Residency Application Form
If you would like to apply for a residency, please fill in the form found at the bottom of this page.
At the heart of Conflux is its programme of artist’s residencies. Creating opportunities for specialist training, new collaborations and the investigation of original approaches to the creation of street arts, physical theatre and circus, these residencies allow artists based in Scotland to pursue radical developments in their work.
Residencies can be supported both by invitation and through an unsolicited proposal being made to Conflux by an organisation or an individual. In the first instance unsolicited applications should be made using the form provided below. Applications can be made at any time.
Associate Company Scheme
Conflux is delighted to announce the launch of its pilot 'Associate Company' scheme. Led by Lucy McGreal, Edinburgh-based physical performance company Megrez 7 will be the first group to take part in the scheme. The company will receive specialised mentorship from Conflux and will be collaborating with us in a number of our professional development projects. Megrez 7 will also have ongoing access to rehearsal space at The Briggait and will be regularly presenting work at Pitch events.
"Formed in 2011 by Lucy McGreal and Charlotte Maslin-Prothero, Megrez 7 invite, share, guide, explore and support through the mediums of physical theatre, acrobatics, clowning, manipulation and voice."
The Associate Company scheme is an extension of Conflux's established professional development activities. The aim of the scheme is to provide specialist support to companies who have an established history of working with Conflux and whose core aims are complimentary to those of Conflux. Participation by further companies in the scheme will be by invitation.
While polished work can sometimes come out of Conflux residencies, Conflux is not a production house: its residencies aim to provide established and emergent artists based in Scotland with opportunities for radical professional development and training, ie. we aim to provide artists with the tools they need to create polished work.
Conflux has the priority of supporting residencies that have an emphasis on new collaborations, cross-disciplinary work, and maximising educational possibilities (eg. artists facillitating workshops / masterclasses as part of their residency). Only in exceptional circumstances will Conflux be the sole source of funding for a residency. Usually the participating artists will be required to provide in-kind support, and further support will also be sought from partner organisations. Conflux will not support the reworking of an existing, complete piece of work or the development of work that does not involve radical professional development for the artists involved. Finally, Conflux cannot support residencies that do not have a direct benefit to artists based in Scotland.