Emerging Artist International Commission

Stratford Circus Arts Centre and The Albany are each looking for 2 emerging artists (age 18-30) to be part of a year-long international commission to develop new work, as part of The Decameron Project.

Building on our reputations as homes and seeding ground for creative development in the performing arts, the Albany and Stratford Circus Arts Centre, in partnership with LikeMinds, are commissioning new international work with emerging artists from London and Amsterdam. Our shared ambition is to connect with and give voice to individuals and to create work that is relevant and speaks to our audiences. The project will give 4 multi-disciplinary emerging artists a platform to respond to and reflect on the stories of the people that live in the neighbourhood of the Albany or Stratford Circus and to help create a new international co-production reflecting the concerns of contemporary urban communities in this part of Europe.

The artists selected will work with other emerging artists from each of the partner venues as well as an established artist mentor to support the development of their work at their home venue. The group will develop a show which stems from the stimulus of gathering stories of the place they live, using a technique called the Decameron method which involves working with journalist to develop techniques in gathering stories. Training in the method will form part of the project timeline as well as support from journalists and established artist mentors.

 What are we looking for?

The Albany and Stratford Circus are each looking for 2 emerging artists (age 18-30) to be part of a year-long international commission to develop this new work.

We are looking for artists who either live or have a connection to Deptford/ Lewisham / South East London or Newham / East London and who are looking for an opportunity to develop new work collaboratively. We are interested in multi-art form artists from across all disciplines who are currently making work, for which this platform will amplify them as artists and for whom this support from the Albany and Stratford Circus would make a real difference.

The artists chosen will have a responsibility for publicising the show with the support of the marketing team at the Albany and Stratford Circus Arts Centre as well as working with the Creative teams to secure additional funding for the show.

Each artist will receive:

  • A £2,000 fee
  • All international travel and accommodation costs covered plus expenses for time spent out of the country.
  • Rehearsal space at the Albany & Stratford Circus Arts Centre.
  • The opportunity to collaborate with international artists and be mentored by established artist mentors.
  • Marketing support including design and print of publicity.
  • Programming/ producing support from the Creative team.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Tuesday 15 May 2018 at 12 noon.

More information and details on how to apply can be found on The Albany's website

23/04/2018 - 15/05/2018
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