As part of its New Popular initiative, Farnham Maltings issued a callout to working class artists in the South East region offering project funding support.
New Popular aims to develop new theatre projects which speak to and entice new audiences to theatre experiences. It hopes to celebrate popular theatre forms and reclaim these particularly for folks who may usually think that theatre ‘isn’t for the likes of them’. This strand of funding support is part of that work.
‘We are supporting artists who are telling stories which are rarely heard or can be hidden amongst the towns and villages of the South East. They are all creating projects in new and exciting ways for audiences who may not usually recognise themselves in the theatre; this includes a work created with and for Isle of Wight communities, stories of surprise and secrets from a former prisoner in Thanet, a new theatre experience celebrating suburban queer culture for Reading and theatre adventures for every kind of new parent’ Katy Potter, Senior Producer
In this year, the organisation is supporting four artists, these are:
If you’d like to talk to us about your idea and application at any stage, please email Katy Potter, Producer and we’ll arrange a phone call.