This residency is open to an artist or group of artists who live in, or want to make work for, Dumfries and Galloway. The goal is to create a new performance work that can tour rurally in Scotland. It is for artists with lived experience of the challenges of living in a rural area. We are working with Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival and The Stove Network (through the What We Do Now project).

The goal of this residency is to work towards sharing the work or details of your residency in an informal setting with other artists and invited guests from the theatre industry. Apply to this if you are looking for a residency which helps you to explore your artistry, ideas and process of making work. This could be doing some research of a new work, or developing those initial ideas on your own or with other people.

This Residency is for discovering, doing research and the initial development of an idea or new project. The budget of £5,000 is available for each residency, which will cover lead artist fee (based on two weeks of their time), project costs and materials. These residencies take place over three months January - March 2025. How the artist would like to use their two weeks of time is up to them (it could be a fortnight, or single days spread out across the three months). They could use some of this budget to work with actors and a director/dramaturg or for time to research.

The outcome of this residency is to work towards sharing the work or details of your residency in an informal setting with peers and invited industry colleagues.

 

Applications can be submitted in English or Gaelic. If you want to submit in another language, you must first email us at artistresidency@nationaltheatrescotland.com a minimum of 7 days before submitting your application to enable us to confirm language interpreters. 

This form will ask you to upload video or audio files as your answers to each question. There is a separate form if you want to apply in written text.

This residency is open to an artist or group of artists who live in, or want to make work for, Dumfries and Galloway. The goal is to create a new performance work that can tour rurally in Scotland. It is for artists with lived experience of the challenges of living in a rural area. We are working with Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival and The Stove Network (through the What We Do Now project).

The goal of this residency is to work towards sharing the work or details of your residency in an informal setting with other artists and invited guests from the theatre industry. Apply to this if you are looking for a residency which helps you to explore your artistry, ideas and process of making work. This could be doing some research of a new work, or developing those initial ideas on your own or with other people.

This Residency is for discovering, doing research and the initial development of an idea or new project. The budget of £5,000 is available for each residency, which will cover lead artist fee (based on two weeks of their time), project costs and materials. These residencies take place over three months January - March 2025. How the artist would like to use their two weeks of time is up to them (it could be a fortnight, or single days spread out across the three months). They could use some of this budget to work with actors and a director/dramaturg or for time to research.

The outcome of this residency is to work towards sharing the work or details of your residency in an informal setting with peers and invited industry colleagues.


 

Applications can be submitted in English or Gaelic. If you want to submit in another language, you must first email us at artistresidency@nationaltheatrescotland.com a minimum of 7 days before submitting your application to enable us to confirm language interpreters. 

This form will ask you to write text answers to each question. There is a separate form if you want to apply with a video or audio.

This residency is for writers who want to start work on a piece of new writing for theatre. Writers need to have had at least one written professional work made. This can have been in any form.

This Residency is for discovering, doing research and the initial development of an idea or new project. The budget of £5,000 is available for each residency, which will cover lead artist fee (based on two weeks of their time), project costs and materials. These residencies take place over three months January - March 2025. How the artist would like to use their two weeks of time is up to them (it could be a fortnight, or single days spread out across the three months). They could use some of this budget to work with actors and a director/dramaturg or for time to research.

The outcome is to work towards a first complete draft of a play. Apply to this if you have an idea you would like to develop into a text for performance.


Applications can be submitted in English or Gaelic. If you want to submit in another language, you must first email us at artistresidency@nationaltheatrescotland.com a minimum of 7 days before submitting your application to enable us to confirm language interpreters. 

This form will ask you to upload video and audio files for your application. There is a separate form if you want to apply with a written text.

This residency is for writers who want to start work on a piece of new writing for theatre. Writers need to have had at least one written professional work made. This can have been in any form.


This Residency is for discovering, doing research and the initial development of an idea or new project. The budget of £5,000 is available for each residency, which will cover lead artist fee (based on two weeks of their time), project costs and materials. These residencies take place over three months January - March 2025. How the artist would like to use their two weeks of time is up to them (it could be a fortnight, or single days spread out across the three months). They could use some of this budget to work with actors and a director/dramaturg or for time to research.

The outcome is to work towards a first complete draft of a play. Apply to this if you have an idea you would like to develop into a text for performance.



Applications can be submitted in English or Gaelic. If you want to submit in another language, you must first email us at artistresidency@nationaltheatrescotland.com a minimum of 7 days before submitting your application to enable us to confirm language interpreters. 

This form will ask you to write text answers to each question. There is a separate form if you want to apply with a video or audio.

This residency is for theatre artists and technologists to work together to develop a new immersive performance that is narrative-driven (i.e communicating a story).  

XR Technologies could include mixed reality technologies – like 360 theatre (using a 360 degree film camera), Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Ambisonics (360 sound and spatial sound).   

This residency is developed in partnership with the Creative Media Academy at University of the West of Scotland).

This residency will end with a sharing – the scope of which will be determined with producing support. 

A budget of £15,000 to include lead artist fee, based on approximately six weeks of their time, over a five-month period between January – May 2025, collaborator fees, project costs and materials.  

