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 work on new pieces of theatre.  While the intention is to include one of these works in the 2019 SPARK Festival, that is not an essential part of the New Incubator Project.  Our goal is to provide an opportunity for artists to explore and create within a supportive atmosphere, surrounded by fellow artists, mentors and advisors, and without the pressure of deadlines, pre-determined production dates, or anything beyond creative exploration.

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.

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 2018 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.

November 30, 2016

The New Incubator Project is open to new and emerging companies or artists, and/or established companies and artists.

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

Please articulate clearly what you want to do with these resources, and what you hope to achieve.

We may contact you for further information or to arrange a meeting.

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

SUBJECT LINE: New Incubator Project

Please direct any questions to Erin Macklem, Artistic Associate & Outreach Coordinator  250-385-6835 ext 243

A PDF of this Call For Submissions can be found here.


The New Incubator Project is generously supported by

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