Water is the most essential element for life on earth.
The Only Animal invites ‘Generation Hot’ artists born in the era of climate change to investigate the theme of water in site-specific performances on Granville Island. These works will premiere in the Waterborne program of the 2017 Vancouver Fringe, September 7-17.
What is your most personal connection to water?
What stories need to be told about water now?
How can sharing these stories link artists and audiences to renewed possibility and effective action?
Generation Hot: Waterborne is a five-month mentorship program for youth / emerging artists ages 17-24 creating new short performances. Learn from The Only Animal artists: leaders in site-specific and elementally-inspired theatre creation. Mentorship will support you developing your idea from a gleam in your eye through opening night. Partner organizations will help participants engage with the topic and relevant communities. Combining the personal and the social, this process will provoke your artistic courage within a supportive group setting.
We are seeking a diverse group of artists to participate in this project. We especially encourage artists who self-identify as Indigenous, Métis, POC, LGBTQI2, and from a spectrum of abilities to consider applying. Snacks are provided and assistance with transit costs is available for workshops.
We welcome artists from all levels of experience to apply! Your passion, commitment, willingness to learn, and excitement for creating public performances on this topic are what matter most!
Applications open at 10 AM on January 13 and will be accepted until February 15. There are only 8 spaces available.
Artists in the program will attend 12 three-hour workshops (dates TBA between April and August 2017).
Our goal is supporting the creation of your short (20-30 minute) show responding to climate change. During the workshops we will share research, learn from scientists and activists, watch the work of other artists, source and tell stories, get on our feet, and shape your personal response to the climate moment into something that can be shared with an audience. We encourage the Generation Hot artists to collaborate and cooperate with each other as much as possible.
Generation Hot is being facilitated by Eric Rhys Miller, Artistic Producer of The Only Animal, lead mentor for DAREU! winner of the 2015 Fringe Artistic Risk Award and co-mentor for the Generation Hot 2016 program.
Applications are accepted as of JANUARY 13 and will close FEBRUARY 15. To be considered for the program, please send answers to the questions below to Eric Rhys Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Lead Artist name & contact info (address, cell phone, email)
– What are your three top reasons for participating in Generation Hot: Waterborne?
– What, if any, experiences in performance or theatre creation have you had?
– Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about yourself?
This program is a partnership of The Only Animal and the Vancouver Fringe. We gratefully acknowledge the funding from the RBC Emerging Artists Project, the City of Vancouver, and the the Province of British Columbia, without whom the program would not be possible.