NTW Creative Development 2019-20 opportunities - Emerging Producers / Located Residencies

Open call for Emerging Producers (deadline: Thurs 19 September 2019)

Galwad am Gynhyrchwyr Datblygol (d.c. Iau 19 Medi 2019)

Open call for Located Residencies (deadline: Fri 27 September 2019)

Galwad am Gyfnodau Preswyl ar Leoliad (d.c. Gwe 27 Medi 2019)

Emerging Producers Cynhyrchwyr Datblygol

We are looking for two Emerging Producers to join the Creative Development team, to support the development of new work through our Located Residencies programme, supported by the Creative Development team. This is an opportunity for producers with limited professional experience to develop their skills in producing, whilst growing their professional networks and helping artists to create brand new work. 

The Emerging Producers will be supported to increase their knowledge and understanding of the role of the producer, build their practical skills, contacts and experience on-the-job, while establishing enduring links with a pool of independent artists. They will also be instrumental in ensuring the work of those artists is seen by local communities and helping to conceive of practical next steps to support the development of the work. We will also look to find opportunities for the Emerging Producers to work on NTW’s own research and development projects, dependent on timelines and availability.

Applicants should have some producing experience already (either for other artists/companies or self-produced work), have a passion for new work and work in development and a commitment to the development of the role of the producer in Wales. Each Emerging Producer will receive a bursary of £5,000 to cover their involvement (approx. total of 10 weeks work) plus up to £1,000 to spend on training and ‘Go and See’ opportunities to see important work and meet other producers. Travel and accommodation in Wales will also be covered by NTW.

To apply, submit an up-to-date CV and a Cover Letter to submissions@nationaltheatrewales.org that includes:

  • a statement about why you think this is the right opportunity to support your development at this stage of your career;
  • a statement about your understanding of the role of the Emerging Producer;
  • details of your producing experience;
  • a statement about your connection to the development of performance work in Wales;
  • a statement about what you see as the biggest challenge to overcome when producing new work in Wales; and
  • the contact details of two referees who know your work.

More detailed information in English and yn Gymraeg can be found on the NTW website link above.

Located Residencies Cyfnodau Preswyl ar Leoliad

Located Residencies are unique opportunities to spend research and development time looking at new performance ideas, that are embedded in a location or community. This is an opportunity to conceive and shape your own residency – experimenting, taking creative risks and exploring your practice within a specific context that you identify. These residencies will offer a first stage of research and development (R&D). They may be the starting points for future projects and productions that have a deep and meaningful connection with notions of ‘people’ and ‘place’.

This year has seen National Theatre Wales undertake Egin, our curated residency on one of the most urgent issues of our time: climate breakdown and our relationship to ourselves and the planet. In response to the many ideas and conversations that were prompted by this work, we want to continue to support the development of new projects that embrace the most pertinent issues of today. We hope that these Located Residencies are a period of reflection and dialogue that explore these issues in relation to the people and place of Wales. In your submission, we will be looking for examples of how you think this residency will push the boundaries of your practice and/or have the potential to create change (for you, your practice, or anyone else you may be working with). Your submission will also clearly articulate how the project addresses local and global concerns, whilst physically needing to be undertaken within Wales.

We expect that most residencies will last for around a week and that there will be an important moment to share your ideas and process with others. We will expect to work with the selected artists to support the design of their residency and however they chose to share their results with a wider group of people.

Located Residencies are open to all artists who are interested in making performance – writers, directors, choreographers, designers, movers, makers, digitals creatives - at any stage in their careers. We particularly welcome submissions from artists who come from underrepresented groups (specifically artists of colour, or artists with additional needs).

More detailed information and application forms in English and yn Gymraeg can be found on the NTW website link above. 

Please feel free to contact Simon Coates, NTW's Head of Creative Development, at simoncoates@nationaltheatrewales.org, or me, Dylan, NTW's new Creative Development Assistant, at dylanhuw@nationaltheatrewales.org, with any queries or ideas at any time.

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