Bursaries available for Devoted and Disgruntled 12

The Passenger Shed, Bristol, 14-16 January 2017

Thanks to support from Arts Council England, South West we are pleased to announce that 4-6 bursaries are available for artists and arts practitioners to attend Devoted & Disgruntled 12: What are we going to do about theatre and the performing arts?

The bursaries are intended to support practitioners based in the South West, who have personal experience of the government’s protected characteristics (as shown in the 2010 equalities act) including social status, for whom the cost of attending would otherwise be a barrier. The bursaries are designed to cover reasonable travel and accommodation costs. The cost of the ticket is not included, (£27 for a full weekend ticket, £14 Concessions, Carers/PAs go free). The venue is wheelchair accessible and BSL interpreters are provided. 

Devoted & Disgruntled is Improbable's annual national event for theatre and the performing arts and for over a decade they have been bringing together the UK's performing arts community to talk about what really matters to them. The event uses an Open Space format which means everyone attending sets the agenda as anyone can call a session and bring the issues and topics they want to discuss to the floor. Open Space thrives on variety - directors, administrators, FOH, funders, policy makers, students, technicians, teachers, performers, programmers - anyone who cares about the performing arts, at any stage of their careers. The format works best and thrives when there are practitioners and representatives from a range of art forms and backgrounds. 

A room full of creative people. A room full of people who want to make the world a better place." Katie Keeler, Co-Director, Theatre Bristol

Read the invitation to Devoted and Disgruntled here

Read more about Open Space here

The bursaries will be distributed through a ballot of all eligible applicants. To apply, please email your name and contact details to sarah@theatrebristol.net, along with details of your travel and accommodation costs as well as how many times they have previously attended Devoted and Disgruntled events by 9am on Monday 9 January 2017.