Västmanlandsmusiken announces artist residencies for contemporary circus at Teatermaskinen, Riddarhyttan, Sweden
Västmanlandsmusiken wants to provide a platform for the development and renewal of circus of national importance and create a regional infrastructure to support this. We want to work to give contemporary circus a bigger place on stages and generally in society by:
– giving the artists time for focused work, reflection, exploration and development of their own artistic expression. With or without a finished production in mind.
– inviting the audience to take part of the artistic process in a public meeting, thus strengthening our connection to the local community.
– engaging more organisers through the public meeting at an early stage, in order to receive a work-in-progress or finished work down the line.
- Roundtrip travel for 4 people from a departure point within the Nordic region – Riddarhyttan.
- Accommodation for 4 people in Riddarhyttan.
- Ability to cook your own food, both in residence premise and in accommodation.
- Teatermaskinen’s ”Kuben” with a stage surface of at least 10×10 m2 and a ceiling height of 8 metres to beams. Between beams 9–10 metres. Floor surface larger without the dance floor.
- Sound, basic lighting, dance floor, dance mat, rigging possibilities.
- Technical support.
- Artistic feed-back if requested.
- Production fee of SEK 6 000 per week per person excl. VAT. Payment against invoice.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Active dance/circus artists.
The residence includes a public meeting with the local community through an open rehearsal, a work-in-progress, a performance form, or whatever suits the resident artists best. For us at Västmanlandsmusiken and for our residence hosts, it is important to connect with the local community and create long-term audience development. Planning takes place together with you resident artists.
Contemporary circus residence – Application deadline 17 March
Two-week stay at Teatermaskinen in Riddarhyttan for up to four circus artists.
Select an optional period between 10 June and 30 June 2019.
(Lähde: Västmanlandsmusikenin tiedote 4.3.2019)