Battle Festival invites applications from young people aged 14-25 for summer residency as part of The Giufà Project
Battle Festival is working with Glyndebourne, Opera Circus, and Crisis Classroom to produce The Giufà Project, and applications are now open for our residency at Battle Abbey School, 20 to 31 August.
Participants from across Europe will create new artwork and performances on the theme of migration as part of an exciting international collaboration spanning music, theatre, dance, parkour, visual art and film. They will work with an international team of professional artists to explore ideas around the theme of migration using any of the artistic disciplines on offer and creating work collaboratively. Artists include:
Omar Shahryar – Composer
Howard Moody – Composer
Judith Coleman – Singer
Lucy Bradley – Director
Laura Fatini – Writer/Director
Alister O’Loughlin – Parkour/Movement
Miranda Henderson – Dance/Movement
Tim Corrigan – Visual Art/Film
Together artists and participants will be creating and sharing work with the local community, including at a performance event held in Battle on Thursday 30 August. Following the summer residency, participants are invited to return to Battle in the autumn for a performance as part of the Battle Festival.
The Giufà Project is named after a traveler and migrant who features in many European folk tales. Through these stories the project explores migration in the context of the mass movement of people taking place in the world today.
Applicants for the summer residency must be:
- Aged between 14 and 25 on Monday 20 August
- Available to attend all ten days of the summer residency between 20 and 31 August, and available to attend the Battle Festival rehearsals and performance on 13, 14 and 20 October.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 6 July. Those interested in taking part should apply by completing the application form below and naming Battle Festival as their supporting organisation: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePc5spHLanz3yuy8hSAXE4A7gy-iSmadJS839NBfINl3LjNQ/viewform
Some accommodation will be available on site at Battle Abbey School. If overnight accommodation in Battle is essential to you being able to take part please state this on the application form.
Costs: Successful applicants will be asked to make a contribution towards the costs of the 10 day residency of £230. If the cost prevents you from applying please do get in touch as we would like to make this opportunity accessible to all.