Gala Theatre is committed to supporting emerging talent and the development of new work by regional artists.
Next Up… is Gala Theatre’s stage for new work and takes place once a season. Incorporating a wide range of genres the event is a scratch night that provides an opportunity for playwrights, artists and companies to trial and share works-in-progress in front of a friendly and constructive audience. Next Up… is a chance for you to road-test new work and gather feedback; it’s also the best way for the team at Gala Theatre to get to know you and your work.
Taking place three times a year the next Next Up… will take place on Tuesday 1 May. If you’d like to take part, email Rory.Stuart@durham.gov.uk to request an application form or download an application form.
Deadline for applications – Friday 13 April.
In addition to Next Up… Gala Theatre sometimes provides space for work that is in its early stages of development. If you’d like to tell us about an original piece of theatre you’re working on please send a short synopsis of your project to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bridging The Gap
Gala Theatre are delighted to have joined the line up of stellar venues for the brilliant Bridging the Gap scheme which offers a supporting package of work to artists or companies making work in the North East or Yorkshire. After a successful application, we are delighted to be supporting Stand and Be Counted alongside ARC Stockton, The Maltings and Sunderland MACQ to help develop their show in the coming months which will then be presented in Autumn 2018.
Venues North is a network of venues from across the North of England who are committed to supporting artists to create new work. Our aim is to work together as venues to support new and emerging artists from the North to get their work more widely seen regionally, nationally and internationally.
Venues North is not a closed network or an exclusive group of venues, but open to any venue in the North that shares this commitment to artist development and new work.
This Routes In guide is about finding ways of offering audiences a deeper, more meaningful engagement with touring work, resulting in new and different relationships between artists and venues. It has been put together to help artists and companies making new work overcome some of the barriers to getting their work programmed:
- Routes In – January 2018 (PDF, 1.61MB)
Visual Arts Festival
Durham County Council and Durham University are working together to develop a new two week contemporary visual arts festival, Art Durham from 5th to 17th June 2018. The festival will feature a pop-up Outdoor Selling Art Exhibition along the riverside below Millennium Place on 16th and 17th June.
We are inviting artists from across the North East to apply to be part of the Outdoor Art Exhibition, exhibiting original artwork that will be available for sale.
Please complete the application below and send it together with up to four images of your work by email to GalaGallery@durham.gov.uk by 30 April 2018 5pm.
- Outdoor Art Exhibition Application Form (Word Document, 186kb)