Alongside our recently announced Online Collaborative space project I just wanted to highlight a couple of interesting artists in residence and festival opportunities which have imminent deadlines 

The Kiln - Volcano scheme to support young and emerging artist

Volcano are launching a new scheme for supporting young and emerging artists and companies. Have a look at the link below. The scheme is open to all performing / live artists and companies based in Wales especially those living and working in South / West Wales.

Deadline 1st March


Artist in Residence - Unexpected Collaborations - Bridging the Gaps & Taliesin Arts Centre 

Have you ever thought about the connections and collaborations that might exist across academic disciplines? How could glaciologists and Egyptologists work together? What’s the link between gerontology, nano-health and cultural and political studies?

With a thriving, dynamic and diverse academic community, Swansea University’s Bridging the Gaps programme wishes to appoint an artist -, or artists - in-residence to bring new dimensions and interpretations to the way researchers explore, collaborate and undertake interdisciplinary research. 

To encourage the broadest possible interest we’re not prescribing a set of expected outcomes. Instead, through your application, we’d like to know from you the areas you’d be interested to engage and work with. How would you like to work with us?

We anticipate £15,000 being available to cover all costs and expenses. However, depending upon the number and quality of applications we receive, this amount could be increased or more than one artist engaged. We are not precluding joint bids.

A full brief and an outline of the selection process is available from Andrea Buck, BTG Programme Manager,

Closing date for applications: 5pm Thursday 1 March, 2012


BE Festival - Birmingham

Companies from across Europe can apply to perform at BE FESTIVAL. You can apply either with a finished show or with a piece that is still in development. Performances at BE can be no longer than 30 minutes, so some pieces may need to be adapted. The ethos of the festival is to cross borders, so we will programme daring and imaginative work that can reach audiences of all linguistic backgrounds.

Selected companies will be provided with accommodation, meals, transport in Birmingham, workshops, feedback and opportunities for professional development. A jury of theatre and dance professionals will award 5 main prizes at BE FESTIVAL. One company will be awarded £1500, a rehearsal residency and a full production of their work in Birmingham the following year. Another company will be supported on a European tour. 3 Further companies will be supported on a UK tour.

Of the 15 companies who performed at BE 2011, 10 have been programmed at other venues and festivals since – including London International Mime Festival, the Barbican, the South Bank Centre, the Lowry, Leeds Carriageworks, Bilbao ACT Festival, Sarajevo MESS Festival and Fabrica Movimentos in Porto.

We do not pay a fee or fund travel to Birmingham, but we can advise you in finding funding.

To apply, you will need to send a video of your work in rehearsal or performance (ideally as a link) and a fully-completed application form.

closing date this Friday 

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