Bush Theatre issues call for three new associate artists

The Bush Theatre is looking for three exceptional individual artists or companies whose practice is focused on new writing and new work, to join them as Associate Artists, in a new programme supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation.

Bush Theatre Artists. Photo: Richard Davenport

Bush Theatre Artists. Photo: Richard Davenport

The Associate Artists will be attached to the Bush Theatre’s new Studio space, which opens in 2017 as part of the theatre’s major redevelopment.

Applications are invited from artists and companies that have an established following and engagement with specific audiences, and wish to expand their practice, audience base, capacity and potential, through a partnership with the Bush Theatre in an 18-month programme starting from September 2016.

The successful associates will receive financial support in the form of a £2,500 bursary, a contribution towards research and development expenses, and commissions of work and/or activities for the Studio and other Bush programmes and events. In-kind support will include mentoring, use of R&D and meeting spaces in the building and access to and involvement with key events, meetings and decisions in the everyday life of the Bush Theatre.

Applications can be submitted via the Bush Theatre’s website at www.bushtheatre.co.uk/artists/ from today until the window closes on 30 June 2016.

The selecting panel will include the Bush Theatre’s Artistic Director Madani Younis, Associate Director Omar Elerian and an external panel member.

In 2016, as part of Madani Younis’ stated aim of creating a theatre that truly reflects the community in which it sits, the Bush Theatre is undergoing a major redevelopment of its building, creating a new second space, improved backstage facilities and a new front-of-house area, and making the whole building fully accessible and more sustainable. During the building works, the Bush Theatre’s programme is moving out into the local community, embracing the buildings and people of West London.

This programme is made possible thanks to support from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.

For more information on the Bush Theatre’s programme, visit www.bushtheatre.co.uk