Emerging Creators Unit – Application Form

The Emerging Creators Unit offers an intensive opportunity to develop your artistic voice through the creation and performance of your own 25-minute show at Buddies. Artists who receive training are paired with either a professional director or actors in preparation for a presentation of their work at the annual Queer Pride Festival.

If selected, participants can expect to attend bi-weekly meetings every Monday starting January 13, 2020, from 10am – 1pm, with an additional commitment to the first 2 weeks of June for presentations and tech with the schedule to be determined.  In addition, participants will have up to 20 hours rehearsal with assigned mentors scheduled around your availability.

Deadline: Friday, October 25, 2019

Your application must include:

  • LETTER OF INTRODUCTION (one page max – Tell us about yourself as an artist: who you are, what you’re interested in, any relevant experience you may have as a writer, performer or creator, and most importantly, why you want to be part of the Emerging Creators Unit and how this opportunity will take your practice to the next level.
  • PROJECT PROPOSAL (two pages max) – Describe the piece that you want to develop through the Emerging Creators Unit, giving as many details as possible about your vision, in terms of content, form, style, inspiration and context.
  • WRITING SAMPLE (four pages max) – At least TWO PAGES of your four-page sample MUST BE DIRECTLY RELATED to the proposed project. We understand that this is a new work / work in progress, and we don’t expect it to be written or finished already; however, we do want to understand as much as we can about your proposal. If you chose to include some samples of your writing that are not directly related to the proposed project, please briefly explain your choices. If your project involves music or visuals, please include appropriate links to the materials (via Google Drive, Dropbox, youtube, or vimeo)
  • THEATRE/PERFORMANCE RESUME OR BIO (one-page max per collaborator)

Questions? Get in touch with Emerging Creators Unit director Catherine Hernandez at catherine@bcurrent.ca.

Applications are now closed for this year’s Emerging Creators Unit.