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Added: Thursday 12th January, 2017

Inn Crowd: Call Out For Applications

Applause Rural Touring and Creative Arts East are looking for performances for their Southeast and East of England Live Literature Touring project.

Who we are:

Inn Crowd is a programme of high quality live literature performances touring to rural pubs across the South East and East of England (Kent, E & W Sussex, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk) from 2016 – 2019.  It is intended to help reinforce pubs as central to rural community life by bringing exceptional cultural experiences to new audiences.

Applause Rural Touring and Creative Arts East are working with Pub is the Hub and artistic partners New Writing South and Writers’ Centre Norwich to deliver Inn Crowd.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for three sorts of performances for our Southeast and East of England Live Literature Touring project:

Ready-to-Go: shows, sets or performances that have already been developed, have already had runs or tours, have records of critical or audience feedback and are available for booking now.

Reshape: shows, sets or performances that have been fully or partially developed and can be reshaped to suit the Inn Crowd scheme with minimal additional development time and assistance from the Inn Crowd consortium. To tour Sept 2017 onwards.

Co-Production: ideas for new shows, sets or performances that can be developed with time and assistance from the Inn Crowd consortium. To tour Feb 2018 onwards

Performances can be suitable for adult, family or child audiences. Our expansive definition of Live Literature includes elements of theatre, poetry, spoken word, storytelling, literary adaptation, comedy, live art and audience participation … but the starting point for performances that we consider for this scheme must be written or composed text.

What we can offer:

Ready-to-Go: artists fee ranging from £350 - £750 (inc VAT travel costs, equipment hire, accommodation and other expenses.) per booked performance

Reshape: up to £1,000 development budget + rehearsal space at Writers’ Centre Norwich and / or New Writing South in Brighton + artists fee ranging from £350 - £750 (inc VAT travel costs, equipment hire, accommodation and other expenses.) per booked performance

Co-Production: up to £3,000 development budget + rehearsal space at Writers’ Centre Norwich and / or New Writing South in Brighton + artists fee ranging from £350 - £750 (inc VAT travel costs, equipment hire, accommodation and other expenses.) per booked performance

How to Apply: 

Ready to Go Proposal

Download this form, complete the details and email it to Karen Kidman at Creative Arts East (karen@creativeartseast.co.uk). Name and save your form in the following format - ‘[Individual or Company Name] Inn Crowd Ready to Go Proposal’.

Reshape Proposal

Download this form, complete the details and email it to Julia Bird (julia@jaybird.org.uk). Name and save your form in the following format - ‘[Individual or Company Name] Inn Crowd Reshape Proposal’.

Co-Production Proposal

Download this form, complete the details and email it to Julia Bird (julia@jaybird.org.uk). Name and save your form in the following format - ‘[Individual or Company Name] Inn Crowd Co-production Proposal’.

  • Please bear in mind that the pub venues on this tour will vary enormously – your work may take place in a bar setting or a function room with extremely minimal technical facilities.
  • We are looking to book performances for four separate touring seasons: Sept 17 – Jan 18, Feb – Aug 18, Sept 18 – Jan 19 and  Feb – Aug 19
  • You are welcome to (but not obliged to) submit proposals for more than one show in more than one category – ie you may have a couple of ready-to-go shows and an idea for the re/development of a new one that you would like to tell us about. Fill out separate forms for each individual show.
  • We are planning a showcase of proposed performances for February 21 at Writers’ Centre Norwich to which some selected companies and individuals will be invited to pitch their show or perform a 15 minute extract from it.

Timeline

Deadline for expressions of interest – 31 January 2017

Shortlisted companies / individuals informed by 7 February

Showcase for selected companies / individuals – 21 February

For an informal discussion about The Inn Crowd, please contact inncrowd@writerscentrenorwich.org.uk