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Open Pitch 2021


A call out to people with a story to tell who want creative collaboration to tell it
 
Open Pitch is an opportunity for anyone who may feel they have not had the chance or means to follow a creative path in their lives, but have a burning idea that would suit performance or presentation to an audience. Your story may be from your own life, where you live or anything else you are passionate about. We want it to be your voice at the centre. We are interested in people, their places and their passions. 

As a theatre company who have staged shows in theatres, online, on telephones and on postcards, New Perspectives' definition of performance is very broad. We are interested in stories that show us the world differently. What you end up making could be a digital experience, a safe live experience or something that uses a whole new medium altogether. Tell us what you are interested in and we will help you find the best way to share it. 

We will help you realise and present your work
by pairing you up with a professional artist or practitioner

The person you collaborate with may be an actor, a writer, an illustrator, a graphic artist, a musician, a film maker or any other discipline that would help deliver your idea. You do not need to identify someone for your application, as we can help you with this.  

The selected applicants will each be awarded a small budget to develop and present their idea, in addition to receiving in-kind support from New Perspectives staff team. We anticipate the work made to be short and/or minimal it's in execution, although we will work with you to ensure both its production value and reach. 

We will not be judging anyone based on relevant experience, training or credentials. We have kept our application form deliberately short, for you to simply give us a sense of who you are and what you might like to do. This opportunity is not aimed at artists, although it will employ artists as collaborators further down the line.
 

Thanks to support from the Garrick Charitable Trust we have one further place available.   If you have any queries please contact jayne@newperspectives.co.uk otherwise please download the application pack and send to info@newperspectives.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.
Download an Application Pack here
 



Open Pitch is kindly supported by the Garrick Charitable Trust
 
Open Pitch image credit: Jan Tinneberg 


                                                                                                                                                                 


Welcome

New Perspectives is an East Midlands' based touring theatre company, specialising in bringing new work to rural and community audiences. Through an annual programme of original adaptations, rare revivals and new writing, we aim to bring live theatre that is diverse, affordable and accessible into the heart of wide-ranging communities, as well as to regional, national and international venues.  
Our productions are testament to the fact that rural theatre is as relevant, challenging and vital as theatre made for any other environment. Our participatory projects, career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts makes tangible difference to people where they live.

As a registered charity (no. 1058309), your support can make a real difference... Find out more
 
 
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During these uncertain times theatre and creativity continue to make a positive impact.
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