Artist Open Call for PUSH Residential Lab

We are delighted to be able to announce the first of our PUSH international residential Labs for Artists

We are delighted to be able to announce the first of our PUSH international residential Labs which will take place at Lyra, Edinburgh from 30 January-6 February 2017.

PUSH is a Creative Europe-funded project led by Imaginate (Scotland) alongside Cultuurcentrum Hasselt (Belgium), The Ark (Ireland), Aabendans (Denmark) and Scenekunstbruket (Norway). Over two years, we will explore three topics within theatre and dance for young audiences. Artists from all partner countries will be invited to apply to participate in one of three residential Labs:

  • Gender and sexual identity Lab in Scotland
  • Migration Lab in Ireland
  • (over) protection Lab in Belgium

We will soon have a dedicated PUSH website (at but for now you can read a little more about the full project here

Open Call for an Ireland-based Artist for Lab 1
This application is for the Gender and Sexual Identity Lab which will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Ark is selecting two artists to attend this Lab, one artist by invitation and one artist by application. All artists will be paid a fee of €800 and €320 in per diems for the 8 days plus return travel to the Lab and self-catering accommodation in Edinburgh (this Lab is fully residential requiring all participants to stay in the same accommodation).

We are looking for artists involved in making theatre and dance, ideally you will have made work for young audiences before (or can show us a strong interest). While we would like to assemble group of artists at different stages of their career, due to the complexity of an international residency it’s unlikely to be suitable for artists still studying or who have very recently graduated. See the Information & Guidelines link below for more information.

The Ark selection panel will include Aideen Howard, Director and Maria Fleming, Theatre Programmer and one external panellist. The panel will select one artist based in Ireland for inclusion in this Lab, all applicants will hear if they have been selected by Monday 24 October 2016.

How to Apply
If you are an artist working in these fields then find out more about this lab and the application guidelines here: PUSH-Gender Lab Information & Guidelines

To apply, complete our online application form or download a Word version to complete and email back.

Applications must be received by 12pm on Wednesday 12 October 2016.