For two weeks in August, Summer Sublets invites professional artists from all disciplines to occupy West Yorkshire Playhouse.
We’ll give over as many rooms as we can to artists who need rehearsal space, desk space, writing space, singing space, dancing space, recording space or breathing space. These rooms will be rough and ready, varied in size and spread all over this enormous building. We want artists who are developing new ideas of all descriptions to fill the building with noise, activity and conversation.
We can’t provide any financial or technical support for Summer Sublets, but the Playhouse’s Artistic Team will be on hand to offer producing and dramaturgical advice if needed. We’ll also organise informal get-togethers over the course of the two weeks, so all the artists in the building can meet up in the evening, start a conversation about what they’re up to and extend their creative community for the future.
What we offer residents:
A residency in a space suitable to your creative practice.
A residency of between three and ten days in length.
Producing, administrative and dramaturgical support when available.
What we ask for in return:
A very informal sharing of what you’ve been up to over the course of your residency on Friday 22 August, 6pm in West Yorkshire Playhouse. This will be to an audience of selected Playhouse staff members and other Summer Subletters.
Priority will be given to artists based in the north of England, but artists from further afield are also encouraged to apply.
Application for Summer 2015 are now closed, please check back for information about Summer 2016.