Accelerator is a new 3-year Imaginate project offering mentoring, producing support and performance opportunities for artists to create new theatre and/or dance works in progress. They are currently seeking applications from playwrights for Accelerator (new writing).
Accelerator will allow artists to develop an idea for a new production, present it as a work in progress to potential partners (venues, festivals, funders) and find funding to take it to full production.
Each Accelerator artist will receive:
- A budget for their own time with a small production budget to research and create a work in progress.
- Dedicated support to articulate their idea, support the work-in-progress presentation, identify potential partners and write a funding application to take the work to full production. There will be further support from the wider Imaginate team to incorporate advice on programming potential, marketing, finance & budgeting and introductions to contacts within the sector (UK and international).
- Access to opportunities and events within the creative development programme including seeing work at Edinburgh International Children’s Festival.
- Rigorous feedback
- Support to find the right context and event to present the work in progress. Potential partners – programmers, funders, producers – will be invited to see it with the explicit intention of finding further support.