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Trans Performance Now, R & D Grant – Tron Theatre

Trans Performance Now

Working in partnership with Tron Theatre, Curious Arts (North East of England), and Dr Rachel Hann at Northumbria University, the Trans Performance Now project is seeking applications from trans, nonbinary and gender nonconforming practitioners based or working in Scotland, for an R&D Grant.

The R&DGrant will support an artist or group of artists with pre-existing production experience to develop a performance idea to pitch to producers in the future.

Selected Artists will receive the following support:

  • 5 days of in-kind space and production support provide by Tron Theatre to support an R&D phase.
  • £10,000 grant to cover your/your collaborator’s time, production costs, and R&D related travel and accommodation. 
  • Mentoring from the Tron Theatre Artistic Development Teamandleading academic on trans performance
  • Inclusion as a case study in a high-profile academic study on trans performance in the UK.
  • Mentoring to be included in, and potentially write for, academic publications.
  • Travel, Accommodation and Day fee for attendance at London Symposium and Newcastle Festival.

Individuals as well as groups are welcome to apply, but the grant amount is fixed. Projects led by theatre makers/performers, designers, directors, playwrights and choreographers are encouraged to apply. The opportunity is also open to all genres of performance from live art to musicals.

For more information and details on how to apply, please visit the Tron Theatre website here: www.tron.co.uk/creative/

Application Dates:

  • Applications open: 27 June 2024
  • Information session: 18:00, 16 July 2024. An information session hosted at Tron Theatre to meet the lead project investigator and Tron colleagues, to hear more about the project and an opportunity to ask questions about the application process and grants.
  • Deadline for submissions: 12:00 (noon), 29 July 2024
  • Selection meeting: 27 August 2024 Shortlisted Artists/Companies will be invited to a short meeting either in person or on Zoom/telephone. Representatives from our partners will be in attendance. You will be offered travel expenses for stage two applications (interviews).
  • All applicants informed of outcome by: 2 September 2024