A two year project which will examine the relationship between three performers and three rural communities, resulting in three bespoke performances that will tour our network of community venues.
WhY ARE WE DOING THIS?
Isle of Eigg / Lucy Conway
Argyll Arts Collective / Joni Brown & Ian Prescott
Findhorn Bay Arts / Kressana Aigner
THREE PERFORMER / COMPANIES
Birds of Paradise Theatre / Robert Softley Gale & Heather Marshall
Vanishing Point / Matt Lenton & Biff Smith
The Work Room / Anita Clark & Saffy Setohy
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WHAT IS BRAW?
BRAW is a project which has been developed over the last year in response to the desire to ensure more fulfilling experiences for promoters, artists and their audiences. Typically, rural touring venues present performances which are devised by artists working in urban locations; we are curious to see if rural touring needs are different, and if so, how can we respond to those needs to develop better community engagement. We are looking specifically to examine artists’ sensibilities to their audiences (in this case rural and remote communities), the audience’s propensity to engage with new work and a new type of artistic production centred on relevance and impact. Individuals or organisations in the touring ‘triangle’ often operate in silos, which can result in a lack of understanding of the different working processes and perspectives required to make a successful performance and subsequent tour. Collaboration then, is essential to this approach, and will create a new language to explore needs, inform professional practice and develop audience appetite.
Over the course of the next two years, BRAW will be running workshops with communities in the Highlands & Islands as well as touring three new shows, if you would like to be kept informed with how you can get involved, please sign up to our “What’s on” mailing list HERE
BRAW HAS BEEN KINDLY FUNDED BY