Transform Festival Residency Programme

by admin on February 24, 2015

Are you a West Yorkshire based artist working in the field of live performance?

Are you interested in participating in a four-day residency workshop taking place between West Yorkshire Playhouse and Yorkshire Dance, working with a range of artists, an experienced facilitator and focused on global concepts and ideas?

Would you like to make new relationships with international artists, spark cross-cultural collaborations, and develop your practice?

If this sounds interesting to you, then why not make an application for the Transform Residency Programme?

This opportunity will pilot a new Leeds based international residency programme. Facilitated by Transform and working in partnership with key arts partners in the city, a future residency programme will enable local artists to develop their practice and spark collaborations with international counterparts. The pilot will invite a small pool of West Yorkshire based artists to participate in a four-day workshop with international collaborators, guided by an experienced facilitator and featuring an intensive workshop led by a guest international artist.

Monday 27, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 April 2015
Between West Yorkshire Playhouse and Yorkshire Dance

To Apply
This opportunity is being tailored for artists who are at a particular point in their careers. To be eligible, you will have created or participated in at least two professional productions or performance artworks and be able to evidence a track record of creating or contributing to quality, inventive performance work. Please also only apply if you are available for the dates and are an artist based in West Yorkshire working in the field of live performance.

If you meet these requirements, please send your name and contact details to by Monday 23 March at 5pm.

As part of this email, please include a short biography, and include links to any relevant press clippings or video material for your work. In addition, please also provide a statement of no more than a paragraph, detailing why you may be interested in cross-cultural collaboration and international practice. Please note that this is a paid opportunity – participating artists will be paid a daily rate for involvement.

Transform is changing. Initiated in 2011, West Yorkshire Playhouse’s annual programme of bold and adventurous work is now looking to its future. In April 2015 the Playhouse, artists and collaborators will present a snapshot of what the future of Transform might have in store. Across one weekend you can see new work and embryonic ideas, engage with international artists and global perspectives, as well as participating in special events, feasting and celebration.

Come and be part of building the future of Transform.
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