Stobbs New Ideas Fund 2020

The Stobbs New Ideas Fund offers two artists and/or companies an opportunity to develop and present work, above-and-beyond the opportunities currently offered by Cambridge Junction. The artistic focus for the Stobbs New Ideas Fund is to support contemporary theatre, performance, live art and participatory, community and socially engaged work.

Each Stobbs New Ideas Fund commission is made up of:

  • £5,000 commission fee
  • Two weeks of residency time and space in J3 at Cambridge Junction including technical support.
  • Advice and guidance from Cambridge Junction’s programming and artist development team.
  • Opportunity to present a new work in the arts programme or at DISRUPT (the festival fka Watch Out)
  • Financial assistance from the Stobbs New Ideas Fund can be included as cash match in other grant applications.

Cambridge Junction is seeking proposals for work which:

  • Fits within the scope of contemporary theatre, performance, live art, participatory, community and socially engaged practice.
  • Can be presented in J2 at Cambridge Junction and similar black-box studio spaces, be publicly sited, or located or co-created with a community or group of people in Cambridge.
  • Has the potential to tour or have future iterations.
  • They will consider projects at the start of their development or projects which have already undergone development and now need assistance to make the work performance ready.

The successful artist(s)/company will:

  • Have a demonstrated commitment to the exploration of new ideas through performance, in content and/or artistic form.
  • Have presented at least two professional works (outside of formal education).
  • Be willing to undertake professional development opportunities (eg workshops) for members of our artist development programme and / or the Junction Young Company.
  • Have a plan/strategy for financing and managing their project including through co-commissioning and/or funding.
  • Be making work that is formally disruptive.

The Stobbs New Ideas Fund does not prioritise:

  • Artists who are currently in formal education.
  • Internationally located (non-UK resident) artist(s) or companies.



12 noon on Monday 17 February 2020.

Published on:
20 Jan 2020


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