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Theatre Sandbox - making space for great ideas

Image: Interpretation Figure by Luke Jerram
Image: Interpretation Figure by Luke Jerram

Theatre Sandbox, a new opportunity for theatre artists, companies and collectives, is offering six £10,000 commissions to support the research and development of experimental pieces of performance which engage with Pervasive Media Technologies.

What are we looking for?
Theatre Sandbox is for people who have already dabbled with digital technology and those who are completely new to it – it is a great opportunity to experiment, explore and take risks within a supported space. We are looking for great creative ideas and people who get excited about treading new ground and sharing their learning with others.

What is Pervasive Media?
Pervasive Media is any experience that uses sensors and mobile/wireless networks to deliver content (film, audio, music, images, a game…) that is sensitive to your situation – which could be where you are, how you feel, or who you are with.

What does the scheme offer?
Setting out to grow an active community experimentation and learning, the scheme includes a structured programme of commissioning, mentoring, work in progress performances, knowledge exchange and PR/promotion.

Technology is an enabler: it's only as exciting as the story it is telling or the experience it is helping to create. Being part of the scheme you will also get access to technology experts, leading theatre professionals and the chance to work with one of our venue partners: Bristol Old Vic; mac, Birmingham; Contact, Manchester; The Junction, Cambridge; Soho Theatre, London; and Lyric, Hammersmith.

Applications will be accepted until 30 April and the scheme will run from July – September 2010:

How do I apply?
Theatre Sandbox will launch with a series of workshops to provide more information, help develop ideas and answer questions.

Save a date -  attendance at a workshop is essential for those wishing to submit an application:

7 April 2010 – Bristol
8 April 2010 – London
12 April 2010 – Birmingham
13 April 2010 – Manchester
14 April 2010 – Cambridge

Stay in touch

To keep up to date with information as it is announced (including booking info for the workshops) join the mailing list on www.theatresandbox.co.uk. You’ll also find lots more about the scheme and our advisory group.

Follow us on Twitter  www.twitter.com/theatresandbox

Theatre Sandbox is produced by iShed and supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

iShed is part of Watershed, a cross art form venue in Bristol

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