Farnham Maltings want to support arts venues in South East towns to create new popular theatre experiences for their town, in their community and importantly, outside of their venue.
They are looking to invest in the production of new work which connects with those who may not regularly engage with theatre in towns, work that is enticing and relevant and work that plays with new forms.
This might encompass site-specific work or theatre that doesn’t look like theatre; it might be based in variety, comedy, magic or maybe roller skating!
The work could take place in market squares, care homes, cafes or swimming pools, but it should be work that brings a little joy and can rekindle an appetite for contemporary, popular entertainment.
They are looking to make a small number of investments of £2000-£7000 to seed ideas for new work that seeks to achieve these ambitions.
Longer term we’d hope to support the most successful of these projects, alongside the producing venue to visit further town locations across the South East.
They expect lead applicants to be arts venues, libraries or museums partnering with an artist or company. It maybe that an idea includes working with less traditional partners such as football clubs, walking groups, playgroups or hairdressers.
They’re particularly interested to hear from new venue and artist partnerships and from some of our smaller venues who may be new to producing this type of project.
9am Wednesday 13 April 2022
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by Friday 6 May 2022