Catherine Wheels

Make Space - Artist Opportunity

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Deadline: Monday, April 19, 2021

Funding opportunity for two artists/collectives to work towards a piece that they would want to share with young audiences.

We are offering funding for two artists/collectives to work towards a piece that they would want to share with young audiences. You will not be expected to end the project with a finished idea, this is about having time to think about what you want to create, to spend time on an idea you've had for a while, or a new one, and to explore ideas for how and where you would want to present the work to young audiences.

Project outline:
Deadline: 19th April 2021
Artists announced: 11th May 2021
Project runs: May -December 2021
Fee: £5,000 per project

Who we are looking for:
We want artists and individuals from any creative background to apply. Whether you are a lighting or set designer, a writer, director, musician, choreographer, technician, theatre maker or someone who doesn't fit neatly into any description we would love to hear from you. The one key requirement is that you have an idea that you want to explore, which you would want to share with young audiences

We want our children to hear different stories and ideas, from a variety of voices and perspectives, that reflect all of Scotland. With this at the forefront of Make Space 2021, we are keen to hear from artists whose voices are under-represented in our sector. This could include, but is not exclusive to, artists who identify as Black, Asian, Latinx, minority ethnic, D/deaf, disabled, LGBTQ+. At least one of the artists supported will come from an under-represented group.

We want to work with artists who have a desire to focus on the environment and sustainability.

We are keen to broaden our ideas and thinking, and invite projects which might challenge our assumptions.

You need to be based in Scotland, and we encourage artists from East Lothian, our local community, to apply.

For further info on Catherine Wheels, and the work we do, please see

Location: All Scotland

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