Imaginate At......residencies

We have a new series of residencies/development opportunities on offer in partnership with a range of organisations and venues in Scotland.  This new programme will offer selected artists the opportunity to develop new ideas with a residency budget, free space, Go & See funding and the support of both the organisations involved.  All of these residencies will be promoted through our Opportunities page as open call outs with an application process and a selection panel that will include freelance artists external to the partners.

We will support the following residencies over the next two years:

Imaginate at The Work Room - a week to develop new dance work for young audiences.  This call out happened in March 2017, see below for information about the selected artist - Julia McGhee.

Imaginate at National Theatre of Scotland - a 2 week writer's attachment to support the development of a new piece of theatre suitable for touring into schools.  This call out is currently openthe deadline is Monday 3 July 2017.

Imaginate at the Tron Theatre - a funded LabWeek in the Changing House with producing and technical support to develop a new piece of theatre for young audiences in early 2018.  

Imaginate at Citymoves - a one-week residency in October 2018 to support the development of a new piece of dance for young audiences.

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If you are interested in partnering with us on an Imaginate At....residency, or are an artist and would like to find out more, you can contact Fiona Ferguson (Creative Development Director).


Imaginate At The Work Room

The 2017 call out for this residency has now past, the selected artist is Julia McGhee, a choregrapher, performer and teacher based in Easter Ross.  Julia applied to have some time and support to develop a project called Interactive Experiments, an interactive performance in collaboration with a group of young people who have autism and learning disabilities.  You can read more about this production in the project blog.

"My principle interest in this residency would be the opportunity to work in the studio intensively for a week with Quee and Robbie on developing the structure of the performance, gathering and reflecting on the material we have acquired through the workshops to date (December 2016 to August/September 2017) and establishing a first draft (or drafts) of the ‘Interactive Experiments’ performance.  I am keeping an open mind as to the format of the performance – and there may be more than one – whether it be live performance involving music, dance and elements of projected film, or an installation that allows the audience to visit and leave as and when they wish, or a documentary film or a CD capturing the soundtrack over the course of the project."   Julia McGhee

The artistic team for this residency is Julia McGhee, Quee McArthur and Robbie Synge, Julia is also currently being supported by a Janice Parker Projects Dance Artist Bursary/Saltire Society Award.