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Space/Time Artists' online residency, December 2023

Space/Time Artists' online residency, December 2023

For the whole of this week, we're holding our paid online residency for experienced artists which we call Space/Time. Presented in partnership with Sanctuary Queer Arts, Space/Time is for artists working in any art form, and poses the question “How can you continue to thrive as an artist?”. The artists gathering remotely to discover the answers will be:

Drew Taylor-Wilson

Drew Taylor-Wilson is a neurodivergent, queer creative working in TV, film, and theatre. They are an award-winning theatre director, playwright, facilitator, and theatre artist development specialist, trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Drew writes to advocate for seldom heard voices, creating bold contemporary queer stories that de-stigmatise mental health difficulties. Their plays have been seen across the UK, they are a former performance poet and frequently bend genre and form in both screen and stage writing.

They are one half of multi-art-form performance engine house COMPANY MANY, co-director of Sanctuary Queer Arts and Drew works freelance as a Director and Dramaturg, often with spoken word artists.

Nelly Kelly

Nelly Kelly is a disabled theatre maker, playwright, dramaturg, drag artist, producer, and consultant. Their work resists traditional theatre structures - to encourage the centring of excluded audiences and improved access.

They are currently collaborating on the development of a new piece of work with fellow trans and non-binary theatre maker Afton Moran, a satirical, comedic piece about ‘the trans cult’, supported by Sanctuary Queer Arts.

Annabel Cooper

Annabel Cooper is an art worker and drag artist based in Leith, Edinburgh.

Co-founder and co-director of Sanctuary Queer Arts; Annabel is also co-founder and co-director of Queen Jesus Productions; and co-founded and ran queer arts collective Dive Queer Party in the 2010s.

Annabel started performing in their 30s when running Dive cabarets, and carries the ethos and antics of that special collective with them in their work.

One half of drag king rock-n-roll tribute clowns Oasissy, Annabel rocks up to cabarets and festivals from New York to Newhaven causing mischief and mayhem.

Fraser MacLeod

Fraser MacLeod is a freelance theatre artist, director, facilitator, and project manager based in Glasgow.

He delivers and directs professional participatory experiences for children, families, and communities - ranging from one-off workshops to large scale events and projects. Frasers work often utilises drama and theatre to creatively explore socio-political themes. He strives to create supportive environments where everyone involved can discover, develop, and share their creativity skills and talents.

Fraser is currently Co-Director of Sanctuary Queer Arts; Founding Partner with Culture Junction; Education and Communities Associate with National Theatre of Scotland; and Associate Artist with Tron Theatre Participation.

Harry Mould

Harry (they/she) is a queer, mixed-heritage writer, artist, wellbeing facilitator, and EDI consultant, specialising in intersectional access, inclusion and advocacy. Last year, they wrote their first play, The Brenda Line, which was commissioned by Pitlochry Festival Theatre. The Houdini Detectives, their first script for television, was recently optioned, and their debut novel is currently shortlisted for the Merky New Writers Book Prize.

Harry has worked in theatre for over a decade, most recently as Federation of Scottish Theatre’s first Policy and Public Affairs Lead. They are one of the team working in response to Edinburgh Council’s Edinburgh Slavery and Colonialism Legacy Review, and was a member of the working group who created two Harassment in the Performing Arts guides for freelancers and organisations for the performing arts sector in Scotland. Harry is a founding board member of Summerhall Arts, and is on the board of directors for Wonder Fools.

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Space/Time Artists' online residency

Space/Time Artists' online residency

This week we're running a paid online residency for experienced artists. Space/Time is a creative retreat for artists from any art form that asks the question “How can you continue to thrive as an artist?”. The artists gathering together remotely are:

Kevin Cameron

Kevin Cameron is an artist and filmmaker. A graduate of the Universities of Glasgow and Bristol, he has an eclectic practice that embraces drama, animation and documentary modes of filmmaking. Credits include directing a feature length film about Alasdair Gray that has screened twice on the BBC; and lead artist on Make Strange, a live hand processing film studio with Eritrean asylum seekers as part of the Director’s Programme of the Glasgow International Arts Festival. Recent work has included installation work for Renfrewshire Cycle Arts Festival, a time capsule for Paisley Town Hall, and, a stop frame animation series for Education Scotland.

