Engine Room, the National Theatre of Scotland’s nationwide programme of opportunities for artists will be repositioned as a digital offering with consideration to what will be most useful to artists in this new context. First off, the Company will be announcing a specific Starter Artist opportunity. 10 mini bursaries will be awarded to artists across Scotland to offer thinking and research time and for them to spend one week on a project with online access to National Theatre of Scotland and venue partner staff.
The National Theatre of Scotland’s engagement with the LGBTI +community will continue over the new few months, following the cancelling of the Company’s popular Social Dance Clubs in Glasgow, Inverness and across Scotland. The Coming Back Out Ball is a partnership project with All The Queens’s Men in Australia, Eden Court, Inverness and Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing organisation, in association with Glasgow City Council. All the Queen Men’s in Australia are hosting the first online dance club on Sunday 22nd March using cloud- based conferencing software. This approach will be used in Scotland over the coming weeks to influence and roll out new online Dance Clubs for existing social dance club members and those who would like to join.