Applying for the 2014 Award
Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Late applications and those other than by email will not be accepted.
THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 5PM, FRIDAY 14 DECEMBER, 2012.
If you are intending to apply for the Award, please contact the OSBTT with details of any current or future work that they may see.
The Award is designed for artists who are at the stage in their career where they can demonstrably benefit from moving onto a fully resourced and funded production. It is there to help artists move on to the next level in their professional career.
- Long-term normal residents of the UK or Ireland (3 years or more).
- Demonstrable commitment to British or Irish performing arts.
- Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
- Production experience i.e. at least two or three fringe, or similar scale, productions in either the UK or Ireland.
- All proposals must have an artistic leader attached to it, i.e. director or choreographer, who must be a long-term normal resident of the UK or Ireland (3 years or more).
- Those in full-time education are not eligible.
- Artists or companies who have already had several main stage shows, or worked repeatedly with leading theatre venues, or are already well established artists or companies are not eligible.
- Companies that are Regularly Funded Organisations from the Arts Council are not eligible to apply.
- Shows with a previous production history (excluding Research and Development work) will not be considered.
How to apply
The Trustees regret that they cannot enter into correspondence or discussion over failed applications.
What happens next?
The OSBTT will respond to all applicants in mid-February 2013.
Selected applicants will be asked for a second submission to develop their ideas further. This submission will include: a proposed production budget, details about the Research and Development period, details of a design and production team, design ideas for the productions, a more developed proposal for the production.
Based on this submission, a panel of judges will establish a short list to interview. Interviews are likely to take place in May 2013.
After the interview, two grants of up to £2,500 for Research and Development will be awarded.
In the Autumn of 2013, following the showing of the results of the R and D period, the winner will be announced. The production will take place in the Summer of 2014.
"This Award offers a very rare opportunity for a young and visionary theatre-making team to pursue and complete a project about which they are passionate. The Trust seeks out artists who are prepared to throw away the rule book in order to find the most vivid theatrical language for the stories they want to tell."
- Tom Morris, Bristol Old Vic.