Julia Croft

Julia Croft is a live artist and performance maker based in between Auckland, New Zealand and Brussels. Julia’s practice draws on feminist and queer theory to create performance works exploring matter and materiality. Her work is concerned with creating imaginative cracks in pervasive power structures, slippery and leaky spaces, the scientific-poetic and bad pop music. Since 2015 she has created 10 full length works including 4 solo works: If There's Not Dancing at the Revolution, I'm Not Coming, Power Ballad, Working On My Night Moves and Terrapolis. These works have toured extensively throughout NZ and internationally including to the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Mexico and Singapore. Working On My Night Moves began its life as part of magnetic North Rough Mix residency in 2018 and was awarded a prestigious Total Theatre Award at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as an Auckland Theatre Award for Excellence. This work was most recently presented as part of the acclaimed Melbourne Rising Festival.

Alice Dansey-Wright

Alice Dansey-Wright is an artist and designer with an interdisciplinary practice including mural painting, textiles, set design, jewellery and performance.  

Drawing is the driving force behind all of her creative work and she uses the act of drawing as a thinking and figuring-out process as much as the final outcome. Alice’s practice is intuitive, abstract and symbolic and she is fascinated by playing with scale, illusion and trompe l’œil. She often works collaboratively, combining her skills and experience with those of other makers. 

ADW Custom is Alice’s garment painting service where she transforms pre-worn pieces and creates limited edition second hand collections.

Katherine Mendelsohn - translator & dramaturg

Translations into English include contemporary francophone plays by writers from Belgium, France, Libya, Québec and Togo. Translations of classics include Jean Cocteau’s La Voix Humaine, a 1970s play by Jean-Michel Ribes, and a Molière short.

Recent writing on theatre includes a programme article on Ionesco for Omar Elerian’s production of The Chairs with Kathryn Hunter and Marcello Magni at the Almeida Theatre,
London.

Works as a dramaturg for professional writers, creators & translators. Most recently for Mariem Omari on Revolution Days, and as on-site 'Ferryman' Facilitator (traductrice-passeuse) for LE STUDIO EUROPÉEN - international creation residency at La Chartreuse – Villeneuve-lez-
Avignon.

Previously Literary Manager, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and The Gate, London.

Omikemi

Omikemi is a writer, poet, creative mentor workshop facilitator and community organiser. They currently run The Gatherings and work as a freelance writer and editor for DAO. Their recent collaborations include Spare Tyre Theatre, Arika and Serpentine Gallery London.

Pirita Tuisku

Pirita Tuisku is a Finnish Dance artist living in Scotland. She has been working as a Dancer, Choreographer and Teacher in Finland, Scotland, South Africa and Hong Kong. She is a versatile artist who already has over decade of experience working in different fields in dance. Her passion is to create work that will engage with audiences, emerge with different art forms and bring alive topics from daily life. She gets inspired working in a diverse collaboration with curious and open mindsets. Her own curiosity is about how she can push her own boundaries as a mover. And also on the other hand she has always been interested about other cultures and how that is affecting our dancing. Away from dance, Pirita has a passion in upcycling jewellery making, aerial yoga and learning new languages.

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Space/Time Artists' online residency

Space/Time Artists' online residency

Next week we're running another paid online residency for experienced artists. Space/Time is a creative retreat for artists from any art form that asks the question “How can you continue to thrive as an artist?”. Although we're all easing back into real life after the stress of COVID-19, we know that participants value the flexibility of being able to take part in our residencies online. So, the artists gathering together virtually will be:

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