45North champions female-identifying and non-binary artists theatre productions.
We believe in championing the careers of emerging female-identifying and non-binary artists on and off the stage. This is how we will achieve our pledge of 75% representation for these groups in 45North.
Please watch this space and our Twitter account for more information about how we are changing and expanding our support for artists in 2021 and beyond.
From 2021, 45North will run two seed commission schemes per year. Each scheme will focus on an underrepresented group of artists and lead to the commissioning of 3 theatre-makers to develop the beginnings of an idea across a 6 weeks period, or what we call a ‘0.5 draft’.
Each commission will receive a fee of £1000, plus access to a week’s rehearsal space, and 15 hours of mentorship from the commission curator & facilitator. The curator & facilitator will change with every scheme and always be an artist from the underrepresented group we are supporting at that time.
We are offering 3 seed commissions to trans and gender non-conforming artists looking to develop an idea for live theatre. We include all forms of gender diversion under this banner including Trans Women, Trans Femme, Trans Men, Trans Masc, Non-binary people, and especially encourage QTPOC artists to apply. This scheme will be curated with and facilitated by Tabby Lamb and the 3 artists will receive
We are keen to hear from theatre-makers, writers, devisors, directors and designers. This does not have to be a text-based seed commission! The artists commissioned will be asked to work on their idea part-time across 6-weeks through March and April, with the aim of creating what we call a 0.5 draft by the end of the scheme.
This will vary from piece to piece, but we would like the draft to show the general shape of the show giving an idea of pace, form, style, character and dialogue (where needed!)
To apply, please answer the 3 questions below. You can answer with text, video recording, voice notes, or any other form that you feel helps portray you (e.g. Pinterest mood board).
Answers should be 200-400 words per question if written, or 2-3 minutes if recorded.
Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 4th January 2021 – Applications Open
Friday 29th January 2021 – Applications Close
W/C 8th February – Interviews
March & April – Period for Seed Commission Work