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. It is open to both experienced and early-career artists and selection is through an open call process.
There have been 9 Rough Mix residencies so far in Scotland: in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Peebles, and Perth. In 2018, we held our first international Rough Mix in Auckland, New Zealand - you can read more about it here. Rough Mix 2020 will take place at Summerhall in Edinburgh from 20-31 January 2020: information about how to apply will be available here from 26th August 2019.
Film-maker Julien Pearly made this short film about Rough Mix 2015:
For information about previous Rough Mixes and to find out about the participating artists, please follow these links: