The Incubator, the Egg’s "new work" programme supporting talented creatives to develop world-class experiences for, about, and with young people, is inviting submissions. For 2018, in partnership with 5x5x5=creativity, the Incubator is inviting submissions from artists interested in pioneering an innovative, interactive and accessible exhibition for adults that celebrates the curiosities and fascinations of children.
The Incubator selects artists and theatre companies and provides them with optimal conditions in which to experiment and create. The programme is tailored to best suit the needs of its Scholars, and has previously encompassed exposure to high quality work and expert-led critical analysis, a training retreat, and a supported R&D phase. Incubator artists have received mentoring and masterclasses from a range of cross-artform industry leaders, including mentoring from Tony Reekie, Jo Belloli, Jamie Luck and Lee Lyford, masterclasses from Tim Crouch, Kate Cross, Penny Hay and 5x5x5=creativity, Jenny Sealey and Emma Finch, and the chance to take part in conversations with practitioners such as Complicite and Purni Morell.
Since its inception in 2013, it has been funded by the Leverhulme Trust and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation (2013 – 2017).
After a 20-year collaboration with 5x5x5=creativity, as well as a number of other cultural organisations across Bath, the Incubator is looking to appoint a Leverhulme Scholar to design an accessible, beautiful and profound exhibition, which explores the concept of childhood and the child’s kinaesthetic place in the world, reminding adults of the unique role that young people can play in society.
Whilst the exhibition will be targeted at adults, it should be childlike in its conception, and be able to be enjoyed by all.
Supported by the Incubator, the appointed Scholar will research current industry best practices from across the world, before going on to design and deliver a selection of work, developed to prototype stage by October 2018.
The hope is that this exhibition will receive funding to be fully realised in the months following Incubation, touring first across the country and then internationally.
Applications are open to artists from all backgrounds and art forms. Whilst applicants may have significant design, exhibition or architectural experience, they need not necessarily have worked with children before, as the programme aspires to attract new artists to the sector, and to mark a step change in the artist’s practice.
Scholars will receive:
• A £1,500 bursary to pay for their time, enabling them to attend the Incubator’s planning, learning and industry events
• A budget of £4,000 to research, create and develop their initial ideas to prototype stage (this may include payments to the Scholar)
• Mentoring by a world-class industry mentor, or number of mentors, appointed by the Incubator in consultation with the Scholar
• Support from a pioneering inter-disciplinary training programme
• A further travel and accommodation budget.
How to apply
The Incubator supports artists with time, space, and the freedom to think. In responding to the following questions, applicants should place emphasis on ideas and process over detail and logistics. To apply, send the following information to email@example.com:
- Name of applicant
- Name of company, if relevant
- Full address (including postcode)
- Contact telephone number
- Contact email address
- URL or Facebook address, if any
- Biographies of you and any other creatives relevant to the project
- Outline plan, written or otherwise, describing your idea. This should include:
- Possible areas of research
- What are the conditions you require in order to develop your programme sufficiently?
- Who would you be interested in working with as a mentor?
Deadline for applications: 8 December 2017
Applications will be acknowledged on submission.
Candidates will ideally be available for interview on 19 December.
The success of your application will be confirmed by 22 December.
The Egg seeks to achieve diversity in its workforce, and is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.
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