Another Route: International Fellowship for England-based artists
Artsadmin is part of a consortium that today announces Another Route, a new artistic fellowship that will enable a group of performance artists and artist-led companies to embark upon a remarkable journey to internationalise their creative practice through a sensitively curated 18-month programme of international events and residencies.
Another Route is a project designed by a consortium of UK independent performance companies led by Forest Fringe, Total Theatre Network and Artsadmin and supported by 1927, Action Hero, Candoco, Coney, Forced Entertainment, Gecko, The Javaad Alipoor Company, No Fit State Circus, Quarantine, Stan’s Cafe, Tania El Khoury & ZU-UK. The project is supported by Arts Council England, the British Council and Jerwood Arts.
This new consortium of independent artists and companies from across the UK bring to the project a variety of different experiences of working internationally across a broad range of contexts, not always with formal institutional support. These opportunities to connect with other artistic communities and cultures, and to meet and collaborate with people very different to ourselves, have, for each company in their own way, transformed the way they think about art and about the world. The aim of this project is to share that experience and support other artists who desire the same opportunity to begin re-imagining how they make their work and who they are able to make it with.
Another Route is an independent and artist-led project that celebrates the immense value of a spirit of internationalism and the benefits of making generosity, mutuality and collaboration central to the way we connect with the rest of the world. It will bring together brilliant England-based artists, particularly people from backgrounds who have until now been underrepresented in international touring, with a broad range of exciting international partners and collaborators. In spaces across the world they will have the opportunity to begin talking, imagining and making new performance together.
“For over 40 years, Artsadmin has built a network of international partners who have co-produced, presented and shared the excitement and challenge of new work devised and created by artists who help us see the world differently. Another Route is an amazing opportunity to support artists, particularly from historically excluded communities, to be part of that international, collaborative commitment to work that gets under the skin of what it means to be alive now, in this moment, with all the chaos, defiance, beauty and joy we experience. Through this programme we can make a difference to artists who are interested in slower, more sustainable and yet resolutely international careers as we explore new ways of connecting and collaborating across borders.”
Róise Goan, Artistic Director and Deb Chadbourn, Executive Director, Artsadmin
Full details of the project and an open call for artists to apply will be announced in autumn 2021.