Gone in 20 Minutes (Gi20) was launched in 2011 as a national showcase to promote new small- and medium-scale outdoor projects. Under the scheme ten artists/companies are supported to produce new work, receiving mentoring and a development grant, then at the public presentations have the chance to show their work to a mixed industry/public audience and to win a Jury and an Audience Prize.
Gi20 will run again in 2012, following more or less the same framework as 2011, with the showcase taking place as part of Watch this Space Festival 7 & 8 July and Stockton International Riverside Festival 4 & 5 August 2012. Up for grabs are: ten £2000 development grants; appearances at WTS and SIRF; mentoring from Frank Wilson (Event International/SIRF), Angus MacKechnie (Watch This Space Festival, National Theatre) and Julian Rudd (Remarkable Productions), plus production, health and safety and technical advice from the National Theatre; reasonable travel costs to both showcase events along with accommodation and catering; production and staging costs; and a shot at winning the Jury and Audience Prizes, each worth £1000 (plus extra performances at the finale of WTS on 8 & 9 September and at London Pleasure Gardens in September).
The scheme is focused on supporting new and emerging artists or those who are creating outdoor work for the first time. Applications should be for new projects that have been performed a maximum of three times, and small- to medium-scale work is defined as: a touring company of six or less; work that is appropriate for an audience of 1-600 people; set or structures that are feasible for easy touring and transportation.
For more information and an application form see here. Deadline is 5pm on 30 April 2012.