Two new Scottish theatre bursaries announced for 2009

Unleashed and Unplugged both return to help creative artists

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The Federation of Scottish Theatre and the Scottish Arts Council have announced the launch two bursaries for creative artists working in Scottish theatre. The bursaries, Unleashed (£25,000) and Unplugged (£5,000), will support two theatre artists to develop their potential by disconnecting from their regular routine or job exploring, evolving and experimenting in their practice.

The awards are open to all Scottish-based theatre artists (directors, performers, designers, choreographers, technicians, writers, dramaturges, multi-media artists and producers, whether freelance or employed) who have reached a point in their career where time out to re-evaluate their own process and practice would be of creative benefit. Unleashed is aimed at established practitioners, and Unplugged at those in mid-career.

In 2008 the bursaries recipients were Graham Eatough, who received a £25,000 award to develop his practice combining theatre with the visual arts, and Lorne Campbell, who was awarded £5,000 to explore the concept of ‘liveness’ in performance.

Further information on the Unplugged and Unleashed bursaries, including details of how to apply can be downloaded from the Federation of Scottish Theatre website, www.scottishtheatre.org.

The closing date for completed applications is Sun 30 Sep 2009.

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