Troop New Ideas Fund

The Troop New Ideas Fund supports artists to develop new performance at Cambridge Junction. This opportunity is only open to artists who are a member of TROOP, our network for artist members. Troop membership is open to performance makers based in Cambridge and the East of England.

Deadline for submission of expressions of interest is 12pm on Tuesday 29 May 2018.

About the Troop New Ideas Fund
The Troop New Ideas Fund offers three artists and/or companies an opportunity to develop new work.

Each Troop New Ideas Fund commission is made up of:

•    £1,000 seed funding
•    1 week of residency time and space in J3 at Cambridge Junction (worth a further £1,470 inc VAT).
•    Advice and guidance from Cambridge Junction’s Artist Development Producer and Arts Producer.
•    Opportunity to present a new work in our arts programme or at WATCH OUT or in Views From The ‘Bridge.

Financial assistance from the Troop New Ideas Fund can be included as cash match in other grant applications, along with space at Cambridge Junction which can be included as support in kind.

Proposals must be for new ideas and new work – ie. work which has not yet been presented to the public as finished. We will consider projects at the start of their development or projects which have already undergone early development and now need assistance to make the work performance-ready.

Cambridge Junction is seeking proposals for work which:
•    Fits within the scope of contemporary theatre, performance and live art.
•    Sits comfortably in Cambridge Junction’s arts programme and has relevance for and is accessible to Cambridge Junction’s audiences.
•    Can be presented in J2 at Cambridge Junction and similar black-box studio spaces or be publicly sited.

Cambridge Junction is committed to representing the diverse range of voices which make up the UK today. We welcome proposal from artists who are diverse and different, including those from culturally diverse backgrounds (Black and Minority Ethnic) and those who identify as disabled.

To apply
We are seeking expressions of interest (EOI) for support through the Troop New Ideas Fund. To apply you must complete an EOI form.

Email your EOI form to by 12 noon on Deadline: Tuesday 29 May 2018.