Apply to this if you are looking to develop your idea for a new work with dedicated resource, research and development time. This could be for developing your project to a point where you could share it with programmers, promoters, or producers. This could also be about testing out ideas and processes which need to be explored before the work is ready for final rehearsals and production stage.  

We will work with each artist to tailor their residency to what they need, want to explore and develop. 

Applications can be submitted in English or Gaelic. If you want to submit in another language, you must first email us at artistresidency@nationaltheatrescotland.com a minimum of 7 days before submitting your application to enable us to confirm language interpreters  

This form will ask you to upload video or audio to each question. There is a separate form if you want to apply in written text.


Stage One – Expression of interest 

We are looking for a brief description of an idea for a new show that uses new technology and is an immersive performance. This new show should tell a story and can be open in performance form – for example it can be text based or more experiential in how you take an audience on a journey. Artists will retain all rights to their idea/s. You can only submit one idea. You can be the lead artist on one application, however you can be a named collaborator in more than one application.  

This residency is for theatre artists and technologists to work together to develop a new immersive performance that is narrative-driven (i.e communicating a story).  

XR Technologies could include mixed reality technologies – like 360 theatre (using a 360 degree film camera), Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Ambisonics (360 sound and spatial sound).   

This residency is developed in partnership with the Creative Media Academy at University of the West of Scotland).   

This residency will end with a sharing – the scope of which will be determined with producing support. 

A budget of £15,000 to include lead artist fee, based on approximately six weeks of their time, over a five-month period between January – May 2025, collaborator fees, project costs and materials.  

Apply to this if you are looking to develop your idea for a new work with dedicated resource, research and development time. This could be for developing your project to a point where you could share it with programmers, promoters, or producers. This could also be about testing out ideas and processes which need to be explored before the work is ready for final rehearsals and production stage.  

We will work with each artist to tailor their residency to what they need, want to explore and develop. 

Applications can be submitted in English or Gaelic. If you want to submit in another language, you must first email us at artistresidency@nationaltheatrescotland.com a minimum of 7 days before submitting your application to enable us to confirm language interpreters  

This form will ask you to write text answers to each question. There is a separate form if you want to apply with a video or audio.

 

Stage One – Expression of interest 

We are looking for a brief description of an idea for a new show that uses new technology and is an immersive performance. This new show should tell a story and can be open in performance form – for example it can be text based or more experiential in how you take an audience on a journey. Artists will retain all rights to their idea/s. You can only submit one idea. You can be the lead artist on one application, however you can be a named collaborator in more than one application.

If you would like to request in-kind support for personal or project development, you can do that through this form.

If you have any access needs that means you need us to adapt this process, please call 0141 221 0970 or email newapproaches@nationaltheatrescotland.com

You will be given the choice to ask for:

· Space Loan – this could be a private space for solo working, a large meeting space for planning, or a rehearsal space for collaborative work on its feet. Use of space is only available for request if your project is unfunded. If you have received funding for the work you want to undertake, you should email carrie.taylor@nationaltheatrescotland.com to request space at our discounted arts workers rate.

· An introduction meeting with a member of the staff team (please be specific about the advice you are looking for so we can direct your request to the relevant department)

· Equipment Loan – you can access our list of props here and request loans on tech equipment, props, sets and costume

· NTS attendance at a sharing of your work – please note we have a budget for attending this work, so do not need you to provide us with free tickets. It is unlikely that we would be able to attend an event that happens less than one month from request date.

If you are intending to name or include this in-kind support as part of a funding application, you must let us know this in advance as part of your request. 

These requests are monitored by the Artistic Development Team as frequently as possible, and redirected to other departments as necessary. We will endeavour to let everyone know whether we can fulfil their request. Turnaround time for a response will be dependent on staff capacity. All requests are subject to availability and timelines, and will be prioritised for artists/companies from our priorities (see Strategic Framework) and who have not been lent support before.

While submitting your request, you will be asked to complete a Diversity Monitoring Form to help us understand who is engaging with us.

Once your request is submitted, you will automatically receive confirmation of receipt.

The Neighbourhood is a project by National Theatre of Scotland. We are interested in what it means for the local community for a National company to be located on their doorstep, and what that means to us at the National Theatre.

This residency is for an artist, who is interested in creating a creative engagement process driven project throughout a six-month residency, with and by the community users of Possobilities in North Glasgow in which the artist will reside for one day per week within the Possobilities Centre with the community. The residency is a way of learning more about where we’re based and how artists might work with the community. 

The residency is based on two days per week over a six month period.

Possobilities is a voluntary organisation in Glasgow that promotes healthy living that was founded in 1984 by disabled people in North Glasgow - The Centre – Possobilities.

Stage One

We are looking for a brief description of an idea. Ideas can be text, music or dance led but must be informed and include the community of Possobilities and the community it serves.  Artists will retain all rights to their idea/s. If you have more than one idea, please make separate submissions for each idea.  You can submit as many ideas as you wish.

We are looking for up to 4 ideas to take forward to Stage Two.

 Applications can be submitted in English or Gaelic. If you want to submit in another language, you must first email us at artistresidency@nationaltheatrescotland.com a minimum of 7 days before submitting your application to enable us to confirm language interpreters.
 

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