Theatr Clwyd are announcing six residencies in 2019 to support artists and companies in the development of their work.
The residencies offer between one and two weeks of rehearsal space, office space, one to one support and advice from producing, programming, marketing, production, finance and creative engagement staff, support with funding applications and the opportunity for a sharing of work at the end of the residency to the Theatr Clwyd team and other stakeholders.
Wildcard Collective took part in the scheme earlier this year to develop their energetic, gig theatre show Electrolyte, which went on to receive five-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Maimuna Memon, Wildcard’s Creative Associate and Resident Composer said “We had such a brilliant time at Theatr Clwyd, who were so supportive. It was great to have a creative space to focus our energies into writing music and devising for our show. We were given loads of advice for our production in terms of marketing, budgeting and how we can enable it to have a future life after Edinburgh. We had a showing on the final day and everyone who came gave us really helpful feedback. We managed to get a great deal done and had a fun and inspiring week!”
Residencies are available for up to two weeks, commencing 28 January, 18 February, 11 March and 28 October.
In addition, Theatr Clwyd are excited to announce two residencies for companies developing work for family audiences. These are for weeks of 8 and 15 July and include the chance to perform scratch performances at the annual Family Arts Weekend, which this year brought over 5000 people into the theatre at the beginning of the school summer holidays.
Application for a Residency is via three sides of A4 or three minute video with a summary of your work as an artist or company, information on previous productions and an explanation of the work you want to create. The submission can include images, mind-maps or any other appropriate information. Details should also be enclosed about how the week/s would be spent, in terms of developing the work and what advice from Theatr Clwyd would be useful. Applications should also tell us which of the residency dates would work for you – if several are possible please list them in order of preference.
Applications should be sent to Tom Bevan, Assistant Producer at Theatr Clwyd by 5pm on Friday 9 November firstname.lastname@example.org
Residencies will be offered to companies by 16 November.