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Opportunities

Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Your one-stop-shop for opportunities to join our participatory projects, recruitment, freelance work and artist call-outs.

Artist Training

We train and mentor both new and established arts practitioners in physical theatre and the kinaesthetic learning processes at the heart of our work.

Current Opportunities

We are currently looking for artists, young people and participants for the following projects: 

Out Out

Out Out: Callout for LGBTQIA+ identifying young people aged 14-30

We are looking for LGBTQIA+ identifying people aged 14-30, living in Coventry and Warwickshire to work with us on an exciting new project commissioned by Coventry City of Culture 2021 and a national broadcaster.

 

Highly Sprung have been selected to produce one of 10 new films celebrating the theme Unlocked, for national broadcast on a national platform in April 2022. ‘Out Out’ is an ambitious idea unlocking and celebrating the voices of Coventry’s emerging LGBTQIA+ community on a national platform. Giving positive and celebrated space to young voices and bringing to the mainstream stories that are often hidden or censored.

 

How can you get involved?

 

There are 3 ways to be a part of the project:

The words 'Out Out' written in a green and purple neon sign, against a black background.
 1: Share your story

 

We are asking you share your stories with us and help us shape what ‘Out Out’ becomes. We are inviting anyone from the LGBTQIA+ community aged 14-30 to gift their story of coming out* to the project. All stories will be anonymised and will form the basis of original verbatim** script and audio for the film.

*We understand that coming out is part of a process of understanding your gender or sexuality and we are using this term to encompass everybody’s experience of this moment of change or challenge.

** Verbatim means based on the spoken words of real people. Strictly, verbatim theatre-makers use real people’s words exclusively, and take this testimony from recorded interviews.

How can you share your story? 

1.  You can send your story to us directly in any format you wish, written, audio or video. Send your story to: outout@highlysprungperformance.co.uk. You can also send a voice note over WhatsApp to 07810 263355.

2.  We will be hosting two in person listening workshops as an opportunity to meet the Highly Sprung ‘Out Out’ team and share your story alongside others through non-direct exercises and activities.

Dates: Wed 5th Jan 2022 6pm – 8pm & Tue 18th Jan 2022 6pm – 8pm, Daimler Powerhouse, Coventry, CV1 4DQ.

 

2: Join our Youth Steering Group

We are looking to recruit an LGBTQIA+ project Steering Group for Highly Sprung’s ‘Out Out’ to help guide our work and the artistic decisions linked to the project. Placing the voice of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, and asexual communities at the heart of the project.

 

Members of the ‘Out Out’ Steering group will act as a ‘critical friend’ to Highly Sprung and the project, providing input to help guide our decisions and make sure they are inclusive and relevant to the needs of different groups within LGBTQIA+ communities.

 

A particular aim of the steering group is to highlight the voices of LGBTQIA+ people from groups that are often under-represented in the mainstream LGBTQIA+ community sector.

 

We are looking to work with LGBTQIA+ people aged 14-30 who live, study, work, or socialise in Coventry and can commit to attending steering group meetings throughout the project timeline (December-March).

 

Our first meeting is an introductory session on:

Wednesday 8th December 6pm-8pm at the Daimler Powerhouse, Coventry.

 

If you are interested in joining the ‘Out Out’ steering group, we would love to hear from you with a short description of why you’d like to be involved.

 

Contact outout@highlysprungperformance.co.uk

3: Perform as part of the final film

 

We will be making another call out for performers for the project very soon… so if you want to feature in the film and develop your performance talents sign up to our newsletter here for more details.

 

 

Download the packs below for more info. If you have any questions email OutOut@highlysprungperformance.co.uk or call us on 07810263355. 

A Day Like This

A Day Like This: Callout for Coventry & Warwickshire Families for project with Avanti Train Station

 

Are you…

  • A family based in Coventry?
  • A family who has not previously travelled by train from Coventry?
  • Looking for something exciting to do as a family?

Then we are looking to work with you!

