theatre

Competition

2019 International Dylan Thomas Prize Open to Applications

This worldwide competition is open to young writers of any nationality to recognise exceptional literary work.

The International Dylan Thomas Prize is an annual competitive award provided in partnership by the Dylan Thomas Centre and Swansea University to recognise and reward literary talent in young authors.

The prize will be awarded to the single author who has written the best literary Work – a commercially published original volume of English language poetry, collection of short fictional stories, fictional novel or novella, radio script or screenplay.

The main prize for the winner is £30,000. Each shortlisted entrant will receive a Runners-up Award of £500.

Entry is open to all authors of any nationality who are aged between 18 and 39.

  • Entry is open to all authors or performers of any nationality who are aged between 18 and 39.
  • Eligible literary works must have been commercially published for the first time in the English language in the UK between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018.

 

The winner will be announced at the final awards ceremony in Swansea on 16 May 2019.

The closing date for entries to the 2019 Prize is 7 November 2018

Document type icon Dylan Thomas Prize webpage

 

Source:  Grantfinder

Vacancies & Opportunities

Artist, Horticultural Commission: Granby Winter Garden (deadline: 03 May 17)

Artist, Horticultural Commission: Granby Winter Garden, Granby Four Streets Community Land Trust

Granby Winter Garden will be a new community-owned space in the heart of Liverpool 8.  Two Victorian terraced houses will be transformed into a beautiful indoor garden and a unique resource for creative community action, cultural production and exchange.

Granby Four Streets Community Land Trust, in partnership with Bluecoat, wish to commission an artist, maker or collective to develop a horticultural work or series of works for Granby Winter Garden, in collaboration with the design team, Assemble, and local people.  As well as devising a planting scheme, there is scope for the commissioned artist to propose interventions into the Winter Garden space,  and within the local neighbourhood, or to propose events, performances or workshops that accompany the making of the garden.

Applications from artists who actively engage with communities or publics within their practice, or who can demonstrate an interest in planting or growing within their work are particularly welcomed. Artists working in any discipline, or across disciplines, and at any stage in their career are invited to apply.

The project will take place between May and October 2017 to include research and development, delivery and evaluation.

An Artist’s Fee of £4500 and a production budget of £4000 is offered. Flexible studio and production facilities are available.

Please download the Artists’ Brief and further information here:www.granby4streetsclt.co.uk/granby-winter-garden

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 3rd May 2017, 12 noon.

Interviews: Tuesday 16th May 2017

Site visits and guided neighbourhood tours are offered: Thursday 20th & Saturday 29th April.

If you have any questions or queries concerning the project or the brief, please contact Maria Brewster on granby@scottbrewster.co.uk.

This commission is the first in a new programme of artists’ projects, commissions and residencies for Granby Winter Garden and is supported through public funding from Arts Council England.

Source: http://www.artsjobs.org.uk/index.php?id=25&ne_source=dailyjobs&ne_post_id=194592

Children & Young People, Funding

Children & the Arts Start Programme Funding (in partnership with Curious Minds)

The national charity Children & the Arts are working with Curious Minds to launch a new round of their Start programme and to bring the programme to the North West. Children & the Arts are seeking for 4 cultural venues to deliver three-year Start programmes which will develop and grow their relationships with local schools.

Programmes will start in September 2017 and will include cultural visits, professional development opportunities for teachers, education work linked to the national curriculum and the opportunity for the participating children and young people to engage in critical analysis and develop their own creative responses. The programme will also enable children and young people to achieve an Arts Award and participating schools to gain Artsmark.

Successful applicants will receive a wide range of support from Children & the Arts and Curious Minds, particularly with regards to Arts Award and Artsmark.

Applications are invited from cultural organisations based in or working in the following areas: Bolton, Preston, Rochdale, West Cumbria, Cheshire West & Chester and Tameside. The deadline for applications is Friday 28th April 2017.

For more information, and to download the application guidelines and application form, please visit: https://www.childrenandarts.org.uk/start-north-west

Exhibition

Cohering

An Exhibition featuring 5 Bolton based artists http://www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk/associates/newartspaces/

In creative partnership with neo:artists, New Art Spaces Bolton consists of four shop units and two large office spaces for developing and showcasing new art and artistic talent in Greater Manchester.

Location: Churchgate House, Churchgate, Bolton BL1 1HL

The opening times are:

Thursday 6 April, 5-8pm

Friday 7 April, 11am-5pm

Saturday 8 April, 11am-5pm

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Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces is an initiative to create dynamic project spaces for artists, artist collectives and artists development agencies. Making use of temporary vacant retail, office and light industrial units, New Art Spaces provides opportunities for emerging artists to incubate their practices, produce work and showcase new art to local communities.

Funding

Wolfson Foundation -Theatres Trust Urgent Repairs Scheme

Theatres Trust has now launched the Urgent Repairs Scheme, a new fund set up in partnership with the Wolfson Foundation to enable both large and small theatres to deliver urgent building repairs. Theatres with leases of more than 15 years that are in need of immediate repair and maintenance, and which could otherwise face closure, will be able to apply for grants of up to £15,000.

The scheme is open to all theatres operating a year-round programme of live performance with no less than 30 performances a year; theatres that are not statutory listed will need to demonstrate the architectural significance of their building.   There will be two funding rounds in 2017; the first round will close on the 15th March 2017 with a further round closing on the 16th September 2017.

Read more at: http://www.theatrestrust.org.uk/grants/urgent-repairs-scheme

Source: ADUK