2013 Flying Solo Artist Commission: NRTF and Contact Theatre Partnership

This March the Flying Solo Festival returns for a week of amazing live art, spoken word and theatre.

Contact Theatre are excited to announce as part of the Flying Solo Festival we are offering two artists commissions for those aged 18+.

12 shortlisted participants for Flying Solo 2013 will receive: A week of development masterclasses with industry experts and this year's Flying Solo Festival performers. Successful applicants will then pitch publicly in front of an audience and judges on Sat 9 March.

Successful applicants to both commissions receive:

Flying Solo Commission - International Collaboration:
You receive £3000 cash, mentoring and producing support, rehearsal space and the opportunity to develop and perform a new solo show in Amsterdam and London before bringing it back to Manchester for Flying Solo Festival 2014.

Flying Solo Commission - Strategic Rural Touring:
You receive £3000 cash, mentoring and producing support, rehearsal space and the opportunity to develop and perform a new solo show suitable for ages 13+, before bringing it back to Manchester for Flying Solo Festival 2014, and touring the show nationally in 2014 and 2015. There will also be a collective offer from the rural touring sector which will include mentoring, access to rehearsal space, dramaturgical support, fundraising support, showcase opportunities and the opportunity to meet Rural Touring Schemes at the NRTF Annual Conference 2013 (TBC).

To apply please state which (or both) commission you are interested in and answer the following questions:

Flying Solo Commission: International Collaboration: Presented in partnership with Contact, MC Theatre and The Albany. In association with Fuel Theatre.

Why do you want to collaborate internationally?
Why is it the right time for you to fly solo?

Flying Solo Commission: Rural Touring: Presented in partnership with Contact, the National Rural Touring Forum, Cheshire Rural Touring Network, Spot On Lancashire, Take Art and Beaford Arts.

Why do you want to do rural touring?
Why is it the right time for you to fly solo?

Send your answer, along with examples of your work to: elizabethtait@contactmcr.com by Mon 11th Feb 2013. The file size limit is 5mb. For more information, please contact Teresa East on 0161 274 0611.

Supported by Contact in collaboration with MC Theatre, Fuel Theatre, The Albany, the National Rural Touring Forum, Cheshire Rural Touring Network, Spot On Lancashire, Take Art and Beaford Arts.

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