Call out for 400th anniversary Mayflower themed ideas at the Albany theatre

2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower from Plymouth UK to Plymouth Massachusetts. Rotherhithe in Southwark is one of 11 destinations across the UK that will commemorate this exceptional voyage as part of The Mayflower 400 programme, with an exciting programme of events, public art and wider content exploring the themes of migration, tolerance, enterprise and community.

What are they are looking for?
  •  They are looking for ideas from artists, collectives or groups (performing artists, musicians, visual artists) who would like to develop new work addressing the Mayflower 400 themes
  • They are open to ideas that will work in the theatre and/or the whole building including the auditorium, café space, staircase, library spaces and outdoors
  • They want to hear how your work will engage with local audiences
  • They would like a public sharing of the work throughout your time with them – this could be an open studio/rehearsal, a workshop, work-in-progress…
What do they offer?
  • Two 5-day residencies – which will include use of Canada Water theatre and agreed use of other building spaces: 22 – 27 June / 29 June – 04 July 2020
  • Support in kind from the Albany creative, producing, marketing and technical teams
  • Residency fee of £500 for individuals and up to £1000 for companies/groups
How to apply?

You can apply in writing (no more than two A4 pages in total), by video (up to 5 minutes) or audio (up to 5 minutes). Please include:

  • A short introduction to you as an artist/ company
  • Examples of relevant works (this can be links to a website/ videos/ portfolio)
  • A description of your idea including how you will explore the Mayflower 400 themes, your discipline(s), choice of dates, and how you will work with local audiences or groups

Please send to: with subject line MAYFLOWER 400 AT CANADA WATER or by post to Lucy Warren, The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG.

For more information please visit their website.

Deadline: 31st March 2020

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