Ended: IGNiTE 2017 Resident Artist Call Out

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Wanted, three exciting artists and / or companies with strong links to Bristol and its communities to take part in the first round of our flagship IGNiTE artist residencies.

ABOUT IGNiTEPerformance for the people

IGNiTE is a series of residencies, workshops and and live performances featuring artists that reflect Bristol’s diverse communities.

Trinity has a rich cultural heritage. We will work with the community and partner organisations to develop a hub of contemporary theatre, dance and music that helps to connect artists, arts organisations and audiences which will increase participation in the arts.
more info: http://3ca.org.uk/activities/ignite

We will achieve this through:

  • growing our in-house programme of live music, dance and theatre with support from our Programming Forum

  • building links between local artists, participants, national touring companies and performers

  • providing supported residencies for dance and theatre artists

  • encouraging resident artists and featured performers to engage our centre users the wider community

For more information about the wider IGNiTE Programme and to have a look at our programme strategy please visithttp://3ca.org.uk/activities/ignite


  • two weeks of free studio space in our iconic Fyfe Hall.

  • an opportunity to share work to a mixed audience of programmers, other artists, and local people

  • access to networks and programmers, including formal professional development opportunities

  • advice and guidance as appropriate from key members of Trinity staff and partner organisations

  • free hot desk and meeting space, subject to availability


In our first round of residencies we’re keen to work with artists or companies who:

  • are working in the performing arts – theatre, dance, live art, or spoken word

  • have strong links with Bristol and its communities

  • put participation and engagement at the heart of their practice

  • can demonstrate a willingness to engage people already using Trinity through workshops, open rehearsals, talk-backs or shadowing (or whatever feels appropriate to your work and the communities you want to engage)

  • are at any stage of their career, but can make a strong case that this residency will have a big impact on their arts practice

We particularly welcome applications from artists whose experiences are less visible in ‘mainstream’ arts programming including BAME, LGBTQ and / or disabled artists.


To apply, please provide the following information:

  1. An artistic CV outlining previous artistic work and key achievements such as awards, commissions or press quotes

  2. An Equal Opportunities form – PLEASE NOTE this is for monitoring purposes only and will not impact our decision making process

  3. Up to three examples of previous work such as videos of performances or writing samples

  4. A cover letter (no more than two sides of A4) which includes the following:

  • A brief biography of you and your artistic work

  • A description of what you would like to explore over the course of this residency (this could be a proposal for a new piece of work or a particular theme or question you want to explore)

  • A statement about what impact you think your time in Trinity will have on your practice, and how you will engage the building’s communities more widely.

Send the above information to our Producer Fergus Evans using the details below:

Email: fergus@3ca.org.uk

By post or in person: Fergus Evans,

The Trinity Centre

Trinity Road

Bristol BS2 0NW

By video: You are welcome to submit a 3 minute recording to camera (e.g a smartphone camera) outlining your experience as an artist and a description of what you’d like to use the residency to explore and its impact yon your career, and how you will engage the building’s communities more widely.