Scratch call out info and form

The SVN Scratch Night

Tuesday 14 March 2017, 7.30pm  

Otley Courthouse & Seven Arts Centre                                             

Call Out for Artists

About the SVN

The Small Venues Network is an informal organisation made up of eleven smaller arts venues in the Yorkshire region.  We share our knowledge and experience for the benefit of all members at our quarterly meetings and are currently involved in a development project funded by Grants for the Arts, exploring how the Network can work better together and develop plans for its future.  The Network covers a wide range of venues, each with its own programming style.  We have collectively commissioned new work in Yorkshire and actively look for opportunities to co-promote work and co-ordinate short runs of dates with touring artists, giving companies a set of consecutive performances within short travelling distances.

The SVN Scratch

The Scratch nights will be held simultaneously at Seven Arts Centre and Otley Courthouse during the SVN conference on Tuesday 14 March 2017. At the conference we expect an attendance of 30 plus programmers and representatives of small arts centres from across the north to be present in addition the evening is open to venues regular audience members.

The SVN Scratch night is an informal chance for theatre-makers, choreographers, spoken word artists, musicians, comedians, writers and performers to showcase new work and try it out, in front of a live audience at Otley Courthouse and Seven Arts. The audience will be asked to give feedback, answer questions set by the performers and are encouraged to hang around afterwards, chat to the performers.

What we are looking for / what can you expect?

We are looking for up to 8 artists/ companies from the region to present 15 -25 minutes of work in progress of their work.

4 Artists/ Companies will present work in Otley Court House and 4 Artists/ Companies will present their work at Seven Arts Centre

Ticketing policy for the evening is Pay What You Can Afford, with proceeds split equally between all artists. We have a small budget available to support selected companies and artists with travel expenses.

Each scratch night will support 4 artist or companies, if you are an artist/company based in Yorkshire or the surrounding regions and are interested in applying please complete and return attached Proposal Form

For further info and an informal chat about the Scratch contact Lizzie Forbes-Ritte

Completed proposal should be received by 1.00pm Monday 6 February 2017
selected artists will be informed by Friday 10 February 2017
See below for the proposal form to be filled in: