Opportunities

Opportunities & calls for submissions

Starting Blocks 2020 – call for submissions

Applications are now open for CPT’s annual artist support scheme Starting Blocks: a creative community for developing new theatre work.

What it is

Starting Blocks invites artists to create innovative new projects with CPT’s support, as part of a peer network encouraging collaboration and engagement between participants. Over ten weeks, participants meet weekly to share practice, ideas and their developing works. They are given space to develop their project and practice, tailored mentoring, and a small materials budget.

The scheme runs January to March 2020, allowing time for participants to develop works-in-progress to be shown at CPT’s Sprint festival in March 2020.

What we’re looking for

On Starting Blocks, we’re looking for shows the like of which we’ve never seen before: new work, new ways of making theatre, new experiences for audiences. Please familiarise yourself with CPT’s artistic priorities; more info here. We are looking for bold, innovative theatre and performance from early-career artists, particularly where it engages with issues of cultural, social or political currency.

To apply, please read in full our call-out document and apply via the Google Form inside.

The deadline for submissions is 10am Wednesday 11 September. Any questions, please email James on [email protected]

Sprint Festival 2020 – call for submissions

Applications are now open for Sprint 2020, which runs from March 5 to 28, 2020. Ideally, proposals will be for work that is finished by March 2020.  We will also consider works-in-progress and ‘scratch’ performances.

Sprint is London’s major annual festival of new and unusual theatre. It showcases work by the most exciting new artists and companies in the UK and beyond.  With Sprint, Camden People’s Theatre opens its doors widely to artists at the very start of their careers, artists who’ve never performed at CPT before, or artists with brand new projects to perform.

A vital, nourishing seedbed for bold, new and emerging artists” – The Stage on Sprint

To apply, please read in full our call-out document and apply via the Google Form inside.

The deadline for submissions is 10am Monday 7 October. Any questions, please email James on [email protected]

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