PUSH+ Different Bodies call out


5pm on Friday 6 March 2020

Credit: Photo by Kari Vassbotn

8 - 18 September 2020


5pm on Friday 6 March 2020

How to apply

Download the Application Form and read the accompanying Guidelines so you know what we are looking for.  Then email the application form with a photograph of yourself* (this will be used on the project website if you are selected for the Lab) to push@imaginate.org.ukby the deadline of 5pm on Friday 6 March 2020.

Make sure your application form is saved with your full name in the title and that your email has PUSH+ Different Bodies Lab as the subject title. 

*Images should be landscape and sent as jpeg files, at least 300DPI in quality and 2MB in size. 
**Filmed answers should be uploaded to Vimeo or Youtube as password protected links.

Download Different Bodies Lab - Application Form (Imaginate)Download Different Bodies Lab - Open Call Guidelines (Imaginate)

Applications are now open for artists based in Scotland, to participate in a residential lab, as part of PUSH+ (a 3-year Creative Europe co-operation project). This is an 8-day, paid residential laboratory that will explore the topic of Different Bodies in theatre and dance for children and young people, and which will be hosted by Scenekunstbruket in Stamsund, a fishing village in Lofoten in the Arctic Circle, Norway.  The Lab will take place from 8 - 18 September 2020 with 3 places for artists in Scotland who will join 3 artists each from Belgium, Ireland, Denmark and Norway.

We are very keen to attract as varied a group of artists as possible, including people with disability, people from minority ethnic groups, and all those who feel their bodies are not commonly represented on stage.

You can read about the previous two Labs exploring the topic of Home (Scotland, January 2019) and Failure (Belgium, September 2019).

The selection panel for this call out will include Fiona Ferguson (Creative Development Director, Imaginate/PUSH+ Steering Group), Pamela Walker (Producer, Imaginate/PUSH+ Steering Group) and two freelance artists. Artists will hear if they have been selected or not by Monday 23 March.

Imaginate is lead partner of PUSH+, working alongside partners in Belgium, Ireland, Norway, Denmark and Thailand to ‘push’ and develop thinking, ideas and the artforms within theatre and dance for children and young people in Europe. Each PUSH+ partner has their own application process but with their own selection panel and deadlines. If you are an artist based in Scotland you should apply through Imaginate using the information on this page.  You can read about the call outs in Denmark, Ireland, Belgium and Norway here.

For general enquiries about this opportunity and the PUSH+ project, you can email us at push@imaginate.org.uk or contact Fiona Ferguson (Creative Development Director, Imaginate).