Sprint 2022 Call-Out
Sprint is London’s major annual festival of new and unusual theatre. CPT open their
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.
Applications are now open for Sprint 2022, which runs from March 8 to 26, 2022 (dates tbc). Ideally, proposals will be for work that is finished and performance-ready by March 2022. They will also consider works-in-progress and ‘scratch’ performances.
The CPT arrangement with Sprint artists is flexible according to the needs of each show, but their default offer in 2022 is:
- A 60:40 box-office split in artists’ favour (Usual ticket price £12, concs £10; seating capacity 65)
- PR and marketing support, inclusion in brochures, flyers, website, social media activity
- PR, marketing and other professional skills training sessions for participating artists
- Technician to support get-in, get-out and to operate shows
- Networking opportunities with other festival artists
- Discounted tickets to other events in the Sprint festival
Deadline: Wednesday 29 September at 10am.
Starting Blocks 2022 Call-Out
Applications are now open for CPT’s unique artist support scheme Starting Blocks: a creative community for developing new theatre work.
Starting Blocks invites artists to create innovative new projects, as part of a peer network encouraging collaboration 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, a participation fee of £500 and a small materials budget. The scheme runs Jan-March 2022, and participants develop works-in-progress to be shown at CPT’s Sprint festival in March 2022. More info.
Applicants can apply with just an idea, or with an idea that has undergone early-stage development, and now needs space, structure, and peer support to help bring it to life.
Deadline to apply: Friday 24 September at 10am
Interviews will take place on October 5 & 6
They welcome and encourage applications from artists who identify as:
- D/deaf and/or disabled
- Working-class, benefit class, criminal class and/or underclass
- Global majority*
*This includes people of Black Caribbean, Black African, South Asian, East Asian, South East Asian, Middle Eastern, Arab, Latinx, Jewish, Romany and Irish Traveller heritage.