Covid-19 Responses

Immediate callout: Making theatre for extraordinary times.

Farnham Maltings wants to support South East based theatre makers in our towns and villages to create new work right now which responds to and supports our communities in these extraordinary and difficult times.

We are offering a limited programme of grants from £500 to £5000 to support artists to create theatre experiences with and for their community.

Heartened by positive responses to the current crisis – from the balcony singing in Italy, the mass aerobic workouts in Spain to new, digital choir platforms, we want to support exciting, mischievous ideas which fully embrace the requirement of social distancing and turn it on its head.

We will invest in theatre makers based in the south east to explore and deliver something new, big or small, but something with the intention of inspiring interest, warmth and moments of fun amongst our towns and small communities.

If you have a proposal we would like to hear from you as soon as possible

Please submit a maximum of 500 words detailing firstly your idea and approach to the project, where and how it will take place and then more about you and your experience. This should be accompanied by an outline budget.

We will also accept video proposals, these should address the information above and be no longer than 5 mins.

Makers should be able to actively begin their proposal straight away.

NB: South East area excludes all London Boroughs

Please send your proposal to katy.potter@farnhammaltings.com

Closing dates for proposals

We have set 2 closing dates at the moment to help you, we may add more later. This is a limited programme of short commissions supported by The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. We expect to support a range of new commissions, up to 8 throughout the programme.

Closing date 1: 9am, Thursday 2 April 2020

Closing date 2: 9am, Monday 18 May 2020

Get in touch

If you would like to talk through your idea with us at any stage, we would welcome that conversation; you can text Gavin Stride, Director on 07775 558695 or Katy Potter, Producer on 07798 812548 or email to arrange.

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