Making Space

Scottish Youth Theatre & Aberdeen Performing Arts present MAKING SPACE

Offering emerging theatre makers the space and mentorship to create new a brand new performance.

Making Space is a residency programme supporting young artists aged 18 – 25 from across art‐forms who want to develop their own theatre piece. The Making Space residency offers time, space and guidance, leading up to a work‐in‐progress presentation as part of Light The Blue Festival in Aberdeen in June.



Who Can Apply?

The residency is open to solo artists or collectives of 2 or 3 aged between 18 – 25, interested in making performance work.

This can be across any genre: in no particular order this could be... devised performance, new writing or re‐imagining existing texts, solo performance, spoken word, physical theatre, dance and visual theatre, contemporary circus [although aerial work is not possible at this time], live art, durational performance... and anything in between.

Any theatre maker can apply – you might identify as a performer, director, poet, playwright, choreographer, designer, devisor, live‐artist, performance artist... or something else.

We are particularly interested in working with young artists of colour, identify as disabled or are from working class backgrounds.


Skills and Experience

You will be:

  • Committed, reliable and passionate about developing your idea
  • Committed to completing the whole residency and utilising all the resources offered
  • Open, flexible and hardworking
  • We are seeking exciting new voices with diverse and ambitious ideas to engage with us inthis exciting residency opportunity.
  • We want you to succeed, and we want you to ask questions, to use the space and work innew ways and to develop your art and your


 What Making Space Offers

If accepted into the residency you will be offered the following between April and June 2019:

One‐to‐one mentoring with multifaceted lead artist Lou Brodie with support from an additional experienced specialist where identified

  • 10 sessions of dedicated space to experiment, rehearse and test ideas in AberdeenPerforming Arts venues. Sessions are weekly on a Friday. Full schedule below.
  • Marketing and production support for the work‐in‐progress at Light The Blue Festival – asmall budget of £50 per residency will be offered
  • Travel expenses to and from the venue in Aberdeen (You must be able to travel there andback in 1 day)
  • Opportunities to develop new relationships with other young theatre makers accepted ontoMaking Space – with additional opportunities to meet other industry professionals

Residency schedule

Closing date for applications is Sunday 24th March at 9pm

Applicants invited to interview will be notified by Tuesday 26th March 6pm Interviews and group workshop will take place on Monday 1st April 11.30am‐6pm Residency sessions will run every Friday from 12th April to Friday 7th June

Performances will premiere at the Lemon Tree as part of Light The Blue Festival on Thursday 13th June to a public audience

*You must be available for audition and performance date to be considered*


How to Register

Please apply via Scottish Youth Theatre website by the closing date on Sunday 24th March at 9pm. The website address is:

You will be notified by email on Tuesday 26th March

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected] or [email protected] or  [email protected]