Tantrum’s Trajectory RESIDENCY is an annual program that provides selected emerging artists or artist groups with space, mentoring and administrative and technical support to undertake the creative development of a new performance work here in Newcastle. The Trajectory RESIDENCY is the perfect opportunity to test and refine ideas, seek feedback and engage in the rigorous process of developing a new work, all with the support of Newcastle’s leading professional youth arts organisation. In 2017 Tantrum will offer three residencies as part of the Trajectory program.
During the residency, Tantrum will provide the resident artist/s with:
- Rehearsal / workshop space (Equivalent to 2 weeks or 70 hours)
- Mentoring by an established professional in your field
- The opportunity to present a development showing of the new work during CRACK Theatre Festival (28 Sept - 1 Oct 2017) in Newcastle
- Access to office space, printing and wifi
- Administrative and marketing support
- Access to sound / lighting and AV equipment
- Access to further professional development opportunities through our Masterclass series
- The opportunity to have your work considered for a Co-Production with Tantrum in 2018 (read more on this below)
“The residency, through working with an established mentor, allowed me to approach my work with a maturity that would have taken me years of independent performing to discover. It has also legitimised my work, and pushed me to create with an urgency that I would not have summoned on my own” – 2016 Resident Artist Ethan Andrews
In 2018 Tantrum will co-produce an original new work with an emerging artist or artist group as part of our season. The co-production is an extension of the 2017 residency and will be offered to one of the 2017 resident artists after a formal application process following the CRACK Theatre Festival development showings.
Through the co-production Tantrum will support an emerging artist or group to create and produce a new work to a professional standard in Newcastle. Tantrum will support the development of the work and will invest in the production to enable the new work to be presented as part of our 2018 season.
Tantrum will provide:
- Space to develop the work
- A professional mentor to work with you through the creative development
- Production venue
- Production budget for set, props, costume
- Marketing and publicity
- Technical Manager for your production
- Project administration
- Assistance with applying for grants to pay artist fees
Co-Production 2018 Key Dates:
Expressions of Interest open February 2017
Residencies take place between April – September 2017
Crack Theatre Festival work in development showings – Early October 2017
Co-production Applications due – Mid October 2017
Creative Development of New Work – January – June 2018
Rehearsals and Production – July-October 2018
When applying for the 2017 RESIDENCY, apply with the intention of wanting to develop your work into the Co-Pro in 2018.
Applications for the Trajectory RESIDENCY have now closed.
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