Would you like to learn the skills to set up and run your own culture and nightlife projects?

Launching this Spring, POWERHOUSE is offering 10 local women and non-binary people the chance to learn from some of the UK’s most exciting and progressive culture-makers, technicians, DJ, broadcasters and thinkers, with the aim of encouraging a new generation of producers to shape DIY projects and impact the local and national nightlife scene.

Workshops include practical skills in:

  • sound and light
  • DJing
  • radio and podcast
  • writing to represent
  • community negotiation skills
  • examining unconscious bias
  • inclusion and policy
  • zine making
  • fundraising and promotion

Each session will be led by some of the most successful collectives and companies making change and fun in the UK, including BBZ London, gal-dem, Community Resolve, Dream Nails and Gal Pals, as well as advice from technicians at the top of their game and radical community creatives. 

Participants will be offered a £200 bursary to cover their travel and expenses, and will have the opportunity to work (paid) as part of the crew delivering POWERHOUSE festival at Cambridge Junction in September.

Workshops will take place at Cambridge Junction:

March 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th. April 5th and 19th. May 10th and 24th. June 7th

Please apply to powerhouseartsculture@gmail.com with a short statement (200-500 words) about your interest in the workshops, what kind of events or projects you might like to create and any experience you may have had previously. Deadline: March 2nd, midday.

This round of workshops is not open to current university students. Participants must be over 18.

Applications from under-represented groups will be prioritised, including but not limited to BAME, QTIPOC, disabled people, people from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds, sex workers, migrants and refugees.


Stobbs New Ideas Fund & Vision Mixers Commissions

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Cambridge Junction is happy to announce the call for expressions of interest in both our Stobbs New Ideas and Vision Mixers commissioning programmes.

Stobbs New Ideas Fund 2020
The Stobbs New Ideas Fund offers two artists and/or companies an opportunity to develop and present work, above-and-beyond the opportunities currently offered by Cambridge Junction. The artistic focus for the Stobbs New Ideas Fund is to support contemporary theatre, performance, live art and participatory, community and socially engaged work.

Each Stobbs New Ideas Fund commission is made up of:

  • £5,000 commission fee
  • Two weeks of residency time and space in J3 at Cambridge Junction including technical support.
  • Advice and guidance from Cambridge Junction’s programming and artist development team.
  • Opportunity to present a new work in our arts programme or at DISRUPT (the festival fka Watch Out)

Vision Mixers 2020
Vision Mixers is Cambridge Junction’s producer development initiative for 2018-22. It supports independent producers of innovative and emerging performance as the bridge between artists, venue/programme and audiences.
Cambridge Junction will offer at least two independent producers up to £20,000 each to undertake a programme of activity which:

  • Focuses on an area of emerging artistic practice and / or audience development.
  • Supports the development of producers and artists, in particular those focusing on new and experimental practices.
  • Presents a programme of work in association with Cambridge Junction.

Deadline for submissions of Expressions of Interest for both Vision Mixers and Stobbs New Ideas Fund is 12 noon on Monday 17 February 2020.

Please download the full guidelines and EOI form for further information. Submissions must use the EOI format.

Vision Mixers Guidelines/EOI Form

Stobbs New Ideas Fund Guidelines/EOI Form

Cambridge Junction is committed to commissioning and presenting a representative programme. We welcome proposal from all artists and producers including those from culturally diverse backgrounds and those who identify as disabled. Please contact us if you need additional support to apply or to deliver your proposed project.

Questions about Vision Mixers can be emailed to our artist development producer Catherine Willmore catherine.willmore@junction.co.uk. (Catherine works part time for Cambridge Junction and we recommend that you do not leave your correspondence to the last minute.)

Questions about Stobbs New Ideas Fund can be emailed to our arts producer Ema Boswood ema.boswood@junction.co.uk.