Incubator

The New Incubator Project

The New Incubator Project aims to mentor three local independent theatre companies and/or individual artists over a two-year period, as they explore new pieces of theatre. 

While the intention is to move one of these works forward to a SPARK Festival presentation, our true goal is to provide an opportunity for exploration and creative risk-taking without the pressure of deadlines, pre-determined production dates, or any expectation of “a final product.”

Each of the three companies or individuals participating in the New Incubator Project will be provided with one week of rehearsal space/year. Timing for the use of this rehearsal space will be dependent upon the Belfry’s schedule. Mentorship is available from Belfry staff as requested.

An important aspect of the New Incubator Project is the sharing of ideas and explorations with fellow New Incubator participants through facilitated gatherings, and with the public through readings and presentations at events such as the SPARK Festival. These “sharings” will be dependent on the appropriateness of the timing in relation to the evolution of the work, and the comfort level of the creative partners.

Priority will be given to projects that provide opportunities to explore creative territory that is new for the individuals involved, and projects that will benefit from time in a rehearsal hall.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS – November 30, 2019

Please submit an outline of your project or idea. Maximum two-pages.

Please articulate clearly what you want to do with these resources, the kind of mentorship you might be looking for, and what you hope to achieve.

We may contact you for further information or to set up an opportunity for discussion.

PLEASE SEND SUBMISSIONS BY MAIL TO:

The New Incubator Project,
Belfry Theatre,
1291 Gladstone Avenue.
Victoria, BC, V8T 1G5

OR BY EMAIL TO ad@belfry.bc.ca
SUBJECT LINE: New Incubator Project