Highly Sprung are looking for local families  to take part in a unique project and very special family day out by train for A Day Like This, run by Highly Sprung for Heart of England Community Rail Partnership and Avanti West Coast. 

 

We would like families to join us for an exciting adventure. This is a joyful opportunity to excite your minds and expand your horizons as you plan take part in a day trip by train.

 

Key Dates: 

  • Saturday mornings from January to April 2022 at Coventry Train Station.
  • The day trip is planned for with the day trip planned for Saturday 5th March 2022.

 

This project is a FREE opportunity. We can support you with help for travel to and from the sessions. We will provide refreshments at every session. 

Download the pack below for more info. If you are interested in taking part please email team@highlysprungperformance.co.uk with ‘A Day Like This’ in the subject line, or call us 07810263355. 

Critical Mass

Critical Mass: Callout for 16-30 year olds for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Cultural Programme

Are you aged 16-30 and based in the West Midlands? Are you interested in dance and movement? Critical Mass is a unique opportunity for you to be a part of some of 2022’s biggest events including the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games opening and closing ceremonies.

We are particularly keen to hear from participants who self-identify as disabled and/or from Black, Asian, mixed ethnicity or from any ethnically diverse background.

Highly Sprung artist Emily Robertson is an artist on the project,  leading FREE weekly creative dance & movement rehearsals, every Tuesday from 6pm – 7.30pm at the Daimler Powerhouse, Coventry, CV1 4DQ. 

To find out more and apply today visit Critical Mass or contact emily@highlysprungperformance.co.uk

Critical Mass 2022 is made possible thanks to generous support from Spirit of 2012.

An image of 2 young people at the front of a line, dancing, reaching up to the sky. There is a blue and white logo in the corner that reads 'Critical Mass 2022'

Associate Artist Training

Do you want to join the Highly Sprung Team?

We are looking for exceptional people with physical theatre or dance theatre expertise, to extend our pool of Associate Artists. Deadline for applications is Monday 3rd  January at 5pm. 


These new roles are an opportunity for Highly Sprung to meet and work with talented artists with a passion for creative learning, to train with us, and to work closely with our existing team delivering inspiring participatory projects as an artist and educator. We are looking for professional artists with training and experience in dance/drama and physical theatre and with a knowledge and experience of creative teaching practice.

Successful Applicants will join Highly Sprung for a for a five-day Associate Artist training residency from Monday 10th to Friday 14th January 2022.

 

We are specifically looking to increase representation across our delivery team, to better meet the needs of the audiences, children, and young people we work with. We acknowledge that people from Black, Asian, and Ethnically Diverse backgrounds are currently under-represented in our team and particularly encourage applications from these groups.

For more information on how to apply download the application pack below.

If you have any questions please get in touch at team@highlysprungperformance.co.uk

 

Artist Training

We strive to work with new and emerging artists and recognise that to do so, we need to provide them with meaningful professional development opportunities.

We build artist training into our creative process. It’s fundamental to sparking inspiration and ideas as well as giving space for emerging artists to explore understand our unique approach to making theatre.

Trainees

Training is offered to emerging practitioners on an ongoing basis and provides opportunities to observe, co-deliver and participate in Highly Sprung education and community-based projects.

Shadowing

We offer shadowing opportunities on an ongoing basis, offering the opportunity for trainees to develop individual practice and understand the approaches and techniques used by Highly Sprung in education.

Mentoring

We offer mentoring to any artist learning with us to help develop their experience and understanding of facilitating arts and education projects.

Placements

Rehearsal placements are available on an ongoing basis for both academic and personal development, depending on suitability and availability.

Auditions

There are currently no upcoming auditions for emerging artists. But please watch this space!

Interested?

To discuss your training needs in the first instance please get in touch via our contact page.

What People Say

Training with Highly Sprung enhanced my teaching practice and equipped me with a new skill set. I learnt to approach workshops as a narrative, and this has provided me with a structure to my teaching that I can be creative and play with.

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