Physical Theatre Bursary
5pm on Tuesday 22nd August 2023.
Surge is offering two bursaries for new physical theatre work suitable for live indoor performance to emerging, Scotland-based artists and companies. The chosen artists/companies will be given a budget of £3000 towards the creation of the piece plus mentoring from Surge. The piece will be presented as a 20/30 minute work-in-progress double bill at Manipulate Festival 2024.
We are particularly interested in ideas that explore innovative visual language, storytelling without words and/or animating the inanimate. We are also interested in work that incorporates technology with live performance, although this is not essential.
Present an idea for a new small-scale indoor physical theatre piece;
The piece needs to be suitable for performance in a theatre setting
The performers and creative team need to be available for rehearsal periods between November 2023 and February 2024. Specific dates will be discussed upon offer.
To be available for a performance at Manipulate Festival in February 2024.
We will offer:
• Mentorship in the creation and delivery of the work
• Performance opportunity at Manipulate Festival 2024
Travel budget for performances
Rehearsal and creation space
Mentorship on an application to Creative Scotland, if required.
Please email your proposal (max. 500 words) and one short bio for each performer/collaborator (max. 100 words each), in one document, to Melanie Jordan – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mel at email@example.com, we can arrange a phone or video call.
The application deadline is 5pm on Tuesday 22nd August 2023.
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 13th September 2023.