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Opportunities: Call for participation in “MAKE A MOVE” An Art incubator for contemporary European non-institutionalised and independent theatre (Ireland, Croatia, Romania) Deadline – 30th December 2018

Call for participation in “MAKE A MOVE” An Art incubator for contemporary European non-institutionalised and independent theatre (Ireland, Croatia, Romania) April – December 2019
Deadline: 30th December 2018
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Fee to Participate or Apply: 0

Description Of Opportunity:

Call for participation in “MAKE A MOVE” An Art incubator for contemporary European non-institutionalised and independent theatre.

The incubator is aimed for all independent theatre makers, be it individual artists or collectives (companies), in the field of contemporary movement-based theatre practices (such as physical theatre, mime, improvisational theatre and other forms with a strong relation to the body and movement). We are using the terms “non-institutionalised” or “independent” theatre to refer to practices that take place outside and beyond established institutions or repertory theatres. However, we are aware that this realm of theatre can only be adequately understood and precisely named in the context of each individual European country or region.

The ‘Make a Move’ project objective is to contribute to the revitalization of European theatre by mobilizing the unutilized creative and innovative potential of non-institutionalised and independent theatre practices, such as physical theatre, corporeal mime and improvisational theatre.

The strategy to achieve this is to develop and test an innovative incubating environment in which noninstitutionalised and independent theatre practitioners will have the opportunity to develop their artistic and professional skills and grow their production proposals from the stage of creative ideas to different stages of production and promotion. The project will identify at least 5 new cooperation opportunities and initiate applications to sources of funding.


Eligibility Criteria

– Mid-career theatre makers with at least 10 years of professional work, be it individual artists, collectives or companies

– Artists from the field of movement-based theatre practices and/or with a strong relation to the body and movement in their artistic practice

– Artists who are European residents, working freelance and/or in collectives (companies), based/registered in Europe

– Collectives (companies) with eligibility for funding in their country of residence is a requirement

– Very good written and spoken English skills Overall criteria – An interest in being a part of transnational collaboration and co-creation process

– An interest in building capacities in the areas of cultural business and audience development

– A commitment to networking and further developing international cooperation projects

– A commitment to bringing artistic questions, interests or concerns and developing them further inside of the incubator – An interest in sharing and showing work within the context of the European Capitals of Culture 2020 (Rijeka and Galway)



– Working in an international context

– Improving professional skills

– Peer learning, education and training

– Improving career opportunities to work internationally

– Accessing new markets, creating network possibilities, building partnerships and contacts

– Reaching new and wider audiences.


Programme and Calendar

There will be three thematically defined Labs as part of the whole Incubator in three cities:

(1) “Digital Practices” in Galway, Ireland (25/04/2019 – 04/05/2019)

(2) “Site-specific theatre and audience outreach” in Rijeka, Croatia (10/09/2019 – 19/09/2019)

(3) “Inside Out – Positioning non-institutionalised theatre practices in a critical journalistic and business context” in Targu-Mures, Romania (09/12/2019 – 18/12/2019) The dates exclude traveling days.

Terms and Conditions

– The artist or collective will be paid 4.320,00 Euros for participating in all the three Labs.

– All expenses are paid including travel, accommodation and subsistence (or per diem).

– If an individual artist applies, they must attend all the three Labs of the incubator during 2019, in Galway (Ireland), Rijeka (Croatia) and Targu-Mures (Romania).

– If a collective of artists or a company applies, they have an option sending only one artist per Lab (2-3 artists in total for the whole Incubator).

– During each Lab, an artist will have the opportunity to collaborate and co-create with nine (9) other artists in residence and occasionally with some local or regional artists.

– At each Lab the co-creation activity will culminate in a work-in-progress showings. These will be public events held in different locations in each Art Incubator city, in which participating Make a Move artists will stage performances and interact with the local audience to receive feedback on the work that the artists will be developing in the Labs.

– Art Incubator participants will blog about their experience and the artists’ blogs will be available on the project website. The blogs will be part of a reflective process that will allow other external artists and cultural managers to understand the evolution of the artists’ practices through the Labs and the co-creation laboratories, and will include photos, videos, etc.

– Art Incubator participants will be supported in identifying and elaborating new cooperation project ideas.

How To Apply:

Application process

Please apply by filling in the online application form that includes your personal details, short biography, motivation letter, CV(s), reference(s) and links to examples of your work. Please make sure you are filling in the right application form since there are two options: one for an individual theatre maker and the other for a collective (company). The deadline for the application is 30th December 2018 at 5pm (GMT).


Selection process

An interim decision will be made based on artistic quality, potentially including follow up interview via Skype. The applicants will be informed about the final results, including waiting list by February 2019. During February 2019, the selected Artists/Collectives will be contracted by the project.

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble and network, blog, and publisher, He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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