The Point is now welcoming interest from artists and companies with a portfolio of work to join its @HOME scheme.
As part of The Point’s next four year cycle (2018-2022) starting in April 2018, we are looking to form a long-term two-way relationship with up to four artists or companies working in a performance context in theatre, dance, circus, aerial dance, integrated, or outdoor arts. We are keen to support non-ACE NPO artists/companies who have an existing profile and work portfolio, but who have little or no core infrastructure. We are interested on going on a joint journey over an extended period of time and fuel an upward trajectory.
We want to create a meaningful and authentic connection that is reciprocal and that breaks down the barriers between artist and venue. We would support the development of a four-year strategic plan and be instrumental in creating opportunities to make a step change, whether it be artistically or organisationally.
In exchange we are looking to expand our creative brain and invite the successful artists or companies to become involved in developing the creative programme at The Point which might include the performance programme, audience development, creative learning or professional development programmes.
We want to be able to bring artists and audiences closer together in multiple ways, and break the perception of venues as gatekeepers.
We are looking for four artists or companies who are:
-Working in a performance context with little or no core infrastructure with at least four years’ experience in the professional sector.
-Ambitious, dynamic, forward thinkers with a clear idea of what they want to achieve over a four year period artistically and organisationally.
-Willing to engage with The Point in a more meaningful way contributing to the developing creative programme.
-Willing to offer mentorship to The Point’s cohort of Associate Artists
As well as rehearsal space, co-commissioning and performance opportunities, this is a chance to have long term access to expertise in marketing, technical, organisational development, artistic mentoring, creative learning and further relationship building in regional and national networks.
An @HOME artist or company would be invited to be part of the wider Point family.
We would like to invite artists/companies to submit a letter outlining:
- Why you believe this to be a good opportunity for you or your company at this moment in time
- A brief summary of what you would hope to achieve in a four year period with details of projects planned and timeline
- How you would take the opportunity to have a stake in The Point’s creative programme bringing artists and audiences closer together - this could be curating events, a creative learning project, a professional development programme or a programme of artists talks etc
- Current CV
- Links to websites and work portfolio
- Two testimonies from referees in relation to @HOME
Completed applications should be sent by Thursday 30th November 2017 to:
or via email with @HOME in the subject heading to firstname.lastname@example.org
Selected artists will be invited to interview in January 2018
Come and Visit
If you would like to find out more and have a tour of the building you are invited to join us from 6pm on either Thursday 2nd November or Friday 24th November
You will have the chance to hear more about the Associate Artist programme over a glass of wine, before watching our Headline/Support evening featuring Protein Dance (2nd) or our current associates Theatre Re with a work-in-progress of their new work BIRTH (24th).
Previous artists supported by The Point have gone on to become Arts Council National Portfolio Organisations (ZoieLogic) to win Fringe First Awards (Milk Presents), Total Theatre Awards (Two Destination Language) receive commissions including Shift and Share (Joli Vyann) as well as plugging into touring networks across the UK.