We are incredibly excited to announce our new initiative - From CASA Commission. A new online opportunity, giving up to 4 Latinx artists the chance to develop a new idea, to collaborate with a leading creative practitioner and work with CASA’s Artistic Director and Executive Producer.

We, like so many in our industry, are so sad that we cannot do our festival and residency this year and we have been desperate to find a way to connect and to create. We have developed this initiative to stimulate artists and ourselves, we think by creating with new people, in new ways and with fresh new ideas, this commission will offer all involved both a bit of relief and creative stimulation.

We are a multi-arts organisation and we would love to receive applications of all kinds, such as dance, performance and live art, theatre, documentary theatre, multi-media projects, immersive, site-specific and moving image.

What to expect:

⁃ £1000 fee to develop a scratch/work in progress of a new piece of work.

⁃ The chance to work with a leading creative practitioner to help develop the piece and your creative practice.

⁃ Tailored feedback, mentorship and masterclasses with the CASA team.

What we expect:

⁃ Innovative new ideas.
⁃ An openness to collaboration, feedback, learning and development.
⁃ Willingness to share via our online platforms elements of the process.

⁃ Each piece of work created should, by the end of September, be at a stage where we can share something, in whatever form suits the work with industry and audiences.
⁃ If the work is text-based then the work can be in English, Spanish or Portuguese however must be made accessible to an English speaking audience.

We hope the result of this residency inspires you and us and we will be able to produce, fund and develop some of the pieces further and showcase them at our next festival.

Who is eligible:

⁃ Any person who identifies as Latinx.
⁃ Artists who work in any form of performance, multi-media and moving image at ANY stage of their career.
⁃ Applications from groups are accepted however we are not in a financial position to offer more than the agreed fee.

DEADLINE JUNE 25th, 6 PM UK time

How to apply:

Please check and then fill out our google docs form here - we ask for information in both a written and audiovisual format

Things to bear in mind:

⁃ When talking about the idea you want to develop, think about the craft, the how and why not just the what.

⁃ The video can be made in any way you want.

⁃ Application can be made in English or Spanish.

⁃ If you have any barriers to submitting an application please get in touch with us via cordelia@casafestival.org.uk.

Things to take into consideration:

⁃ This is an online residency however we will keep evaluating our practice as government guidelines develop.
⁃ Due to the high volume of applications that we receive and our limited capacity, we are unable to provide individual feedback to unsuccessful applicants.


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