Gone in 20 Minutes (Gi20) gives six artists or companies a development grant of £6,000 to realize their small to medium-scale idea. The winners will participate in mentoring sessions with Gi20’s partners and will be given the opportunity to present their work in front of national audiences and arts programmers at a series of Festivals and showcase events spanning 3 weekends over the summer of 2015.
The National Theatre’s Watch This Space Festival, Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF) and at Waterman’s Arts Centre’s outdoor programme in Hounslow Town Centre and Southwark Council’s Blackfriars Stories, who will share the staging of the final showcase.
There are three prizes that will be awarded at the end of the programme. The Audience prize (£1000) will be decided by public vote at the 3 showcase events. The Jury Prize (£1000) will be decided by a jury made up of 2 UK based and 1 international outdoor arts specialists, who will also give detailed feedback to the participating companies. The Development Prize, awarded by the 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Centre is a week’s residency plus mentoring at the centre.
Applications are welcome from all art forms including circus, dance, theatre, music and visual arts or a combination of the above.
Gi20 is a national, outdoor performance programme that offers development funding, mentoring support and showcasing opportunities for emerging artists to develop small- to medium-scale outdoor arts projects.
‘A major barrier would be that we are a new company and relatively unknown. As a choreographer I am at the beginning of my career so I suppose it’s just getting people to trust and support the work. That’s why Gi20 is so amazing … we have been able to create a piece knowing that someone already thinks it’s a good idea.’ 2013 Gi20 artist
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