making art for extraordinary times – 2nd round submissions open

Farnham Maltings wants to support South East based theatre makers in our towns and villages to create new work 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.

Our first round of commissions has included a Jukebox phone line for Slough, sensory trails in Bedfordshire, WhatsApp playmaking with young people in Newhaven and digital resources established for learning disabled artists.

We are investing in a further round of commissions and ask South East artists to respond with exciting, mischievous ideas which fully embrace the requirement of social distancing and turn it on its head.

We will also consider projects which may not take place until lockdown restrictions are lifted but which respond to current times and how we emerge back into life amidst our towns and villages.

If you have a proposal we would like to hear from you

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, web links are acceptable. 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 work on 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

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 6 in this second round.

Closing date 2: 9am, Monday 18 May 2020

More info here: http://theatre.farnhammaltings.com/portfolio/covid-19-responses

Get in touch

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

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