New Popular at Farnham Maltings- Seed funding for proposals

This five-year project, supported by Esmée Fairbairn, will invest in the testing and creation of new theatre with the ambition of reaching broader audiences in new places with new experiences. They are looking to make a small number of investments of £3000-£8000 that test new approaches and seed ideas for new pieces of theatre that seeks to achieve these ambitions. They hope to support some of these projects further to full production.

Working across the South East of England Farnham Maltings will be developing partnerships with communities and theatre makers who are curious to play with form. This might encompass site-specific work, theatre that doesn’t look like theatre, work in village fetes, care homes, high streets and sea fronts; work that rediscovers an appetite for contemporary, popular entertainment.

They are keen to encourage unlikely alliances between regional venues or promoters including theatres, local authorities, libraries, community centres or maybe grandparents, cycling clubs, astrologists and artists to test new ideas with seed funding from us and to see the best of these into full production.



They expect lead applicants may be theatre makers and venues but but particularly welcome partnerships with non-arts partners ranging from local authorities, housing associations to community groups such as allotment societies, walking groups, residents associations, playgroups and hairdressers.

They are hoping to support a range of different approaches working with theatre makers from local emerging companies to experienced, international artists.


9am Monday 25 March 2019


Successful proposals will be posted on the Farnham Maltings website.

Published on:
15 Feb 2019


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