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Grant Opportunities: Call For Applications: New Voices 2022

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Deadline: 21-Jul-22

The Artscape is delighted to announce a public call for applications for all theatre and performing arts makers and exciting story-tellers who would be interested in the staging of new work for the 2022 New Voices season to be staged in October 2022.

Scriptwriters and storytellers are invited to submit their full texts with a synopsis where your themes are clearly explained. OR, a minimum of ten pages of a text.

What do you mean when you say “NEW VOICES”?

  • A “NEW VOICE” is a text written by either an established writer who has written and been published and/or produced before. OR, it could be an aspiring first-time writer who wants to “break into” the industry. What is important is that your “NEW VOICE” will add something original, innovative and fresh to the theatrical landscape.

Do I pay anything, like an application fee or do I pay anything towards production costs?

  • There is no application fee. It is open to anyone interested in submitting. Artscape pays for all the production costs, including posters, marketing, cast and crew, venue etc.

What they are Looking for

  • South African and African content by South Africans/Africans;
  • Only Western Cape-based individuals may submit applications;
  • Only new work that has not yet been performed anywhere, may be submitted;
  • Works may be submitted in English, Isi-Xhosa or Afrikaans, or a combination of the three;
  • All submitted work may only have a maximum of FIVE performers;

Eligibility Criteria

  • Preference will be given to:
    • A theatrical story of national significance to South Africa/Africa: this is a broad spec, so be guided by what you feel is of relevance to the country/this city;
    • Work that aims to reclaim and restore marginalised aesthetics, content and language in arts and performances;
    • Stories that deal with issues of a social, cultural, heritage, identity, gender or language nature, reflecting the diverse society;
    • Work that aims to reclaim and restore dignity and confidence to individuals and communities that have been disregarded and underrepresented.
    • Work that adds something new and fresh to the theatrical landscape.

For more information, visit https://www.artscape.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Call-For-Applications-NEW-VOICES-22-.pdf

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