Artist Residencies

    Artist Development is central to our mission to tell a wide range of stories and to support and nurture a creative community.

    What are the Residencies?

    We are offering Bristol and South West-based artists residency time in our Spielman Theatre to develop ideas for a brand new piece of work.

    We will offer six to eight residencies in 2019 comprising one or two weeks of studio time each, depending on the needs of the process.

    The focus of the residencies is on the exploration and incubation of new ideas. There isn’t pressure for the artists to present something at the end of their residency, unless doing so will support their process.

    Applications – EXTENDED UNTIL Mon 05 November, 5pm

    Applications for the 2019 residencies are open until Mon 05 November, 5pm and residencies are be available from January to November 2019.

    How to Apply

    Please download and complete the application form on the right of this page above. Please also complete an Equal Opportunities form and return that with your application.

    We ask for a brief description of you, the work you’d like to do, the outcomes you hope to achieve and how you think working in our building will make a difference to you.

    We will also ask for a description of how you would tailor the residency. For example, do you need:

    • a quiet and focused thinking space
    • an active space to collaborate and test ideas
    • creative conversations with the producing team

    Selection Process

    Our selection process will reflect our artistic vision: to programme a range of styles, voices and stories that represent our diverse community. And we will select artists/companies to whom we feel we can offer the best support.

    We will be making selections based on:

    • The work you do
    • What you would like to achieve
    • What barriers you face when trying to develop a new idea
    • How much impact we can have on your process
    • How in line your work is with our programme

    For more information or if you have any questions please contact artists@tobaccofactorytheatres.com