Big Imaginations Commission Opportunity

Big Imaginations Commission Opportunity

We are looking for an artist or company to create a high-quality theatre piece to tour into theatres, libraries and community settings within the Big Imaginations network between September – November 2018.

We would like to commission the making and touring of either an early years’ piece or a piece for 3-6 years. (you can be more specific with the age range if you need to) The artist must recognise the limitations of the different venues and work to still achieve a quality experience.
The piece will be to engage diverse audiences across our network, particularly South Asian families. We are looking for work inspired by South Asian culture.

To apply please submit:
• A project outline (this should be a max 2 sides of A4 or can be submitted by film or audio)
• A summary of previous work and any photos and/or video clips (max 5 mins)
• Budget – this is to cover the making of the show, the touring to a minimum of 14 venues but the rehearsal space, tour booking and mentoring will all be in kind from one of the Big Imaginations venues.
• Referee
• Timeline for May-Sep making the work and Sep-Nov touring

Given the nature of this project we would strongly welcome applications from South Asian artists.

If you need support with any elements of the application process, have any specific access needs for the application process or have any questions and would like an informal chat ahead of applying please contact Zoe 0161 226 1912 or email

Please send completed applications to by 10am on Tuesday 3 April.
Interviews will be on Wednesday 25 April. Venue to be confirmed

Download full Commission Opportunity document

Photo Credit – Kati Fichtelmann – (Audience members of Big Imaginations Commission 2 – Sponge by Turned On Its Head)


March 8th, 2018

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