This year we are offering two Develop Residencies. The Develop Residency programme aims to build and deepen relationships with artists, through the offer of a longer, more in-depth period of exploration of a idea, with a dedicated budget of £20,000 and access to all physical and staff resources. We will work with each artist to tailor their residency to what they need, want to explore and develop.
| We will be hosting a live webinar on the 12 September 10:30am-11:30am , giving potential applicants the opportunity to ask questions about each of the residencies. |
To book your place on this webinar please email email@example.com.
| Develop Residency (Artists in Community)
This residency is to support an individual artist, a collective of artists, or a company to have dedicated space and budget to develop an idea or project which engages specifically with a community within North Glasgow. Ideas can be text, music or dance led, be comedies, musicals, political etc, but must be informed by and include the community of North Glasgow.
The outcome of this residency will be part of The Neighbourhood project. We are interested in what it means for the local community to have a national company on their doorstep, and what that means to us at the National Theatre of Scotland.
What form the outcome takes is to be decided upon as the residency progresses.
| Develop Residency (Disabled artists)
This residency is to support the development of an idea and project to a first staging or draft. This is for an individual artist, a collective or artists, or a company to have dedicated space and budget to develop an idea or project to a first draft stage.
This residency will end with a sharing – the scope of which can be determined with producing support.
A budget of £20,000 to include lead artist fee, based on six weeks of their time, over a five-month period between January – May 2024, collaborator fees, project costs and materials.
Apply to this if you are looking to develop your idea for a new work with dedicated resource, research and development time. This could be for developing your project to a point where you could share it with programmers, promoters, or producers. This could also be about testing out ideas and processes which need to be explored before the work is ready for final rehearsals and production stage.
All Develop residencies will also offer artists the following opportunities where required and available:
- Access to rehearsal space – at Rockvilla in Glasgow.
- 1-2-1s to focus on your next steps for development of the work once the residency has ended (including producing and dramaturgical advice)
- Technical support and advice
- Bespoke opportunities like process pop ins to rehearsals of productions
- Access to advice sessions with National Theatre Scotland staff team (which could cover marketing and press, fundraising, touring, engagement)
- Meeting with us at the end of the residency to reflect and, if relevant, explore what the next steps of the work could be.
- Support of a separate budget specifically for individual access needs. 1-2-1 sessions can be used to support creation of an artist’s access rider – a document which can then be shared with future collaborators.
| For Develop (Artists in Community)
All submissions, at each stage, will be read by a panel made of the Creative Engagement team, together with two artistic advisors, Kevin P. Gilday and Nasim Rebecca Asl.
You can submit as many ideas as you wish idea to this residency but please make separate submissions for each idea.
Closing Date for expressions of interest is 10am 6 October. Artists will be contacted about outcomes by 23 October.
Closing date for Stage Two submissions is 10 November. The final outcome will be communicated on 27 November.
We are looking to select one project with a start date to be agreed, but before March 2024.
| For Develop (Disabled Artists)
All submissions, at each stage, will be read by a panel made of the National Theatre of Scotland artistic team, together with external artistic advisors with a lived experience of disability. The names of confirmed panel members will be added to the website once confirmed.
The lead artist/ collective/ company can only submit one idea for this residency. However, you can submit your idea and also be named as a collaborator on other applications.
Closing Date for expressions of interest is 10am on 23 October. Artists will be contacted about outcomes by end of November.
Closing date for Stage Two submissions is 4 December. The final outcome will be communicated by the end of December.
We are looking to select one idea to be completed by the end of May 2024.