Theatre Deli
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Artist Residencies Autumn/Winter 2017

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Theatre Deli Artist Residencies - Autumn 17/Winter 18

Theatre Deli are launching a call out for a new season of Artist Residencies.

Taking place throughout November 2017 - February 2018, the residency programme will be made up of two strands:

  • Two Week Residencies in Theatre Deli’s Old Library (London) and Eyre Street (Sheffield) spaces culminating in a shared showing and feedback, with each company / artist receiving a £300 grant to support their work
  • Scratch Night Performance, including a One Week Residency at The Old Library (London) with a £50 grants

For these  residencies Theatre Deli is looking to support artists whose work breaks the boundaries of traditional theatre by exploring the relationship between audience and performer - whether that be through exploring the nature of the theatrical space, immersive experiences, game-playing, live art, dance & music or anything else that defies definition.

The application is open to everyone, and we strongly encourage applications from:

  • Artists whose work is based on experiential work, particularly exploring new technologies and VR
  • Black, Asian, Ethnic Minority and Refugee artists and collectives
  • Singers/Choirs/Dancers whose work is based on audience interaction and/or audience response

We want to identify those artists who now need time and space to develop new ideas, and need our support  to develop work towards a full production.

For Theatre Deli, these artist residencies are a chance to meet artists, see how they work and try to identify how we could potentially support their future development.

The deadline for the application is Tuesday, 6 October, 12pm.

We will contact the successful applicants by 20 October 2017.

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Two Week Artist Residencies

Successful applicants will be offered:

  • two weeks of fully subsidised rehearsal studio to create new work
  • a grant of £300
  • hot-desk workspace
  • mentoring and support of your work
  • a shared showing at the end of the residency, followed by a feedback session

The London residencies will take place at Old Library, 39 Wells Way, London, SE5 0PX :

  • 20 November - 2 December
  • 4-15 December
  • 19 February - 2 March

**please make sure that all artists involved in your residency are available during the dates above**

The Sheffield residencies will take place at Theatre Deli's new space at 202 Eyre Street, Sheffield, S1 4QZ as part of our inaugural ShiftKey Season.

Precise Sheffield dates to be confirmed with successful applicants, but will take place during November 2017, January and February 2018.

Scratch Nights + One Week Residency

Theatre Deli Scratch Nights provide opportunities for artists to test ideas at an early stage of development with a live audience in the room. These will take place at The Old Library (London).

Successful applicants will be offered:

  • one week of fully subsidised rehearsal in a shared space
  • a grant of £50 to each artist/collective in the scratch
  • performance slot of 10-20 minutes in a Theatre Deli Scratch Night (all previous scratch nights have been sold-out)
  • Theatre Deli & audience feedback
  • some applicants may be offered a chance to explore their work further in a Two Week Residency

During the Autumn and Winter Season, Theatre Deli will be hosting:

  • Deli Scratches, 18th November
  • Deli Scratches, 20th January
  • Deli Scratches, 17th February

**please make sure that all artists involved in your scratch performance & residency are available during the dates above**

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The Process

The first step is to fill in our Artist Contact Form, telling us about you, your work and the idea you would like to develop.

If we feel that it fits with our priorities for support, and we have the space, we will organise a time when we can meet and chat through the idea and your practice. If that goes well, we will work out when is best for you to come and use the space.

Before any two week residency, we will organise a time when we can get together and talk through what you hope to achieve. This will also help us identify and source anything else that may be useful - whether that be technical assistance or help in inviting people to a sharing of the work.

After the two week residency, we will book in at least two catch-up meetings - ideally 3 and 6 months after your residency has taken place. This is part of our ongoing support and will help us keep in touch with you, as well as identifying how we can help develop the work further.

You will also be expected to submit a blog post (600 - 1000 words) talking about your process and the experience of the artist residency which will be published on the Theatre Deli webpage.

The Small Print

Our aim is for you to be able to work in our spaces as free of interference as possible. We do expect, however, artists who undertake our residencies to sign a simple contract which outlines the basis of our agreement with you. This will include:

  • The times at which you will be able to access your work space
  • What you are and are not allowed to bring into the space
  • The resources we will be able to make available to you
  • Agreement that you will credit Theatre Deli’s support by including our logo on any publicity (both print and online) for the full life of the work

We will talk through the full contract with you at our first meeting.