Call for submissions: Starting Blocks 2015 at Camden People’s Theatre

Sprint is London’s biggest and best established annual festival of new and unusual theatre and performance. It showcases work by the most exciting new artists and companies in the UK and beyond.
Starting Blocks offers the opportunity to create new theatre work, with the support of Camden People’s Theatre, as part of a peer network that encourages collaboration and engagement between participating artists. Over ten weeks, the selected artists will meet weekly to share practice, ideas and their developing works. They will also be given space to develop their particular project and practice. The scheme runs from January to March 2014, allowing time for the participants to develop work, or work-in-progress, to be shown at CPT’s prestigious Sprint festival.

Applicants can apply with just an idea, or with an idea that has received early-stage development, and now needs space, structure, and peer support to help bring it to life. Projects that have already been developed at another organisation, or with the financial support of a funding body, will not be considered.

Recent successful projects to have been developed through Starting Blocks include The Way You Tell Them by Rachel Mars, Pretty Ugly by Louise Orwin, Don Quijote by Tom Frankland and Keir Cooper, Brothers of Justiceby Joe Wild and Lawrence Speck and Fox Symphony by Foxy & Husk. Participating artists (2011-14) include: Greg Wohead, Ira Brand, Fran Millican-Slater, HalfCut and Anne Langford.


For more information and to apply go to The CPT website

The deadline for Starting Blocks applications is Fri 14 Nov at 12pm.