Our celebration of the county’s creative talent returns for 2016!
Following on from the success of 2015’s festival, Barbican Theatre once more joined forces with the Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter to deliver From Devon With Love – an annual festival which celebrates exciting, innovative and emerging work created in the country.
The programme of work at Barbican Theatre was be presented over three weekends in January, culminating with an end-of-festival showcase and celebration here on Sat 30th January 2016. Those selected to take part in From Devon With Love had the opportunity to present their work to a paying audience, encouraging feedback to support the further development of their work – this is an opportunity to help shape the development of your work for its future life.
Barbican Theatre selected eleven pieces of work for this year’s festival, encouraging applications across theatre, dance and the performing arts from artists who wish to present original work to a professional standard, for a paying audience. From Devon with Love is about sharing your work with audiences in the region, and allowing them to see the beginnings of something exciting and new – and for you to show what you can do!
Work was selected based on artists meeting the following criteria:
– Be living and making work in Devon, or have a history of doing so in the region
– Be creating work of a professional standard, ideally running at no longer than 1 hour
– Have an original piece of work ready for a paying audience
– Show a clear ambition for your work to have a future life
– Be available at weekends between Fri 15th – Sat 30th January 2016 to perform your work
Through their participation, we offered artists the following in return:
– Presentation and promotion of your work in the festival
– 50% of Box Office takings from two performance (programmed as part of a double-bill)
– Technical support from in-house staff for your get-in and get-out (N.B. please provide your own show operator)
– Support from Barbican Theatre staff in inviting programmers to see your work
– Discounted artist tickets to other participating shows, subject to availability on the door