How to apply
The deadline for applications is 5pm, Monday 9 December 2019. Applications should be emailed to OSBTTA@barbican.org.uk. Late applications and those not submitted by email will not be accepted.
In order to prepare your application, please make sure you are eligible. It is very important that you have read the additional information (found below) including the eligibility guidelines before completing this application. This preparation will also help you find out what we are looking for, and how to make the best case.
The Barbican and OSBTTA are committed to nurturing and developing creative talents from a diverse range of backgrounds and contexts. We welcome application from disabled artists and can make reasonable adjustments to the application process as required Please contact us if you would like to submit your application in an alternative form, such as a video, or wish to discuss any other requirements, by emailing OSBTTA@barbican.org.uk.
- Monday 9 December 2019 - Deadline for submissions
- March 2020 - Barbican will respond to applicants to let them know whether they have been successful
We will acknowledge every application but regret that we are unable to offer any feedback due to the volume of applications
- May 2020 - Interviews
We usually interview around 6-8 applicants. After these interviews 2 applicants are shortlisted and given a £2500 R&D grant to explore their idea further, culminating in a presentation to the panel of judges
- October 2020- Research & Development presentations
These 20-30 minute presentations are an opportunity to share with the panel a practical demonstration of the project that is being proposed. After these presentations a winner is selected.
- Summer/Autumn 2021 – Performances of OSBTTA 2021 winning production
The winning proposal is developed into a full production with support from the Barbican and is presented as part of their 2021 Theatre and Dance season.