• VOLT Lab Artist Development Programme

    29 April 2014 Jobs & Opportunities

    Developed by Ausform and Circomedia, VOLT Lab is a new initiative that combines the resources of both organisations to offer R&D support for circus-theatre work already under development.

    In the first pilot of the scheme, participants will drive their own creative process while receiving tailored support that can include: rehearsal space; access to technical equipment (including the full rig at St Paul's Church, Portland Square); assistance with lighting design; professional guidance/consultation with identified professionals in specific disciplines (technical management, movement, dramaturgy, theatre and circus skills); a structured one-day programme of start-up support including a focus on marketing, fundraising and sales.

    Current students are not eligible, and applicants for VOLT Lab must apply with work that is already significantly developed but would benefit from added production values and support as it is brought to public performance.

    Confirmed performance events: end of project sharing event; Circomedia Sunday Best event; VOLT Circus Scratch Nights; Ausform Microfest; Circomedia programming.

    Work should be small-scale; it can be venue-based or outdoor, but should be suitable for venue-based R&D. Both solo and company work is eligible.

    To apply e-mail volt@ausform.co.uk with the following information: a company or individual CV with a two-year activity breakdown; max 500 word proposal for a devised piece; the show outline; information on the stage of development (R&D completed / public performances) and the target audience; information on what resources are required; relevant images; optional video/showreel (can be of R&D). Deadline for submissions is 16 May 2014.