LET US RAZE YOU LABS - A CALL OUT FOR QUEER ARTISTS
Let Us Raze You is back. Apply now to be part of the 2023 cohort of artists in this year’s bigger & better Let Us Raze You Labs. Our yearly artist programme to support the best & brightest in UK LGBTQ+ talent.
Are you a queer performance maker with 3 years experience or more?
Do you feel ready to take the next creative step up?
Dedicate time to letting your next big idea evolve?
We have 3 places to offer- either for solo artists, duos or a small collective- to take part in this jam packed programme.
The deadline to apply is Tuesday 25th July at 5pm
What do I get?
£1000 commission fee
1 week studio residency at Stanley Arts.
Workshops led by Amy Pennington, Krishna Istha & Travis Alabanza
Integrating access Consultancy with Quiplash
Mentoring sessions with a practitioner/artist of your choice
Support & guidance from Raze Collective’s experienced team of producers
Sharings at Stanley Arts & Hackney Showroom
Who is it for?
LGBTQIA+ performance based artists interested in developing their work for theatre
Solo, duos or small collectives/groups
Applicants should have a minimum of three years creative or performance experience
We will prioritize disabled artists & global majority artists
This can be a new idea or something that is already in early development
This is not suitable for third year students or recent graduates
How do I apply?
By completing the application questions via this google form.
Alternatively by submitting a video application to email@example.com. A pdf of all application questions can be found here for you to respond to in your video.
Have questions or need some assistance?
If you have any questions or need support in your application, write to Fraser at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 10th July: Applications open
Tuesday 25th July: Applications close
Monday 31st July & Tuesday 1st August: Interviews
Tuesday 1st August / Wednesday 2nd August: Artists selected & offers made
Wednesday 9th August (on Zoom, time is to be confirmed)
Monday 21st August (In person, 1pm-5pm)
Wednesday 23rd August (In person, 2pm-5pm)
(You only have to be free for one of these 3 Labs weeks)
Monday 28th August - Friday 1st September
Monday 4th September - Friday 8th September
Monday 11th September - Friday 15th September
Thursday 21st September at Stanley Arts
There will be a second sharing. The date for this is still to be confirmed.
Frequently Asked Questions
I don’t live in London, can I still apply?
Yes, but do think carefully about whether this is manageable & realistic for you. We are a London based organisation & all of the activity takes place in London. At this time, we sadly don’t have resources to cover transport or accommodation.
What can I use the £1000 fee for?
Whatever you want. Pay yourself, your collaborators. Maybe there are some set, costume or production elements which this fee can support.
Do I have to attend the workshops?
Yes. These are part of the programme & you are expected to attend.
How long does my piece need to be?
Between 15-20 minutes. If the work you’re developing is longer, this might mean sharing an extract instead of the whole work.
Is the £1000 the same for solo, duo or group applicants?
Yes. Regardless of whether you are a solo, duo or small collective- the commission fee is still £1000. It’s important to consider this before you apply & be sure that this fee feels equitable/realistic for your circumstance.
I’m not available for the sharing dates, can I still apply?
Myself or a member of my team has access requirements, can you accommodate this?
Yes. Please give us as much information as you can in the application about what it is you need so we can best support your participation.
Over the last 3 years, Let Us Raze You has supported an array of incredible artists including:
Shay Shay, BULLYACHE, Rick Dove, Tito Bone, Raina Greifer, Lusty Lovelace, Zaki Musa, Lorna Rose Treen, Renata Kaminska, Ant Lightfoot & Hannah Lawless.
Work on this project has led directly on to further collaborations with organisations including Camden People's Theatre, Horizon Showcase, Soho Theatre, Barbican & Jackson's Lane.