We are looking for a piece of theatre to tour to communities across the UK in autumn and winter 2024. The tour will last between four and six weeks, with the majority of performances taking place in non-traditional arts spaces such as village halls, community centres and other social spaces.
The show must already exist and be ready to tour to communities from September 2024. We expect to invest in a touring budget of up to £40,000 for this project.
We want to hear from artists and makers who have an affinity for communities beyond larger towns or cities, and a genuine commitment to making theatre for these people. The artist we work with will have carefully considered the people who live in rural and marginalised communities, as well as the practicalities of performing in non-traditional arts spaces.
Above all, we're looking for a show that'll bring good times to a local community. Something that folk can pop down to, share in with their neighbours; a great night out on their doorstep.
Please see the full brief below for more information.
making a proposal
Please download and complete the application form and equal opportunities form, and submit by email accompanied with an outline budget to theatre administrator Eloise Talbot-Hammond. A budget template is available to download below.
Closing date for submissions: Mon 25 September 2023 at 9am.
Proposals will be selected by a small curatorial panel and decisions will be based on:
- the artistic idea
- the capacity to engage communities, both its practicality and authenticity
- the compatibility with Farnham Maltings' organisational values
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted on Mon 09 October 2023.