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Another Route

An international fellowship for artists based in England

collage of 12 images of the Another Route artists and companies

Artsadmin is part of a consortium that leads on Another Route, an 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.

Artists and performing arts companies can now apply for the open call, with a deadline on 14 February 2022.

Watch a BSL interpreted recording of the Another Route advice and information surgery (captioned, transcript ​available)

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Date Title Venue City
15 September 2021 Touring across Europe for UK performing artists and companies
collage of 12 images of the Another Route artists and companies