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Departure Lounge Festival Package Holiday 2019 - Artist Call Out

Continuing our successful relationship with Derby Theatre and In Good Company we are delighted that Call Out applications are now open for the 2019 Departure Lounge Festival Package Holiday.

The Package Holiday supports a theatre company with 1-weeks residential rehearsal space at The HopBarn in order to conceive a produce work that will then feature as part of In Good Company's Package Holiday from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st July 2019.

As well as receiving a full weeks residential rehearsal space at The HopBarn, the successful theatre company will also receive guidance and support from In Good Company, £500 towards the performance and further opportunities to showcase their work with In Good Company and Derby Theatre's programming team.

In Good Company are particularly interested in work that is made by artists of colour (BAME) as it is evident such work is largely underrepresented in contemporary British Theatre.

The work should fit within a studio size theatre and be approximately 50 - 60 minutes in length and be developed sufficiently in order to be ready for the Departure Lounge Festival 2019.

For the first time, In Good Company are also open to receiving split applications, a bespoke opportunity to present a finished show at the Festival and to develop a different show at The Hopbarn.


Please submit an application outlining the following on one A4 sheet:

- Who you are (biography or CV) and where you are based

- Information about the show/s you would like to develop and perform,

- Why this Package Holiday opportunity would benefit you, your company and the work

- What stage your production is currently at, how you will be supporting the production financially and if you intend on taking your show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

All submissions should be sent sent to Sophie Hack at

Deadline: Tuesday 26 February 2019.

Interviews will take place at Derby Theatre on Friday 8th March 2019.

All applications in relation to Departure Lounge are reviewed by an Advisory Artistic Panel, a team made up of artists drawn from the industry, IGC’s previous associate companies and the Festival’s previous participants, then selection will be undertaken by Ben, In Good Company’s Creative Producer and Sarah, Derby Theatre’s Artistic Director and Chief Executive.

Due to the high number of applications that will be received we are unfortunately unable to respond to every application. However, we will announce the selected the artists/companies a short while after the deadline.

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