We are proud to showcase the latest recipients of Talent Development opportunities through the 4x4 Commission scheme with Cast (Doncaster) and the Remote Residency scheme. Taking part in the 4x4 Commission scheme are: Laura Lindsay, Richard Peralta, Elin Schofield and Finn Warman (Andro & Eve). Taking part in the Remote Residency scheme are: Eleanor Blackburn, Jazmin Craddock-Jones, Ella Hardy, Yvonne Haslam and Gillian Warburton, Lora Krasteva, Tom Robbins, Daljinder Singh and Zoyander Street.
The funds for these schemes were generated to support the work and development opportunity of artists, companies and makers of live performance from or based in South Yorkshire. For a period of four months whilst restrictions are still easing, we have reimagined our support for the local artistic community during this unprecedented time, facilitating a range of provisions designed to fit what artists need at present.
Recipients of the 4x4 Commission scheme receive support and mentoring from ourselves and Cast, alongside £500 per month for a period of 4 months. Recipients of the Remote Residency scheme receive funding split into remote residencies or professional development pots, which come with a bursary of £750 and support from a member of the Sheffield Theatres team.
John Tomlinson, Producer at Sheffield Theatres said:
“We have a commitment at Sheffield Theatres: to nurture the brightest talents of the next generation, and that’s exactly what we hope for with these schemes. Working with our friends at Cast in Doncaster, we’re able to give local artists the tools they need – whether it be to develop a specific project, their own skills or to take the time to explore new creative avenues, we’re here for them and can’t wait to see the bright new work to come from their experiences with us.”
Alongside the announcement of the scheme recipients, we are also looking for an Assistant Director to join the creative team for our new co-production with Clean Break: Typical Girls. Directed by Clean Break's Joint Artistic Director, Róisín McBrinn, Typical Girls is a funny, fierce and furious new play where, in a mental health unit inside a prison, a group of women unite over the discovery of punk rock music. More information and how to apply can be found at Clean Break’s website.
The recipients of both schemes are currently developing their individual agendas. Further details about the recipients and other opportunities for creatives can be found at the ‘For Artists’ pages.