Platform 18: New Directions award (2013-14)

The Arches presents

Platform 18: New Directions award (2013-14)

A funded opportunity for emergent theatre and performance makers

Thu 19 Sep - Mon 14 Oct 2013

There are 17 platforms at Glasgow’s Central Station. If platform 18 existed, where would it lead? The Arches’ Platform 18: New Directions award (formerly the Arches Award for Stage Directors) gives groundbreaking, risk-taking emergent artists the chance to show us.

The award supports the UK’s most talented emergent theatre and performance makers by offering them the opportunity to stage a funded theatre production at The Arches and Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in April 2014. In line with our longstanding commitment to supporting and nurturing emergent theatre talent, the award is open to all theatre/performance makers who can demonstrate a commitment to working professionally in Scotland. The project is run in association with the Traverse Theatre.

The award offers an emergent artist the resources and mentoring support to stage a professional production from inception right up to performance, before being showcased for one week alongside a programme of high-profile international work as part of The Arches’ Behaviour Festival in April subsequently transferring to the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh the following week.

This includes a budget of £6000 and dedicated support including three weeks of rehearsal space, the support of a Production Manager, Technical Stage Manager and The Arches Marketing Team, and the resources required to stage their work at the Traverse. Crucially, each award winner is matched with an experienced mentor to steer them through all stages of the creative and production process.


The Arches is committed to supporting ground-breaking work across all art forms and is continually interrogating its role as a venue that defines artistic bravery and risk taking. We are constantly seeking out genuine artistic experimentation. Whilst all proposals will be considered, our preference will be towards work taking a new or particularly innovative approach. Our concept of theatre is wide, and includes:

• New writing
• Physical and visual theatre
• Site responsive theatre
• Devised work

Productions will be considered for performance in either The Arches’ Studio Theatre or the Practice Room. The production must also be suitable to transfer to Traverse 2.

HOW TO APPLY__________

Please read the Information Sheet below, and return the following information to The Arches:

• Fully completed application form
• A CV (no more than 2 sides of A4)
• Your directing proposal (maximum 1000 words)

Application packs should be sent to either OR Rob Gallagher, Arts Project Manager, Platform 18, The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL.

Platform 18 Information Sheet (2013-14)

Platform 18 Application Form (2013-14)

Deadline: 5pm on Monday 14th October 2013.