Home at Cambridge Junction

At Cambridge Junction we support four resident companies and have a strategic relationship with each. For each company we provide significantly subsidised office space (including utilities and use of meeting rooms), priority for residencies, and a strategic project. Our support of resident companies makes an important contribution in Cambridge, ensuring stability and a ‘home’ for companies engaging with local artists and audiences.

We support Menagerie’s work with new writing for theatre, in particular, being the home for their young writers’ initiative and Hotbed Festival. For 30 Bird we are the home for Junctures and support their work with artists from culturally diverse backgrounds. We have an ongoing relationship with NIE in the development of innovative theatre for young audiences.  Collusion is our most recent resident company and we are a core supporter of their In_Collusion initiative developing the intersection of technological and the arts.

At Home at Cambridge Junction

Cambridge Junction is a creative hub where audiences and artists explore, experience and are inspired by art, entertainment and learning.  Part of our commitment to supporting a vibrant local arts community is to be a ‘home’ for artists, artistic companies and other arts professionals including producers.  We provide dedicated office space as well as flexible desk space.

We describe those artists and companies which we support by providing office and desk space as ‘At Home’ at Cambridge Junction. 

  • The companies which At Home in an office at Cambridge Junction benefit from significantly subsidised rent; inclusive utilities and use of meeting rooms.  In return for subsidised rent we work in partnership with each of these companies on a strategic area of development
  • The artists, producers and companies who are At Home at a desk at Cambridge Junction benefit from a shared office; inclusive utilities and use of meeting rooms.
  •  We are At Home for projects with a number of cultural organisations/companies and act as their base they undertake projects in Cambridge.

All artists and companies At Home at Cambridge Junction benefit from information, advice and guidance offered by our Arts Development Producer.

At Home in an office


Collusion
Collusion works at the intersection of arts, technology and human interaction.  They create ambitious, disruptive, immersive works that consider the impact of emerging technology on society, inviting public engagement and interaction.  Their mission is to build an international profile for the Cambridge area as an R&D centre for interdisciplinary arts and technology collaboration that engages artists/creatives, academics and technologists to generate work that could only have been produced here.

 


Menagerie
Menagerie Theatre Company is a leading independent new writing theatre company in the East of England. Menagerie has a regional, national and international reputation for the development of first class new writing for the stage.  They seek out and support talented writers in order to produce innovative new theatre.  As well as touring widely, Menagerie run the Young Writers Workshop, the Ideas Stage and produce the annual Hotbed Festival in association with Cambridge Junction.

 


NIE (New International Encounter)
NIE is an international award winning company that creates new theatre shows, participation and place-making projects with young people through a mix of physical theatre, multiple languages, live music, storytelling and a European ensemble. They create spellbinding theatre, which has performed in 32 countries spanning 4 continents. Their co-creation projects with young people have been performed in steam ships, pop up shops and a nuclear bunker.
To date, NIE have been commissioned by Cambridge Junction for 3 festive family shows which have gone on to national touring.

 


30 Bird
30 Bird is an award winning company, recognised as being at the forefront of interdisciplinary and transcultural arts practice in the UK.
Their creative process is collaborative with an international flavour, working with practitioners from a variety of disciplines: Each piece is different and reflects the unique combination of its participants.
Influenced by such interdisciplinary and transcultural practices, as well as the multiplicity of our cultural inheritance (Middle Eastern and European), 30 Bird’s core ambition is to create new art forms, engaging with a diversity of participants and audiences in various spaces and places.

At Home at a desk


Sarah Crompton and Daniel Pitt
Sarah Crompton and Daniel Pitt are developing In Your Way – an outdoor programme of audience-activated performance, installation and intervention. Their focus is on live experiences that infiltrate and intervene in public space and urban systems in Cambridge.

 


Everyday Press
Everyday Press cultivates unique and cost-effective PR campaigns for artists it believes in.  Everyday Press was born from a genuine fascination of the music industry and a passion for getting artists the quality coverage they deserve.  Always eager to go above and beyond the call of duty for its clients, it works to build a dedicated following for its artists through providing a complete PR and marketing service tailored to the needs of each individual.

 


Hunt & Darton
Hunt & Darton is a Live Art Collaboration between Jenny Hunt and Holly Darton.  Approaching Live Art from a fine art background Hunt & Darton work across mediums with a sculptural approach to performance often creating installations to perform within.  Hunt & Darton are the creators of the award winning Hunt & Darton Cafe.

 


New Art Club
New Art Club is pioneering choreographers, artists, comedy theatre makers and performers Pete Shenton and Tom Roden. They have been presenting ground-breaking performances nationally and internationally since 2001. They won The Edinburgh Spotlight Best Comedy Award in 2010.

 


Tandem Works
Tandem Works: developing new dance, performance, installation and live art, for new and not so new audiences.
The companies and artists supported often use multiple forms of artistic expression to make their work, work that sits in-between the boundaries of form, in-between the meeting points of cultures and in–between the visual and textual languages of expression.
Tandem Works currently works with Mars.tarrab and Second Hand Dance and Tom Dale Company. Previously we have supported 30 Bird, Michael Pinchbeck, Maison Foo, Metis Arts and Rebecca Evans

At Home for projects

Creative Culture Capital
A music production company that works to programme music that provides opportunities for intercultural engagement between the public and the artist.
We believe that musical culture is a high value currency in the marketplace of ideas; we produce events, festivals, tours and represent artists that invest in culture and society.

 


Future City
Futurecity is a leading culture and placemaking agency that embeds exciting and authentic arts and culture into new and changing places in our towns and cities.