New Opportunities for MANIPULATE Festival 2021 Announced

MANIPULATE is a festival that’s been on the go since 2008 to promote visual and physical theatre, puppetry and animated films to adults audiences in Edinburgh. It takes place every year in the dreary month of February when its eclectic programme goes a long way to lift the winter blues and brighten dark nights. 

It may only be September, but in a spirit of optimism, MANIPULATE is offering two opportunities to artists for 2021. They are as follows:

MANIPULATE 2021: Artist Commission Call-Out

This commission callout is open to artists from a wide range of disciplines including puppetry, physical theatre, visual arts, design and animation. We actively encourage those who are under-represented in the arts to apply, including D/deaf or hard of hearing and other disabled artists, artists of colour and working-class artists and welcome a conversation with you about how we can support you either to apply or during the project. Please see Puppet Animation website for full details.  

SURGE Physical Theatre Bursary

Surge is offering two bursaries for new physical theatre work suitable for digital and live indoor performance to emerging, Scotland-based artists and companies. The chosen artists/companies will be given a budget of £2500 towards the creation of the piece plus mentoring from Surge. The piece will be devised to be performed either live in a theatre setting and/or broadcast  live online, depending on public health recommendations at the time. Please see Surge website for full details.  

Irene Brown

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