Yr Odyn and Volcano
Yr Odyn is a unique scheme from Volcano designed to support emerging artists and new companies in Wales. Through the scheme, Volcano not only guides existing projects and ideas, but encouragse a thorough process of discovery and creativity that will enable artists to examine their own practice and realize their potential with courage, ambition and integrity. Volcano has drawn on its extensive experience, unique working methods and excellent resources to create a developmental opportunity that demands real engagement from its participants in return for its transformative effect on their thinking and practice.
Yr Odyn is based in Volcano's headquarters in The Iceland Building on Swansea High Street. The opportunities the company offers as part of the scheme include free access to practical rehearsal and development space, one-to-one coaching and mentoring, guidance in arts management, as well as more informal opportunities to meet with partners and Associate Artists. There will also be opportunities to participate in creative events and gatherings organized by Volcano throughout the duration of the scheme.
Volcano’s team includes people whose expertise includes directing, devising, research and development, movement, voice, creative writing, design, critical theory, teaching, administration, marketing, copywriting, fundraising, IT and technical support.
Who is the Scheme for?
Yr Odyn is open to all Wales-based young and/or emerging artists and companies who would benefit from the scheme by mentoring, coaching, creative input and arts marketing support as well as free access to rehearsal, performance, exhibition and workshop space.
Volcano has on-site rehearsal, performance and exhibition spaces, plus public and private meeting areas. As part of Yr Odyn this is available to artists and companies for exploration and research in the early stages of creation. Office space and a range of IT resources are also available on-site.
Each recipient of the Yr Odyn Award will benefit from:
Mentoring, Coaching, Business Development/Administration surgeries, Use of Facilities, and £500 expenses.
Visit www.volcanotheatre.co.uk and download the application pdf, email or post your application to Volcano Theatre.
Deadline is 6th February 2015
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