The British Council is looking for theatre producers, directors and artists that have produced, directed or performed no less than 10 shows and are interested in performing or producing work for 2016 Lagos Theatre Festival.
Intending applicants should be available to attend the first workshop in the series for the full day on the 14 March 2015.
Send us a 400 word statement telling us about your work history in the theatre sector and your motivation for wanting to participate in the Lagos Theatre Festival 2016. The statement should include your name, phone number and email address.
Send this as a word attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on 2nd March 2015. Subject of your email should be ‘Fringe Producers Workshop 1’
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Through our theatre programme in the last four years, we have offered opportunities for professional exchange between Nigerian and UK theatre makers.
We launched the Lagos Theatre Festival to promote the production of theatre in unconventional spaces in 2013 and have held a yearly festival since then.
This year (2015), in place of our annual festival, we are launching a year-long programme of professional development, mentoring and artistic collaboration that will culminate in a bigger festival in February 2016.
Our 2016 Festival will allow a greater diversity of artistes and audiences to participate and engage with the performances through expansion of the curated festival to include an uncurated fringe element that will take place on both island and mainland Lagos.
The expansion of the festival is as a result of our exciting new programme, UK/ Nigeria 2015/2016, programme which is aiming to connect over forty million young Nigerians (aged 18 – 35) to the UK by building new audiences for UK and Nigerian arts and culture.
Starting later in 2015 the UK/Nigeria 2015/2016 will take place in 5 cities across Nigeria and the UK, feature over 30 projects at 80 events all aimed at increasing collaboration between young people in both countries through the arts.
The workshop will cover various key topics that will help you produce a successful fringe show including how to choose the right show, build and audience and develop successful marketing campaigns. It will also help you understand the basics of touring your theatre show nationally and internationally.
Visit www.britishcouncil.org.ng for more