Making Applications and Proposals
10.00am – 1.00pm, Wednesday 18th February 2015
Duns, Venue to be confirmed
One of a series of Cultural Enterprise Office workshops delivered by CABN, Making Applications & Proposals explains the processes of writing focussed applications and proposals for funding, commissions and residencies.
What to Expect:
Using discussion and diagrams, you will explore how to clarify your ideas and intentions so that potential supporters can engage with your proposal. You will be shown:
- how to research and target the most appropriate opportunities
- how to plan and structure your approach
- standard formats for presenting proposals
- key information to convey
- checks to ensure you’re providing what the recipient is looking for
- common selection criteria
You will also have the opportunity to develop/edit a 30 word summary of your proposal.
Clarity and greater understanding of how to plan and present your ideas.
This event is free. To book contact Kay.McCluskey@scotborders.gov.uk or call 01450 360441 by 12.00 noon on Monday 16th February 2015.
Please note that you may find this workshop to be of assistance if you are planning to apply for a South of Scotland Visual Artist and Craft Makers Award.
For further information please visit the Training and Business Advice page on the CABN website.
Youth Theatre Arts Scotland – Interchange 2015
Saturday 21st March 2015 – Sunday 22nd March 2015
Howden Park Centre, Howden, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 6AE
For drama/theatre professionals. Tickets are now on sale for Interchange 2015: Scotland’s only annual training conference for professionals who use drama and theatre in their work with young people.
Now in it’s 11th year, this two day event provides a range of learning opportunities for delegates of all levels, skills and abilities.
Workshop leaders include John Borstal, from Dance Exchange USA, with an introduction on Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process for giving and getting feedback on artistic work.
The costs are:
- £150 Full weekend for YTAS members
- £200 Full weekend for non members
- £90 Saturday or Sunday only for YTAS members
- £120 Saturday or Sunday only for non members
Bursaries are available.
For further information please visit the YTAS website.
Call Out for Dance Works for Showcase
Deadline for expressions of interest: 5pm, Friday 6th February 2015
Curated by Jack Webb, Dance Base are seeking short dance performances from local dance artists in Scotland for their Spring professional dance showcase – Senses. Headlining the showcase, as part of a professional development residency, will be the award-winning choreographer Gary Clarke. Do you have a new or existing work, or a work in progress, that you would like to perform at Dance Base, a National Centre for Dance in Edinburgh? Your audience will be made up of peers, industry professionals, and members of the public.
You will receive expenses to support your participation. Works that are 15 – 20 minutes or less will be considered.
Borders Youth Theatre presents The Edelweiss Pirates
7.30pm, Thursday 19th February 2015, Friday 20th February 2015 and Saturday 21st February 2015
MacArts Centre, Bridge Street, Galashiels, TD1 1SP
Tickets available on the door: £7, concessions £5
Borders Youth Theatre are performing the play The Edelweiss Pirates by Ayub Khan Din as part of the annual National Theatre Connections – a nationwide celebration of new plays for young people. This is an exciting opportunity for BYT to be linked again with such a prestigious, nationwide project. Each year new plays are commissioned from some of the best contemporary playwrights in the country, for performance by schools and youth theatres all over the UK and Ireland, making Connections one of the world’s largest celebrations of youth theatre.
After the performances at MacArts in Galashiels, the play will then go on a short tour of some of the Scottish Borders High Schools, and then finally go to the Eden Court Theatre in Inverness in April as part of NT Connections Youth Theatre Festival.
The Edelweiss Pirates is set in Germany and is based around true events. The Second World War rages into its fourth year, and though the majority of young Germans have been brainwashed into joining the Hitler Youth organisation, small groups of teenagers across Germany found the courage to say “No, enough is enough”. One such group are “The Edelweiss Pirates”of Cologne, the five members choose to stand up to the regime even though they may have to pay a terrible price for their convictions.
The production is directed and conceived by Kai Peacock and Oli Bisset, and involves over 25 young people from across the Scottish Borders. When asked about the production Kai said:
“This really is an amazing play, and a great opportunity for the young people in the Borders to perform such a challenging piece looking at one of the most key moments in history. It has been an interesting journey for the members of the BYT Company to take as we have had to research, learn and understand about the history of the Second World War and what it was like to be a young person living in Germany in such difficult times. I feel that this play is an inspiration to us all because it shows the power and effect that young people can have past and present by standing up for what they believe in, which is very relevant today and especially poignant with the current news headlines around the world.”
The play is suitable for those 12 years old and over.
23rd March 2015 – 27th March 2015
The Studio on the Green, Selkirk
Dreamtime is the name given to an annual Scottish Borders week-long residency which exists to support choreographers and artists to create innovative new work. Theresidency is a joint initiative between Dance Base and Scottish Borders Council’s Arts Development (Performing Arts Partnership). Previous Dream Time creative residencies have been awarded to Ian Spink (2012) and Tess Letham (2013). The venue is The Studio on the Green in Selkirk, founded in 1989 by Jenna Agate and Trevor Timms, it is a custom-built dance studio set in a peaceful location, affording a supportive and nurturing environment for project participants. Future Dreamtime residencies are by application to Dance Base as advertised on their professional programme web pages.
Borders based choreographer Claire Pencak,Artistic Director of Tabula Rasa takes up the March 2015 residency (tabularasacollaborations.com). Over the 5 days she will be collaborating with dancers Merav Israel and Tim Rubidge, artist Helen Douglas and composer Matthew Collings on developing a choreographic score/structure for Humming the Hexagon – a performance piece inspired by bees and beekeeping. They will draw on a collection of research materials including, scientific data, interviews with beekeepers, sound and film documentation, wax and other materials gathered through a Leverhulme Trust Artist Residency in The Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University 2012.
Dream Time Residency – Open Improvisation Workshop
10.00am – 12.00noon, Tuesday 24th March 2015
The Studio on the Green, Selkirk
We will be exploring some of the choreographic themes of the residency and working with improvisational structures and digital projections.
The workshop is free and open to all ages and levels of experience.
Dream Time Residency – Studio Sharing Event
3.30pm, Friday 27th March 2015
The Studio on the Green, Selkirk
An informal sharing of some of the choreographic processes developed during the 5 day residency at the Studio on the Green.
No booking required. Duration: About one hour
For more information contact Claire Pençak – firstname.lastname@example.org.
This residency is a joint initiative between national dance agency Dance Base and Scottish Borders Council’s Art Development (Performing Arts Partnership).