The Incubator 2016 at Theatre Royal Bath

The Incubator is the egg’s pioneering new work programme, developing world-class theatre for young audiences. Funded by The Leverhulme Trust and The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation between 2014 – 2017, The Incubator programme selects artists and theatre companies from across the British Isles and provide optimal conditions for them to experiment in and create new plays.

The aim of the programme is to encourage more talented artists to write and make for young audiences and ensure this work is the best it can be.

About the programme:  You do not need to have a producer on board to apply, but your proposal will be stronger if you can provide support from either;

  • A co-producing partner
  • An independent producer committed to supporting the ongoing development of this piece, including the acquisition of necessary funds from funding bodies and other co-producers.

Appointed artists or companies will access funding (cash and in kind) to cover: a bursary direct to the scholar, travel, accommodation, access to training, research and development time and human resources,  creative team for the R&D.

What they want to support:  They are accepting applications from non-venue based artists or theatre companies with an idea for one of the following works:

  • An adaptation of a  well-known, early years picture / story book
  • An innovative and accessible take on a classic secondary school set text
  • A new work for under 8’s with an international partner

What to submit/How to apply:  The full (detailed) submissions guidelines are on their website.  Completed applications can be returned to:

Deadline: Friday 28 August 2015

Source:  Bruntwood Prize Opportunities

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