• Open Call for Sprint Festival + Starting Blocks Artist Development Programme

    5 November 2012 Jobs & Opportunities
    Sprint Festival

    Sprint, an annual festival of 'unusual and adventurous' theatre and live art held at London's Camden People's Theatre (plus some off-site locations) has opened applications both for Sprint 2013 and for an associated artist development programme, Starting Blocks.

    Sprint: Sprint runs for three weeks during March (exact dates tbc; probably 1-24 March); ideally the organisers are looking for work that will be finished in time for the festival, but will also consider works-in-progress, scratch performances, and on-site artist development through Starting Blocks (see below). Sprint performances can take place within CPT's building, but also 'outside CPT, in the streets, on the waterways and byways beyond the theatre’s doors – as long as the company/artist has a realistic idea of how such a project might be achieved'. Work can also 'happen in the virtual world and in the audience’s imagination', and can be large-scale, one-to-one, or anything in between.

    Starting Blocks: Starting Blocks is a creative community for developing new theatre work that runs alongside Sprint. Over ten weeks, the selected artists will meet weekly to share practice, ideas and their developing works. They will also be given space to develop their particular project and practice. Starting Blocks runs January - March 2013, allowing time for the participants to develop work, or work-in-progress, to be shown at Sprint in March.

    Starting Blocks applicants can apply with just an idea, or with an idea that has received early-stage development, and now needs space, structure, and peer support to help bring it to life. Projects that have already been developed at another organisation, or with the financial support of a funding body, will not be considered.

    The deadline for both Sprint and Starting Blocks applications is 23 November 2012. For more information and an application form see here.