National Theatre Wales is accepting new digital commissions until 18 May 2020

National Theatre Wales and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru are accepting new digital commissions from theatre-makers in Wales until Monday 18 May 2020 as part of their efforts to help make live theatre in digital spaces during the ongoing lockdown. The open call is part of National Theatre Wales's Network programme, which includes new work and projects.

The commissions should be innovative, exciting and human responses to the current challenge and will help audiences, communities and their theatre makers to come together while we are all kept apart.

Up to three commissions will be produced from this final round of applications. Each commission will be up to £5,000, including fees and design expenses. All budgets will be allocated and managed in partnership with NTW and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. Any income generated from this activity will be re-invested into employing freelance theatre makers, stage managers and technicians.

  • Submissions for New Digital Commissions will be accepted until Monday 18 May, 4pm.
  • This scheme is open to artists born, raised or living in Wales.
  • Applications for Welsh, English, bilingual, or BSL projects are welcome, though no spoken language is necessary for any commission.
  • All projects must adhere to Welsh Government social distancing guidelines at the time of submission
  • Projects must be able to be made within one calendar month of commissioning
  • All proposals must be for work that will take place live in a digital space.

How to Apply

Complete the application form - here.

Applicants are not expected to know exactly how to make the idea happen and National Theatre Wales is happy to help in connecting you with other artists or technicians needed to realise an idea.

The commissioners would like to know:

  • Who you are
  • What you want to make
  • Who you want to make it for
  • Who you want to make it with
  • What support you need creatively or technically to realise your idea
  • What platform you would use to deliver your performance
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