Live Dates: 2017-18
At Theatre Bristol we want to shine a light on independent artists and producers who help lead and shape the future of the arts.
We know it can be hard for independents to attend conferences and events, and that industry gatherings are often only accessible to salaried staff. That’s why we offer help with tickets, travel or accommodation costs for ‘TB Agents’ – artists and producers who want to attend events to soak up new ideas, make contacts and represent the independent sector.
All we ask in return is that they find a way to share their experience and learning. This might be by live tweeting the event, writing a blog, making a podcast, or hosting a conversation.
In our pilot year we offered 2 placements for people to attend IETM, and 9 ‘TB Agent’ opportunities for artists, primarily dancers, to attend events in the UK. You can read more here
In 2017-18 we have extended expanded the initiative 4 times a year by a panel including at least one artist. The proposal dates align with those for the ACE/BC Artist International Development Fund, in case you want to apply for an international event.
Interested? Find out more
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 19TH FEBRUARY 2018, 2pm. Applications after this time will not be considered for this round.
If you need some inspiration, here are a few UK and European events and festivals which feature a really exciting contemporary performance programme:
IETM Plenary, Porto, 26-29 April 2018: https://www.ietm.org/
Kunsten Festival, Brussels, 4-26 May 2018: http://www.kfda.be/en
Take Me Somewhere, Glasgow, May 2018: https://takemesomewhere.co.uk/
WOW (Women of the World) Festival, London, 7-11 March 2018: https://www.
Dublin Fringe Fest, Dublin, 8-28 September 2018: http://fringefest.com
Cork Midsummer Festival, Cork, 15-24 June 2018: http://www.
Lift Festival, London, May onwards 2018: https://www.
Manchester International Festival, Manchester, 4-21 July 2019: http://mif.co.uk
Dance Umbrella Festival, London, 11-28 October 2018: http://www.
Fira Tarrega, Barcelona, 6-9 September 2018: https://www.
Vienna Festival, Vienna, 11 May-17 June 2018: http://www.