Paying it forward!

Hello everyone!

We know you haven't heard from us for quite some time and hopefully it’s not vain to think maybe you miss us, well we certainly miss you! Over the last year Tetrad folk have spread across the UK, keeping on with our our own projects. Dan is currently living it up in Leeds, Katherine’s based in bounteous Bristol whilst Lewys and Jack are camping in the Capital (not literally). We are still collaborating here and there, making pilgrimages back to the motherland of Leicester often. We all love that city and it’s beautiful creative people.

None of us want to be Ginger Spice, so we wanted to let you know that over this past year we’ve decided to end our time working together as Tetrad. Our four years as a collective has been incredible and we are full with warm memories of meeting so many super artists along the way. We enjoyed shaking up the scratch night, giving local East Midlands artists opportunities to develop their practice, creating a network of like minded souls across the UK and supporting the beginnings of some incredible performance work made by artists nationally. And of course all of those Tetralude improvisations are deep in our souls, how can we forget those?

So, it turns out there’s some money in this performance arts thing, who knew?! We happen to have some left over and we’d really like to pay this forward as a gift.

In collaboration with Attenborough Arts Centre, we are offering Passing the torch, an opportunity for a group or collective of performance artists to have a home for a year at Attenborough Arts Centre and to take on the baton!

The selected group of artists will receive a start-up fund of £2000, opportunity for space in Attenborough Arts Centre’s public programme with an additional fee per public event to be arranged between venue and artists, peer mentoring from us, access to free studio space and continued support from Attenborough Arts Centre for a minimum of a year. We hope that this new relationship between the group of artists and AAC will continue on after this first year of support.

This is a bit like the ever evolving Sugarbabes, but hopefully better as we are not looking for anyone to step into Tetrad and carry it on. Rather, we are looking to invest support in a group of artists who show a commitment in working as a collective to produce a series of activities that develops their own performance practices, supports other artists work and invites local people to be involved along the way! If you’re an existing artist collective or a group of artists based in the East Midlands looking to work together, take a look at the call-out and get in touch >>> http://tetradcollective.com/news-opportunities/2019/5/1/passing-the-torch

Thank you to all the artists who took a punt and shared their work and creative souls with us:

JAMES HISSETT - ADAM GOUGH - TOM MORGAN - ROB THROUP & KELLY GOUDIE - MAUD LANNEN & JULIE MOOSBURG - KIRSTY MEALING - LINDSEY WARNES CARROLL - FERN CHUBB & LILY THOMAS - REBECCA HOBBS - HEATHER FORKNELL - NICKY DANIELS - SAM METZ - SOPHIE SWOFFER - RO HARDAKER - SARA ZALTASH - HANNAH PARSONS & LOREA BURGE - OUTSPOKEN DANCE THEATRE - DANNI SPOONER - TIN CAN PEOPLE - MARIA LOTHE - TATE N LYLE - TIN CAN PEOPLE - MATT SMITH & MEG ULLAH - KATRINA RANKOVIC - ANT LIGHTFOOT - FELICITY BARROW - THOMAS JANCIS - HANNAH SULLIVAN - ORLEY QUICK & THE HAIRY HEROINES - HAUS OF YOSEF - KUHLE WAMPE - VOID DANCE COMPANY - NOTNOW COLLECTIVE - FRANCIS WILLOW MCLOUGHLIN - JOE STEVENS - NAOMH CULLEN - SHEEP KNUCKLE - MAC DANIEL VILLANUEVA PALIMA - EDWARD BOOTT - SIVAN RUBENSTEIN, HAMISH MACPHERSON & ADAM JAMES - HIBWORD - ALICE GALE-FEENY - OLWEN DAVIES - OLLIE SMITH - TOM BARNES - NATALIE BEECH - IAN DOLAN - DJ NINJA BOB - ACCESS ALL AREAS & CIAN BIANCHY - INKMILK - MICHAEL TEW - JONNY MCLEAN - FUELLED DANCE THEATRE - LAPELLE’S FACTORY - RACHAEL YOUNG - THE HICCUP PROJECT - ES MORGAN - NEAR MISS COMPANY - LAUREN WHITTER - DAVID WILSON CLARKE - MATT CAWREY - WILL DICKIE - ALI WILSON - HERMIONE PURVIS - IAN DOLAN - EWEN KEITH DRIVER - NENE CAMARA

Thank you to Arts Council England for funding us. Thank you to the venues and partners we worked with, including Curve, Camden People’s Theatre, New Walk Museum, Handmade Festival, De Montfort University, In Good Company and Lincoln Drill Hall but thank you mostly to Attenborough Arts Centre for taking a risk with us and being our grand home for 4 years. The support you gave made it possible to develop our practices outside of education (and outside of London), to connect and work with other artists across the UK, to practice inclusivity, to give space and value to experimentation, improvisation, play and testing things out. Here’s to more of that!


With love,

Jack AG Britton, Katherine Hall, Lewys Holt and Daniel Nicholas

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