Tetrad collective has been working together across 2014-18 thanks to the support given by Attenborough Arts Centre who have offered regular in-kind space, regular slots in their public programme, mentoring and cash investment.
In the process of Tetrad stopping working together as a collective, we have decided to pay forward most of our remaining funds and develop this opportunity, Passing the Torch, for a group of artists to be offered a home for a year at Attenborough Arts Centre with similar start-up support to what we received when we began working together as a collective.
We are not looking to continue what Tetrad has been doing. Instead we want to use these funds to support a group of artists who are committed to working as a collective to produce a series of activity that develops their own practices, supports other artists work and invites local people to be involved along the way.
We believe that this kind of long term caring and mutually supportive relationship between artists and venues/organisations at any stage of an artist's career is very important work. We are pleased to work with Attenborough Arts Centre to keep the door open and invest in the development of fellow artist’s practices.
Here’s what’s on offer:
£2000 start up fund to cover costs of whatever you feel is needed to get started, i.e. web domain, producing fees, marketing, travel and other expenses, Go and See money or match funding for an ACE bid.
A minimum of £600 fee from AAC per public event that is hosted there to be arranged between artists and venue.
A relationship with Attenborough Arts Centre (AAC) for a minimum of a year that includes:
Opportunity for artists to host up to 3 events in AAC public programme
General support/mentorship from AAC staff
Free studio space where needed and possible
Financial support where possible
Partnership status and new connections through AAC network for project development and funding bids
Marketing support e.g. free brochure entry etc.
Peer support from Tetrad Members that includes:
Supporting attendance at first two events if needed
Ongoing advice and guidance
Access to Tetrad’s wealth of practice notes and artist network
A collective or group with a minimum of three artists (at any stage of career) can apply.
At least two of the group must be based in the East Midlands.
We welcome applications from artists of all disciplines that are working with performance practices (this can include dance, improvisation, comedy, theatre, storytelling, spoken word, sound, live/performance art, drag, print and anything else that you identify as performance)
Applicants must propose one public event to occur within the first year of partnership with Attenborough Arts Centre
Applicants must demonstrate:
- enthusiasm to develop their practice of working as a collective
- care towards the growth of each individual members artistic practice
- interest in supporting the development of peer artists and new performance work in the East Midlands and across the UK
- drive to work inclusively and invite local people into your ongoing research and dialogue in ways that feel suitable to your working eg. hosting public events, workshops, conversations, online blog
- an understanding and willingness to partner and work collaboratively with Attenborough Arts Centre.
Please request an application form by emailing email@example.com
As an alternative to a written application, you can apply by film. Please email us if you would like to send a film instead.
Deadline to send written or film application: 07/06/19 Midnight
We are particularly keen to hear from groups exploring interdisciplinary collaboration, and from people of colour, working class artists and from people with different working needs as they are currently under-represented or supported in our work climate.
Applications will be read and watched by Tetrad Members
You will hear a response to your application and if selected will be invited to an interview by Friday 14th June
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 2nd July at Attenborough Arts Centre. On the panel will be Tetrad members Jack Britton & Katherine Hall alongside AAC staff John Kirby (Programming officer) and Stephen Escott (Theatre and Gallery Technician)
If you are selected, we expect the start date of your year of support to begin in July 2019, though there is wiggle room.
If you have access needs that would make the application process easier please get in touch! Or contact John Kirby at Attenborough Arts Centre on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on access at Attenborough Arts Centre can be found here.
If you have any questions or wish to discuss your application prior to the deadline please contact Jack or Katherine at: email@example.com