Doorstep Arts

Doorstep Arts / Opportunities / Mon 21 Jul 2014

Call for Scratch Performances - deadline extended

Call for Scratch Performances - deadline extended

The next season of Doorstep Theatre will run from 9-12 October 2014. We are looking for Torbay-based musicians, dancers and theatre makers who have exciting new work they'd like to develop for performance.

Proposals now being accepted for new SCRATCH shows for the October dates. This is:
• A chance to try out new original performance material for an audience
• A chance to perform alongside other local artists and national touring shows
• Includes funding/subsidy to reimburse travel costs and production needs

SCRATCH proposals (due Monday 21 July) must:

1. Demonstrate a thematic or genre link to one of the touring BAC shows. See details here -

2. Include the Scratch Application form with all relevant sections completed. Download the form here -

3. An image/photo which can be used for publicity (you must have the rights to these images, i.e. original photos or artwork). Images should be at least 500x500 dpi and higher resolution is preferred. Up to 3 photos will be accepted.

What is a SCRATCH performance?
An inclusive process of developing theatre that involves the audience from the onset.
Developed twelve years ago, by Battersea Arts Centre, SCRATCH is a process of testing ideas that embraces experimentation and learning. In a practical sense this means artists sharing in-development-work with an audience, who then help enrich the work through their immediate response, feedback and sometimes direct involvement. Co-productions that develop through SCRATCH can go on to become part of the BAC touring programme.

Successful applicants will demonstrate artistic excellence, an understanding of the region and audiences, and have flexible production needs for non-theatre spaces.

What are we looking for this upcoming October 2014 season?
• 3-4 original performances which can range in length from 5 to 20 minutes and which are suitable for a range of audiences – curtain raisers of a professional standard.
• 3-5 local musicians who would like to perform in the Folk in a Box venue. (Demo song required as part of application)
• A touring show for primary schools, which should be 20-30 minutes in length and have an accompanying workshop.

The deadline for SCRATCH applications is Monday 21 July at 5 PM. All applications should be submitted online to

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