Offsite is a midlands artist development programme supporting the growth of outdoor arts in the region, created & managed by Déda, Derby.
The programme looks to create more opportunities locally for the outdoor sector offering a range of artist development opportunities including workshops, mentoring, ideas testing sites & go see visits. The programme seeks to increase the range of artists working in outdoor arts across the midlands & encourage more work from the midlands into national & international market places.
OffSite invites artists and companies to apply for support for the research, development or the creation of new outdoor performance works. With this seed funding, we are looking to support Midlands based artists who are already working in, interested in or who are developing performances for Outdoor contexts.
The seed funding available is made up of funds from the Esmeé Fairbairn, Foundation & the OffSite partner organisations Derby Festé, Birmingham Hippodrome, Lakeside Arts Nottingham, Appetite Stoke & Wild Rumpus – Timber Festival.
The cash support for the seed funded projects will range from £500 to £3000 (average commission over previous two years £2100 Commission, £950 R&D). The number of projects we support is dependent on the applications received and the value of the funding requests.
We are interested in supporting the following types of outdoor performance:
Each project selected will be assigned a lead partner from the OffSite affiliates, to help with further support over the course of the project timeline.
Additional support maybe available to projects, including:
(PLEASE NOTE – the above is dependent on availability & affiliate organisations time constraints)
To apply, please fill out the attached application form and return this by 17:00 on Thursday 20 December 2018 to Déda’s Creative Producer Phil Hargreaves on the email address below:
If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Phil directly.
Click the links below to download the Offsite commission call application form: