Artist Development Toolkit Day at The Lowry
Thursday 27 February 2020, 10am – 6pm, The Lowry, Salford
Artist development is one of the fastest growing fields in the industry. From informal mentoring programmes to structured development pathways, artist development programmes are becoming a core part of what many organisations offer. This one-day event, hosted by Claire Symonds, The Lowry’s Senior Producer for Artist Development, will provide a rare space for people working in artist development to come together to discuss different approaches, explore new tools and connect with peers from across the industry.
With practical workshops on:
- Active Listening: Claire Antrobus, Relational Dynamics Coaching
- Critical Response Process: Natasha Gore, Liz Lerman LLC
- Developing and Maintaining Healthy Working Relationships: Gemma Baxter, independent consultant and facilitator
We have invited specialists from around the country to share their learning with peers in short provocations that shine a light on the questions and challenges being explored in artist development today. The provocations are:
- Hannah Barker, Belgrade Theatre Coventry: Are we setting up artists to fail?
- Sarah Shead, Spin Arts: How do we create a fairer arts for all? Looking to the Golden Age Pirates for answers
- Rio Matchett, Leeds Playhouse: Having honest conversations about positive discrimination
- Natalie Querol, Arts Council England: From our ACE correspondent
- Tim Bell, the egg Theatre Royal Bath: When should an artist development producer start producing?
- Lucy Graham and Julia Samuels, 20 Stories High: From young person to professional artist
- Beth Shouler, Curve Theatre: It takes a region to raise an artist
- Amy Bell, The Place: Beyond inclusion, interoggating access invitation and stewardship of resources
This event is now fully booked. However we will be sharing videos and notes from the day online as a learning resource for artist development specialists in the future.
Casting Call for TRIBE TALKS
TRIBE TALKS is a radical new format of participatory theatre, where a panel of esteemed speakers motivate the audience to talk, discuss, consider, contemplate and fathom the topics of discussion – think the BBC’s Question Time format, interspersed with live performance, music and film.
Tribe will stage an abridged showcase of this innovative concept which narrates the epic story of the Black & Asian people, from the first migration out of Africa 100,000 years ago to present day Britain.
Tribe Arts are seeking north west based performers of the following for scenes to be presented at its Industry Showcase R&D Sharing at The Lowry on 20 March 2020.
Ethnicity: Mixed African/African Caribbean & European heritage
Min Age: 18 Max Age: 30
Rehearsal Location: Leeds or Manchester
Salary: Industry rates
Rehearsal Date: 9th – 19th March (precise days of engagement tbc)
Sharing Date: 20th March 2020
Deadline: Friday 21 February 2020
Please contact Samran Rathore, Co-Artistic Director, Tribe Arts at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here you will find the latest in opportunities for artists, theatre makers and practitioners alike.
Training Workshops For Your Diary:
Training sessions designed to dig deeper into your understanding of your practice, going beyond introductory workshops. These workshops will also be live streamed from The Lowry’s YouTube Channel.
Keeping Mentally Well
Wed 29 January, 7pm, The Lowry
Booking information: Free for Artist Network members. Places are limited. Please email email@example.com to book a place.
Keeping Mentally Well: Managing Performance Anxiety is a 2-hour introductory session by the British Association For Performing Arts and Medicine (BAPAM) designed for performing arts professionals and outlines risk factors and key strategies to sustain good mental health and wellbeing throughout a demanding career.
The session focuses on evidence-based practical skills and draws from research findings, performance psychology, and proven clinical pathways.
Participants will learn skills for optimal performance practice including pre and post-performance techniques, how to identify signs of performance and arts-career related mental health problems, how to manage problems including performance anxiety, promoting good health, and where to find help.
Leading the session will be Rachel Jepson, who has been a singer, songwriter and performer for over 18 years. She is currently one half of acoustic folk duo ‘Parent’. Rachel is also a qualified counsellor and supervisor working with organizations such as the NHS, BUPA and AnxietyUK. She has also set up and run accredited CPD for musicians and published on this subject. counsellingformusicians.co.uk.
This workshop is run by The Lowry Artist Development and is free for Artist Network members. Artist Network is a drop-in scheme for those who aspire to work creatively within the industry. Members are offered workshops, training, advice surgeries, ticket discounts and the opportunity to meet like-minded peers. For more information on Artist Network and to sign up, please visit: thelowry.com/artist-network
We want to ensure that this professional development opportunity is available to everyone. Please let us know if you have any access requirements by emailing Grace Ng-Ralph on firstname.lastname@example.org in order to make the necessary arrangements in advance of your visit to The Lowry.
How To Think Like A Social Entrepreneur Workshop Leader: TBC
Wed 22 April 2020, 7pm, Classroom 1
More information to come.
Yellow Earth Academy
Yellow Earth Academy: Manchester
Yellow Earth Academy is coming to Manchester!
The Academy has been successfully running in London for 10 years and has recently opened in Birmingham and now is coming to Manchester. There are 2 courses one for Writers and one for Performers
Its run by Yellow Earth Theatre – the leading British East Asian Theatre company in the UK and have produced works such as ‘Mountains the Dreams of Lily Kwok’ at the Royal Exchange Theatre.
Yellow Earth Theatre have teamed up with theatres and organisations here in Greater Manchester and Salford to engage with British East Asians interested in writing and performing to get involved in the arts.
If you are British East Asian* and are thinking of a career in the arts as a writer or a performer in theatre – then sign up now! Both courses are entirely FREE and open to 16+ with no upper age limit.
You will learn more about the skills, craft, and strategies needed to work in the arts, build a network of fellow British East Asian artists, peers, mentors, opportunities to meet and work with local industry professionals.
The Writers Course is a new nationwide Writers Programme for British East Asian writers to create a step change in BEA writing across the UK.
This course will be held on the last Saturday of every month beginning 25 April – October 2020 at the Royal Exchange Theatre, alongside fortnightly trips to theatre or galleries with a writers focus.
HOW TO APPLY
All we need from you is:
- Up to 5 pages of written work (dialogue/a scene/a story/poetry/lyrics)
- A paragraph on what you want to get from the programme
- Email to email@example.com with ‘Manchester Writers’ in the subject line or message us Twitter/Instagram/Facebook @yellowearthuk
Deadline for application: 28 Feb 2020
The Performers Course is a fully funded intensive course in the Summer for young British East Asians(16+). It will give you a taste of life at drama school and the skills you need to become a professional performer.
This one-week course will be held from Monday 13 – Friday 17 July 2020 at Sustained Theatre Up North (STUN).
No previous performance experience needed just a willingness to play and be open, you can come from any discipline or background
HOW TO APPLY
- Email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Manchester Performers’ in the subject line and you will be sent a form to fill in.
- All who apply will be invited to an open audition held in Manchester on Sat 6 June 2020, 3pm-5pm
Deadline for application: 22 May 2020
*East Asian descent includes: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, North Korea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and their Diasporas.
Yellow Earth Academy: Manchester
Supported by: Manchester School of Theatre at Manchester Metropolitan University
Writers Course is funded by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation