Part-funded theatre making residency

Cost: This residency comes with a bursary of £360.

Organiser: Brave Bold Drama

Brave Bold Drama Community Interest Company are proud to announce the third of four part-funded residencies at their rehearsal space & community arts centre Creative Workspace in Withywood, South Bristol. The COG Residencies are for artists who are interested in finding new ways to engage our immediate community in South Bristol through a participatory creative activities, and who can demonstrate an ability to do this in sensitive, non-patronising, inspiring and innovative ways.

Why COG? It stands for Creative Opportunity Givers. The COG Residencies provide space to explore an idea for a week and to find a way of engaging specific community members with your ideas through two half-day workshops that are engaging, innovative and practical. We are particularly interested for this residency in outreach work that would reach one of the following audiences: early years families, single parents or other disadvantaged adults, adults with a learning disability or older people.

This COG residency is open to anyone who makes theatre. Solo theatre artists or collectives are equally welcome to apply. We welcome applications from theatre makers who are parents and will work with you to accommodate your childcare needs onsite if this is required. We will work to accommodate all access requirements.

Full details can be downloaded from our website here

Key Dates 

Deadline to apply: Sunday 12th January, midnight

Interviews: To be scheduled between 20th-24th January at Creative Workspace

Residency and workshops: To be scheduled between 27th Jan – 14th February or 24th February – 31st March.

We are happy to accommodate some weekend working with your residency if this is required. All 5 dates of the residency do not necessarily need to be consecutive.

How to apply

If you’re interested in applying please provide the following:

  • A short overview of the idea or project you’d like to explore during the 5 days
  • Links to relevant past work (attachments, weblinks, links to social media are all acceptable)
  • An indication of which group you would like to create your outreach workshops for and a brief half page of what activities you propose for these workshops.
  • An indication of which dates you definitely could not make. Please note if you are applying as a collective, it is important that everyone can make the same 5 days.

Please send all applications to [email protected] by the deadline of Friday 10th January 2020 by 5pm with COG RESIDENCY APPLICATION in the subject line. We aim to respond to shortlisted applications by Wednesday 15th January. Unfortunately we will not be able to provide detailed feedback to all applicants, but can give brief feedback if requested.


Creative Workspace



Contact Details

Gill Simmons
[email protected]
0117 964 6799

Opportunity title: Part-funded theatre making residency
Expiry Date: 2020-01-13T00:00:00+00:00