Rough Mix
Rough Mix

Creative lab for experienced and early-career artists


ROUGH MIX is a paid creative lab for early-stage ideas and practice development: a two-week practical opportunity for artists to try out new ideas or new ways of working. It brings together a small core group of practitioners from different disciplines and gives them time to start developing new projects in a supportive and collaborative atmosphere. The practitioners work together with a group of performers and two early-career artists over a two week period before making a work-in-progress showing at the end.

We offer two prioritised places: one for an artist identifying as Deaf or disabled and one for an artist from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background.

Rough Mix has taken place at The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen, Dance Base and Summerhall in Edinburgh, and Tramway in Glasgow. It is open to both experienced and early-career artists and selection is through an open call process.    

Rough Mix 2017 took place in Peebles and was presented in partnership with Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre.  It was supported by Creative Scotland and the National Theatre of Scotland. The participating artists were:

with early career artists Felicity Bristow and Sue Scowcroft and performers Claire Pencak, Elspeth Turner, Laurie Brown, Scott Noble, Tim Barrow and Vivien Reid.

 Film-maker Julien Pearly made this short film about Rough Mix 2015:


Previous years - for information about previous years and to find out about the participating artists, please follow these links:

Rough Mix 2016

Rough Mix 2015

Rough Mix 2014

Rough Mix 2013

Rough Mix 2012

Rough Mix 2010

Rough Mix 2006


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