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
HOW TO APPLY FOR AN OPEN LAB SLOT
Please download the document below for details of how to apply and more information. The next call for applications is now open and will close on 26th January 2015 at 10:00am. Any applications received after this deadline will not be considered. This round of applications will be for Open LAB opportunities from May 2015 to November 2015. If you have any questions pertaining to the application then please email email@example.com
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ARTISTS
Connecting Conversations in autumn 2014: Dinner and discussion hosted by
Michael “Mikey J” Asante from Boy Blue Entertainment dates tbc – please
register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Photograph of Brave New Worlds taking part in an Open Lab in the Pit Theatre taken by Camilla Greenwell