Calling out for directors, designers, choreographers, musical directors, composers, performers and stage managers, all living in South Essex

This summer, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is leading an exciting new collaborative project, a Creative Estuary Co-commission, stretching in impact across South Essex.

Together we’ll be creating a new piece of place making theatre that’s accessible and cross generational, touring to community venues, and reaching under served and under represented audiences.

We want to ‎make this with a diverse range of artists all living in the area itself, so it’s truly South Essex in its roots, helping build a regional community of creative practitioners, and fostering further relationships into the future.

So if you’re an artist living in South Essex – in the districts of Thurrock, Castlepoint, Southend on Sea and Basildon, plus the south of Brentwood district – and would like to find out more, please contact douglas@queens-theatre.co.uk with ‘Creative Estuary project callout’ in the subject line, explaining why you’d love to make collaborative work about the area in which you live, attaching your CV.

So we can consider your interest, please be in touch by Wednesday 31 March 2021

 About Creative Estuary Co-commissions

Creative Estuary Co-commissions is an ambitious creative programme taking place along the length of the Thames Estuary in Kent and Essex. The Co-commissions will support creative practitioners and organisations to make and present new work. These co-commissions will be delivered through a network of partners and at a range of scales, responding to local contexts and communities. From grassroots organisations to established cultural venues, as well as smaller-scale commissions working directly with local artists and collectives, the Co-commissions will create opportunities for creative innovation and new cultural production throughout 2021 & 2022.

CREATIVE ESTUARY has a vision to forge a new future founded on creative energy and innovation, along the length of the Thames Estuary. The project is supported by The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and led by a consortium of public sector and cultural organisations. They include the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP), Kent and Essex County Councils, the Greater London Authority, 11 local authority areas represented by Thames Gateway Kent Partnership and opportunity South Essex, South East Creative Economy Network (SECEN), University of Kent, University of Essex, Locate in Kent and cultural organisations Metal and Cement Fields. In early 2019 the University of Kent was awarded £4.3m from the DCMS Cultural Development Fund on behalf of the partners. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport funds the Cultural Development Fund which is administered by Arts Council England.

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