Vanishing Point is offering 10 freelance professionals who work in the performing arts and are based in Scotland a fee of £1800 to imagine, research and develop an idea they have.
Your idea could be anything: They are interested in ideas which rethink what live performance can be as theatre emerges from the pandemic, and/or how your practice could be better incorporated into future creative processes.
Here are some examples of what you might apply for:
· An idea for a show you would like us to produce
· Professional development practices you would like to undertake
· A workshop/series of workshops you would like to prepare and lead
· A conference or a symposium you would like to organise
· A technical experiment you would like to set up
· Anything else that’s interesting and relevant to you and your work, whatever you do.
Please note copyright remains with you.
Who Can Apply
If you live permanently in Scotland, work professionally as a freelancer in the performing arts and have an idea, you can apply.
You don’t have to consider yourself an ‘artist’ or a ‘theatre maker’. eg You could be a technician, stage manager, producer, actor, director, writer, designer, costume maker, or meet none of these descriptions.
Because this initiative is aimed partly at supporting individuals financially, they politely ask you not to apply if you consider yourself to be inherently financially comfortable.
They would particularly encourage applications from practitioners who are under-represented in the performing arts in Scotland. This might include, but is not exclusive to, people who identify as Black, Asian, Latinx, minority ethnic, D/deaf, disabled, LGBTQIA+, people from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds and people without academic qualifications.
Past Everyone is Creative applicants can reapply.
For further details, please visit their website: https://vanishing-point.org/everyone-is-creative