OPEN LAB in the Pit
'The fact that we can come here as a hub of creativity is priceless. […] This is the first time we have genuinely been able to play and experiment, knowing that this is seed planting for a larger piece we want to develop.' The Lotos Collective – LAB participant OPEN LAB
gives artists the space to experiment in a working theatrical space without the expectation of a final product. We programme 15 LAB weeks over the year in the Pit.
We focus on artists collaborating across, and often beyond, art forms.
We accept proposals from artists from all disciplines who:
Are at the beginning of a cross arts and/or participatory idea or question
Want to try something that scares them
Are curious and brave who want to explore process with new collaborators
It’s not a place to rehearse it’s a laboratory to experiment in.
Alongside the LABs, we also invite artists to a range of activity including CPD training weekends, cross arts residencies and masterclasses, Connecting Conversation-themed dinners and discussion events, as well as seminars and networking evenings. To sign up for more information please, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW TO APPLY FOR AN OPEN LAB SLOT
Please download the document below for details of how to apply and more information. Please note the next available LABs are Nov 14-Jan 15. The deadline for applications was Monday 28th April 2014 and applying has now closed.
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ARTISTS
Connecting Conversations in spring 2014: Dinner and discussion: Art and the Environment hosted by Fanshen Theatre and Art and Mental Health hosted by Bobby Baker dates tbc – please register your interest by emailing email@example.com
Barbican/Guildhall Creative Learning invites artists to respond to an artistic brief relating to the Barbican programme or relevant areas of research
Photograph of Brave New Worlds taking part in an Open Lab in the Pit Theatre taken by Camilla Greenwell