The OSBTT Award was launched in 2003. It is an Award which is constantly evolving and constantly seeking to be more ambitious. However, its brief remains the same; to support emerging artists of exceptional talent. Recent winners include Slung Low with Helium, Levantes Dance Theatre with Room Temperature Romance and the theatrical sensation of Summer 2010, You Me Bum Bum Train.
The 2012 Award is for a company or individual to create a site-responsive, non-traditional show to take place in one of the five host boroughs for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The show, part of the Barbican Theatre season, will be presented in the CREATE Festival in East London in July 2012.
The judges are looking for a proposal that is inspired by and takes place in a non theatre space. Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Ideas are welcomed that range from a limited run (not less than ten performances) to a a project that lasts the whole month, from one-man to larger-scale shows.
Applicants are recommended to propose making a performance piece in areas that would be commonly found in any urban conurbation: a town square, a shopping centre, a busy street, an office, a house, an industrial site, a waterway, a library etc.
Proposals must be for productions that are fully accessible for audience members with disabilities.
Bold and innovative projects will be favoured.
The deadline for applications is Friday, 17th December 2010
For more details and how to apply visit www.osbttrust.com
Funded by The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust and co-produced by the Barbican and CREATE