Family Friendly Outdoor Arts Scratch Commission

Published: Wed 18 Dec 2013


Circulate is a 3 year funded programme focussing on outdoor arts in outer London boroughs and is funded through Arts Council England strategic touring programme. artsdepot is a host partner alongside The Albany, Watermans, Tara Arts, Harrow Arts Centre and Millfield Theatre. Additional partners are Emergency Exit Arts, the Mayor of London’s office and The Audience Agency.

In 2014, artsdepot is looking to support a scratch idea for a new piece of outdoor arts and to develop a productive working relationship with the selected artist/company as we approach our ten year anniversary. artsdepot is seeking ideas for a new family friendly outdoor arts commission. The commission fee for this new scratch idea is £3,000 inclusive plus mentoring and training. The idea must be for a new work and not something that has previously received any research support.

Timeframe: the scratch idea needs to be ready to share by summer 2014. artsdepot will supply rehearsal space and technical advice in kind to develop the scratch idea. Circulate will provide mentoring and training for the chosen artist/company.

Please send in a submission document of no more than 2 sides of A4 outlining the following:

• The family friendly outdoor arts scratch idea that you would like to explore
• An outline of the artistic team
• A breakdown of the £3,000 budget
• If you have not previously created work outside, please also outline your approach to working outdoors and how this scratch commission will inform your practice.

Together with:
• A copy of your CV and a link to an example of your work.

Applications should be sent to clearly stating 'Scratch Commission' in the subject line no later than midday on Thursday 23 January 2014.

Fee: £3,000 inclusive

Deadline for submissions: Midday, Thursday 23 January 2014
Interviews: Wednesday 29 January 2014
Commission announced: February 2014

Sharing dates of the scratch ideas dates are to be confirmed (there is an opportunity to share the work in up to 6 outer London locations for feedback)

Future opportunities: In 2015 there may be an opportunity for this commission to receive further investment to realise a full production of the scratch idea if it is of interest to the wider circulate consortium.

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