing talent that the West Midlands has to offer.
This is an exciting opportunity for artists/performers/creative practitioners from across the West Midlands to:
• Spend four months developing new work
• Receive mentoring from some of the most innovative and exciting live artists currently working in the UK.
• Have access to rehearsal space in a Birmingham City Central venue.
• Receive support from the Directors of Home For Waifs And Strays throughout to provide professional practise guidance and advice.
• Attend talks on making, documenting, producing and funding from experts in these fields.
• Perform your work in development across four venues in the UK.
• Receive £100 for each performance (£400 total) plus documentation of your work.
Each artist will be paired with a mentor for 8 hours of mentoring throughout the duration of the project. Home For Waifs And Strays are very excited to be able to announce that the mentors will be:
Lauren Barri Holstein
Madeleine Botet De Lacaze.
Ria Jade Hartley
Martin O Brien
The artists selected will have four performance dates to show their work at the various stages of development at our partnering venues:
27th May Little Wolf Parade Nottingham
11th June Steak House Live London
22nd July Live Art Bistro Leeds
9th September Vivid Projects Birmingham
8th June Producing by Aaron Wright
13th July Documentation by Manuel Vason
10th August Making by Ria Jade Hartley
17th August Funding by Helga Henry
Each artist will also receive £100 per performance plus travel and accommodation (where required) for the touring performances in as well as documentation of their work.
What Are We Looking For?
Home For Waifs And Strays are looking for emerging and early career artists/performers/creative practitioners making or wanting to make work that is live and innovative.
Applicants can be from any background but must not be currently in full or part time education.
All forms of live art and performance are eligible
We want people that have a desire to challenge their art form.
The work created should be new.
This opportunity is only open to artists living in the West Midlands.
Applicants must be able to make all the dates as set out in the application pack.
The application form plus information about eligibility, dates, venues and more can be found in the application pack. To request one please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications is noon 22nd April 2016