Established Artists Residency.
Combining Physical Performance (Street Arts, Physical Theatre and Circus) with Digital Technologies
25th – 28th February 2018 (Residential)
Applications to be received by 18.00 on Thursday 14th December 2017
Surge is inviting applications for a residency designed to give space for established artists to develop new ideas for performances combining physical performance with digital arts in the company of other skilled practitioners. The residency will be led by Hilary Westlake (www.hilarywestlake.com). Present also will be specialists from a variety digital arts practices including a film maker, games designer, app developer and a specialist in live transmission.
Surge welcomes applications from theatre makers, designers, fine artists, filmmakers, digital arts specialists, architects, musicians, sculptors, dancers, technicians and anyone else who is skilled in their own form. We encourage applications from BAME artists and/ or artists with new projects that include culturally diverse work.
We also will consider applications from two or three artists working on the same project idea, with the proviso that the applicants are established specialists in different art forms,
- Have a body of acclaimed professional work behind them in their specialist art form(s)
- Have an idea for the creation of a new work that involves the combination of physical performance and digital arts
- The idea should be at an early stage of development
Surge will provide;
- A structured residency in a rural location in Scotland
- A balanced group of established artists with suitable specialists on hand for particular projects
- Facilitation of peer to peer learning
- Transport from Glasgow to the residency location
- Accommodation and food for the duration of the residency
- The potential for presentation of ideas in the presence of producers and venues and other potential collaborators
Please send a project outline of your proposed new work in no more than 500 works plus a personal biography of you and any proposed collaborators for the project to Alan Richardson at email@example.com by 18.00 on Thursday 14th December 2017.
If you need further information or wish to discuss the suitability of your project please ring Alan on 0141 559 4926
Hilary Westlake Biography
Hilary Westlake was born in Plymouth, a daughter of a naval officer and educated at convents and grammar schools. She trained for the theatre at E.15 Acting School and performed with several avant-garde companies including Interaction’s TOC and London La Mama before forming Lumiere & Son Theatre Company with writer, David Gale.
The company, funded by the Arts Council, produced over fifty original shows
for theatres, shopping centres, ferry boats, botanical gardens, castles and swimming pools. The shows used text and music together with strong visual and choreographic elements. Initially, most of Lumiere & Son’s shows were written by David and directed by Hilary but latterly, she was responsible for the concept as well as the direction of the pieces.
Hilary directs existing texts, operas and cabaret and creates large-scale site specific performances. She has worked all over Europe, Australia and parts of Asia and has extensive experience in running seminars and workshops for both professional and student performers, designers, writers and directors. She is frequently engaged as a creative consultant on films, corporate presentations and live performances. From 2003 to early 2006 she was the Creative Director of Entertainment at Disneyland Resort Paris.