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LEAD DESIGNERS SOUGHT FOR MAJOR BUILDING PROJECT

Mon 18 Feb

Cambridge Junction and Cambridge City Council are excited to announce that they are embarking as a partnership on the next phase of a building redevelopment plan for the venue, and have today launched the recruitment of a lead designer for this major project.

Over the last year the Cambridge Junction team has been working in partnership with Cambridge City Council which owns the building, on plans for future redevelopment of the venue. Research work completed in 2017 showed that new growth in and around Cambridge means that there is a shortage of venue, production, rehearsal and education space, and Cambridge Junction provides an ideal location to meet this demand. 

Following the appointment of Matt Burman as Artistic Director and CEO at Cambridge Junction in April 2018, the vision for the scheme has been reviewed and refreshed to maximise the potential that this project has to be transformational, not only for Cambridge Junction but also for the arts and cultural sector in the city and region. 

Cambridge Junction now seeks a lead designer to reimagine the venue spaces for the next 30 years, and the full potential of the site in this key location. Once a designer has been chosen in June 2019, a process of community consultation will then begin to ensure that Cambridge Junction meets the needs of the people of Cambridge and beyond.

The application web portal will open shortly.

Call for Proposals: Diverse Actions Leadership Bursaries 2019/20

Thu 24 Jan

The Live Art Development Agency (LADA) is offering two Leadership Bursaries of £10,000 each for artists and/or arts workers from culturally diverse backgrounds (BME: Black and Minority Ethnic) as part of Live Art UK’s three-year Diverse Actions programme.

The bursaries aim to support a new generation of ‘skilled-up’ leaders and new models of leadership which will have an impact across the arts. To support a year-long programme of activity in 2019/20.

“Through Diverse Actions, I have been able to spend time and energy, been able to buy the books and materials I needed, to travel across continents to engage with the artists and thinkers challenging systems, forms and borders. I have seen an appreciable increase in my hourly/day rate, making my artistic practice more sustainable, and have grown my professional network and the international reach of my creative work. My practice feels re-energised, more stable and confident, and I am so grateful for the support which made this progress possible.” - Season Butler, 2017/18 Diverse Actions Leadership Bursary recipient

Application Deadline: 12 Noon, Monday 25 February 2019

For more informatoin / apply visit: thisisliveart.co.uk

MINE Theatre Replacement Project Application

Mon 17 Dec

 

Are you between 10 and 14 years old?

Do you play Minecraft regularly?

Are you interested in theatre or performance?

If the answer is YES, we are looking for YOU!

We're looking for 4 young gamers aged 10 – 14 to participate in an exciting new theatre project in March 2019. Canadian theatre company Theatre Replacement are presenting their brand new show MINE at Cambridge Junction from Fri 29 – Sun 31 March 2019. MINE is a new theatre work about Minecraft, parents and their children.

If you play Minecraft regularly, and play both Survival and Creative modes on a computer, with a keyboard and mouse (WASD, not iOS or console Minecraft), we would love to hear from you.

Participants will need to be available Mon 25 – Thurs 28 Mar for rehearsals and Fri 29 - Sun 31 Mar for performances, with some pre-rehearsal skype meetings with the company in advance. All rehearsals and performances will take place at Cambridge Junction. Rehearsals will start after school in the late afternoon/early evening.

Please complete THIS ONLINE FORM and we will let you know if your application is successful.

The deadline for applications is Friday 1 February 2019.

If you need help completing this form or need any further information please email beth.bailey@junction.co.uk.

Funding Opportunities

Fri 16 Nov

Cambridge Junction is pleased to announce two commissioning opportunities for artists and companies.

Diverse Actions New Ideas Fund 2018
The Diverse Actions New Ideas Fund offers an artist or company the opportunity to develop and present work, above-and-beyond the opportunities currently offered by Cambridge Junction. The artistic focus for the Diverse Actions New Ideas Fund is to support new work being made in the field of Live Art. The Diverse Actions New Ideas Fund commission comprises:

  •     £10,000 commission fee
  •     Two weeks’ residency time and space in J3 at Cambridge Junction including technical support
  •     Advice and guidance from Cambridge Junction’s Arts Producer, Artist Development Producer and Diverse Actions Project Manager.
  •     Opportunity to present the new work in Cambridge Junction’s programme

The Diverse Actions New Ideas Fund is supported by Diverse Actions and Stobbs.
Diverse Actions is a three-year initiative, supported through Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund, championing culturally diverse ambition, excellence and talent in Live Art.

Deadline is 12 noon on Monday 3 December 2018.

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Stobbs New Ideas Fund 2018
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 and live art.

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 Arts Producer and Artist Development Producer.
  •     Opportunity to present a new work in our arts programme or at WATCH OUT or in Views From The ‘Bridge.

Deadline is 12 noon on Monday 3 December 2018.

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Music Residencies at Cambridge Junction

Wed 4 Jul

Cambridge Junction is offering a total of £5,000 of funding, plus space and technical resources, to support 4 residencies across three weeks in December 2018.

We are looking for exciting and original projects that may need financial support as well as a creative space for this to happen. Residencies will be hosted in J3.

If you have a big idea of any scale that would benefit from this opportunity, please complete this form for your project to be considered.

You will be given 2 days - 1 week access to J3 and its technical facilities. We will offer funding of between £250 - £2,000 per project. Artists may present a ticketed event to share work-in-progress if appropriate.

Note: Residencies must have a local connection and applicants must be from or resident in East Anglia. Only original projects are considered - as with the rest of our events, we do not programme cover artists.

Please contact our Assistant Music Producer callum.sayer@junction.co.uk if you have any questions or would like to discuss a project idea before submission.

DEADLINE IS 6 JULY.

(These residencies are funded by Arts Council England in conjunction with Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries and PRS Foundation.)