The Arches presents
Thu 21 Mar - Mon 15 Jul 2013
The Arches is the leading provider in Scotland for support to emergent artists and performance practitioners. We currently run the annual Behaviour International Festival of Live Performance, the Platform 18 Award (in collaboration with the Traverse Theatre), the Artist in Residence and Company in Residence programmes, our annual festival of brave new work Arches LIVE, and other mentoring schemes and professional development projects.
The Arches Brick Award is an opportunity for an emergent performance company or artist from this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe to re-stage their piece at the Arches in 2014, offering funding towards the costs of restaging the work.
• Companies must be able to re-stage the production for two – five performances on the basis of the award.
• Performances will take place at the Arches theatre at an agreed date before end of July 2014.
• Companies will receive additional non-financial support from the Arches in terms of marketing and technical support, rehearsal space, use of fully equipped theatre space, etc.
• Companies are also welcome to supplement the award with any other funding initiatives.
• Arches Theatre would retain all box office income for these re-staged performances.
• Companies can apply from any corner of the globe.
• It must be a new piece of work or a radical re-staging of an existing text. We are looking for an experimental, risk-taking and bold approach to the exploration of new theatrical languages. This is a performance award, including dance and physical theatre as well as text-based work.
• Because this is an award for emergent talent, applications will only be considered from companies or artists who have produced no more than three shows to date.
• We will make every effort to view the productions from all applicants but reserve the right not to view work if we feel that it does not fall strictly within our eligibility criteria.
The panel will be headed by Jackie Wylie, Arches Artistic Director and Louise Irwin, Arches Programme Producer. Other panelists will include specialists associated with the Arches with a particular knowledge of the type of work we are seeking to promote. The award will be presented as part of the Scotsman Fringe First Award ceremony towards the end of August.
How to apply
• Complete the application form below and return to LJ Findlay-Walsh by post (LJ Findlay-Walsh, The Arches, 253 Argyle St, Glasgow, G2 8DL) or by email (email@example.com) by Monday 15th July at 5pm:
• Applications are also accepted throughout the Fringe. However, applications received before 15th July 2013 have a much better chance of being seen and therefore considered by the panel.
If you need any additional information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”