Hurry to avert climate crisis

Published: 14 August 2020
Reporter: David Upton

There’s less than a fortnight left to apply for this year’s Nuffield residency at Lancaster University.

Lancaster Arts is acclaimed for the presentation, creation and development of innovative contemporary artworks and their residency will support an artist or collective to develop a project that is innovative, contemporary and/or cross artform, and requires a large (theatre) space for its development.

This year’s project should address the theme of the climate crisis: can your work be a platform to raise awareness and imagine a more sustainable future? The work could tie into Lancaster University’s Environment Centre and many local environmental initiatives and activists.

The 2020 residency offers:

  • A cash investment of £1,500 to cover fees, accommodation, travel, expenses, materials etc. (This can be used as match funding from other sources.)
  • 1 x 2-day initial exploratory residency in the week of October 26
  • 1 x 7-day period working in the Nuffield Theatre November 23–29 (including 5 days with technical support)
  • 2 x 1-hour mentoring sessions
  • Dramaturgical support and feedback from the Lancaster Arts Creative producing team
  • Additional creative time in other spaces (subject to availability) on Lancaster University campus, such as the eco hub
  • Connections with academics at the university or local environmental activist groups, if desired

Successful applicants will be required to present some outcomes of their residency week (e.g. a work in progress, an ideas share etc.) and contribute some material for Lancaster Arts’ online archive that gives some insight into their process (a blog, a video diary, pages from a sketchbook etc.).

The application deadline is August 26 at noon. Shortlisting will be the week of August 31.