Take Me Somewhere’s vision is to create the best possible conditions for exceptional, radical new performance to be made in Scotland. They do this partly through our Festival platform but also through our year-round, sector support initiatives.
They have four residencies available for Scotland based artists between October – December 2022.
The residencies are opportunities for artists working in experimental performance to put an idea in motion or explore a new collaboration. They are looking for artists who wish to explore a project that raises interesting new questions relevant to our time, or is innovative in approach to form. The residencies are tester spaces, intended to nurture the early seeds of an idea or collaboration to put artists in a stronger position to further develop their projects. For this call out they are not offering rehearsal space for a funded project already in development with a confirmed premiere
These residencies have been created in the spirit of artist support and sit separately to Take Me Somewhere’s Festival, although it’s not impossible that some projects may end up being presented in the 2023 Festival programme. The residency offer includes two, 40 minute sessions with a TMS producer to support you in a way that feels appropriate, perhaps helping you to plan out the next steps of the project or suggesting partners and contexts that may be a good fit for your work.
Eligibility- These residencies are for artists who:
- Are currently based in Scotland
- May come from a variety of backgrounds across visual art/sound art, dance, music, theatre, club-performance, film-making or activism but are looking to develop a new idea or collaboration centring experimental performance
- Have a track record of rigorous artistic work. This does not have to be within experimental performance, but for these residencies we are looking for artists who are able to speak about at least two artistic projects that have shown publicly (outside of an educational environment).
- Have a commitment to experimental performance
- The interrogation speaks to the development of an artist’s practice
- Access to the Take Me Somewhere Studio for up to 6 days (10:00 – 18:00 generally)
- £1150 bursary (Approximated as a £750 fee + £400 materials / administration / collaborators budget)
- Two x 40 minute advice / strategy meetings with a TMS producer to support your development and discuss the future life of the project (please note these sessions are focused on producing or organisational mentoring, the team are not able to provide creative feedback)
- Access support costs should you require them will be discussed with each residency participant & they may be able to support you applying for Access to Work for more significant costs.
- For non-Glasgow based artists – Up to £350 travel & accommodation budget is available for the lead artist to get from home to Studio Somewhere (an estimated breakdown of these costs will be required in advance, for artists from Edinburgh or the surrounding area of Glasgow we would expect daily travel costs instead of accommodation, unless this is unsuitable due to access or care responsibilities). This budget is not intended to support travel/accommodation to an external research site. It is also not intended to pay for collaborators travel.
- Access to a part mirrored studio with a dance floor plus basic technical equipment; see tech spec for full details.
- Basic technical briefing on how to self-manage the equipment. They don’t have in-house technicians to operate for sharings, build sets or advise on technical development.
- An optional opportunity to share live/recorded work at the end of your residency with a small invited audience or online including the TMS team, if appropriate.
- Marketing support (advertising the residency on our website and posting on social media)
Although they are keen to have the physical space as a resource for creative practice, they are open to funding a residency where the artist wishes to work remotely from home over a longer period of time where there are access or care considerations, or on site where this relates to the research undertaken. You may wish to provide more information on how you imagine this working in your application.
17:00 5th August
Applicants notified by: 1st September
Residencies take Place: Oct – Dec 2022