Taal Himalayan residency open to applications (£449)

Taal Residency offers musicians, artists and theatre-makers a chance to work together to create a new project in Bhimtal, an idyllic lake town in the foothills of the Himalayas.

The residency will take place April 9th – 16th 2018. Artists of any discipline are invited to apply through this website before midnight Friday February 16th 2018. Interviews will be done in London (or Skype for international applicants) the following week.

They are looking for a mix of musicians,  performers, singers, dancers, clowns, and comedians. (*Note – their website brief doesn’t list writers or playwrights, but one of the organisers has shared this in Facebook making it clear that playwrights are welcome.) They have a max capacity of 10. You are invited to participate in group workshops, excursions and a multidisciplinary collaboration (which will be showcased in London), but participants are equally welcome to work privately on their own practice.

Cost: £449

What’s included:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Car + Driver
  • Internet
  • Excursions (optional) – They will be organising trips to various temples and places of natural beauty in the surrounding Himalayan countryside. Residents are welcome to join or stay and work at the house.

Resources available:

  • Workspace
  • Daily Workshops (optional) – Including: Vocal workshops; Improvisation; Clowning; Yoga; Composition; Orchestration; Sound Sampling; Dance; Film editing; Sketch writing; Screenwriting etc
  • Equipment available – Sound Recording Equipment – A selection of microphones; Audio-interface/mixing-desk (for multitrack recording); 2 ZOOM H4n Pro Digital Audio Recorders (for field recording)
  • Video Recording Equipment –Canon DSLR + Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM; On-site sound equipment (see above); Projector

How to apply: To apply please fill out the form on their APPLY page by 16th February 2018, and please feel free to email us with any questions on apply@taalresidency.com.

Deadline: Friday 16 February 2018 at midnight

Source: Playwriting UK Facebook Group

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