Magnetic North Blog
There are paid opportunities for experienced artists, early-career artists, and performers to take part. It is open to artists and performers from any art form. Applicants from Scotland with experience of puppetry will also be able to apply to take part in the Scotland-Quebec Puppetry Exchange programme being run jointly by Magnetic North, Puppet Animation Scotland, and Casteliers, Montreal.
Experienced and early-career artists should download a PDF with full information, including links to the online application forms, here.
Performers should download a PDF with full information, including links to the online application forms, here.
The deadlines for applications are:
1pm (UK), 23rd September 2019 for experienced and early-career artists (including Scotland-Quebec Puppetry Exchange).
1pm (UK), 7th October 2019 for performers.
This week we're running our paid online residency for experienced artists. Space/Time is a creative retreat for artists from any art form that asks the question “How can you continue to thrive as an artist?”. Normally participants travel to a location in Scotland, but due to the pandemic, we're again running Space/Time online. The artists gathering together (remotely) are:
We are looking for performers for our Rough Mix 2022 residency at Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling from 17-28 January 2022.
We're creating an ensemble of six flexible, open performers from theatre, performance and dance backgrounds. The performers will be working with artists from different artforms trying out new ideas or new ways of working. Experience of improvisational or development work would be helpful; an open mind and a willingness to get stuck in are essential.
We are looking for a mix of skills in the ensemble, including performers from a text-based theatre background, physical theatre performers, dancers, and performers who can sing or play an instrument.
Performers will be paid a fee of £550/week. Working time is 10am-6pm Monday-Friday, plus the end of project sharing on Friday 28 January.
We are particularly interested in hearing from performers who are based in Stirling or Stirlingshire.
For full details, download the guidelines here.
The deadline for applications is 10am on Monday 29th November 2021.
Magnetic North’s work integrates producing and touring theatre with artist development and support. We are looking to appoint an Artist Development Administrator working on a 40% contract (average of 2 days a week, working flexibly according to programme requirements) at an annual salary of £26,500 pro rata (= £10.600).
The Artist Development Administrator post will particularly focus on the artist development and support element of our work, as well as assisting the Producer and Artistic Director across the whole of the company’s output. View the recruitment pack (PDF). Application deadline: 9am on Monday 8 November 2021.
We're looking for performers for a new project with the working title The Story of the Blues.
The Story of the Blues is being developed as both an online and a theatre performance. Its online iteration will be as a series of short episodes, which will be threaded together to create a full-length theatre performance.
We’re looking for performers who:
• have experience of working with text-based material
• are used to working physically
• have excellent musical skills – instrumental and vocal - and experience of playing with other musicians
• are comfortable working in an ensemble, working with physical and musical instructions, and devising work through exercises and tasks.
View the full call out (PDF). Application deadline 1.00pm, 5 October 2021.