We are passionate and committed to developing theatre makers to fill our stages now and in the future. In 2017 we are turning up the volume of our talent development programme, putting the artist first by enabling theatre makers from the region but also on a national and international level to make work, explore ideas and connect. As part of this commitment we are launching a brand new project, the T1 Commission, which will provide an unrivalled opportunity for mid-career theatre makers to work with us to develop a new production for our Theatre 1 stage in Spring 2019.
We are looking for an individual or a company who are ready to make a step change in their practice and who are looking for support to make this change. We want to hear from theatre makers who have not had the opportunity, the resources or the support to make work for the first time for a main stage.
Over the course of 18 months, this commissioning opportunity will include a bespoke residency which will include training, shadowing, practical R&D opportunities and mentoring from our creative team alongside a team of international industry professionals. The residency will conclude with a brand new commission to be premiered in Spring 2019.
The residency will include:
- A flexible 18 month period of development (part-time planned around artists commitments and development needs).
- Budget and support for a new commission for our T1 stage in Spring 2019.
- Access to national and international shadowing opportunities.
- Dedicated rehearsal space to play and experiment with practice alongside opportunities for critical feedback.
- Developing understanding of the mechanics of organisations including attending regular programming and team meetings.
- A dedicated Artistic Mentor identified.
- Producing support throughout the residency.
- Opportunities to see a range of work across the UK and beyond.
- Have been presenting work for a minimum of 3 to 5 years+ (approx. for 150 audiences).
- Be excited about possibility of extending practice to make a piece of work for larger spaces.
- Consider their practice and work to be in line with HOME’s ambition and mission.
- Be able to make a commitment to be resident in Manchester for periods throughout the residency.
- Be resident and eligible to work in the UK.
Shortlisted proposals will then be invited to a conversation with a panel of industry professional, including Walter Meierjohann (our Director of Theatre), Jo Crowley (1927), Richard Gregory (Quarantine) to talk about your expression of interest in late January 2017.