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Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival is pleased to announce Collidescope, a pilot engagement project for mid-development artists and creators to intensively engage with the Brighton Festival programme. The initiative will enable a selection of artists to attend a wide range of shows and events in the festival programme, network with a group of fellow participants, and share conversations with festival artists from across the disciplines.
Suitable for artists who have been making work for at least five years, this opportunity will provide an immersive experience through a packed show schedule across the 23 days of Brighton Festival, and the chance to meet the Festival artists in up-close and personal encounters. Artists and creators making work in all areas of the performing arts are welcome to apply – 6-8 participants will be selected for this pilot programme.
Throughout the experience, the focus is on peer-to-peer creative development, with the goal of potentially creating new marriages of minds for future explorations. The schedule, cherry picked by the Festival programming team will feature challenging and innovative performances in a wide range of art-forms, accompanied by informal facilitated conversations with the producing artists, to generate debate, ideas and inspiration within a multi-disciplinary atmosphere. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences and thoughts through Festival-led social media on a regular basis.
Between Sat 3 May and Sun 25 May, the participants will attend approximately 15-20 shows as well as Meet the Artist events and specially arranged conversations with Festival artists. Tickets for all events will be provided free of charge to participants of Collidescope, who are required to commit in full to the schedule of shows and events as part of the project –the group will attend shows together, which will be an important part of the experience. Additionally, participants may attend a selected programme of theatre-led shows and events through the caravan showcase (Sun 11 May – Tue 13 May).
Participants will be selected by application – please note that a significant time commitment is required. Most shows and events will be scheduled for the evenings and weekends, however a number of events and talks will take place during the daytime, so participants need to have a flexible and available schedule.
Application deadline: Mon 7 Apr – decisions announced by Mon 14 Apr.
For application and provisional show and event schedule visit http://brightondome.org/join_in/artist_opportunities/collidescope/