Birds of Paradise Artists is a new residency opportunity for disabled artists in Scotland to develop their skills and an idea for a new project that will impact on career and practice in the longer term. Working in partnership with National Theatre of Scotland, Birds of Paradise Theatre Company will offer three artists the opportunity to develop their skills, networks and ideas through the following phases:
Introductory phase – June to August 2017
Skills Development phase – September to October 2017
Ideas Development phase – November to December 2017
BOP knows that a career in the arts is not straightforward for anyone and recognises that disabled artists face increased barriers; from starting out to working professionally. To mitigate these barriers we are working in various ways across the sector to offer development opportunities to artists. This opportunity has been created to support artists with an exciting and strong idea that would benefit from some time, resources and expertise to flourish.
The aim of this residency is to benefit the careers of 3 disabled artists in Scotland both in terms of skills and ideas development. The residency outcomes are:
- More and better work created and shared by disabled artists
- Three disabled artists have increased skills and confidence to take careers forward
Artists of all mediums (e.g. writers, painters, dancers) are invited to apply but project ideas submitted must be performance based.
Selection will based on the following criteria. Artists will be shortlisted and put forward for interview and 3 artists will be selected.
- How exciting the panels find the idea the artist has proposed
- How beneficial being involved in the residency will be to the artist’s career
For a full breakdown of the criteria, please go to “What are you looking for in applications?” in the FAQs section below.
DEADLINE TO APPLY – Friday 26th May at 5pm
INTERVIEWS – Thursday 8th June
People wishing to be considered for this opportunity must be available to attend in person for the following dates:
Monday 25 September – Friday 29 September 2017
Monday 6 November – Friday 10 November 2017