TORCH Theatres Seed Fund

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Applications are open on rolling basis and funding must be spent by 31 July 2019. You may apply or enquire at any time, and it is not necessary to wait for a deadline.

Proposals are sought from Oxford researchers in any Division to develop new, and contribute to existing, research collaborations with theatres and theatre-makers in Oxfordshire.

The Theatres Seed Fund is a new internal grant scheme that will support research, knowledge exchange, and public engagement through collaborative projects between researchers and Oxfordshire theatres and theatre-makers.

The objectives for this fund are to:

  • Develop new, and consolidate existing, research collaborations.
  • Provide a ladder of engagement, enabling researchers to trial ideas and develop collaborative projects which may be continued after the end of initial seed funding.

Grants of up to £3,000 per application are available to enable researchers to develop and deliver collaborative projects with Oxfordshire theatres and theatre-makers. These projects can be stand-alone, or used as proof-of-concept for larger-scale projects and funding applications.

The total amount of funding remaining is c. £10,000.

The Theatres Seed Fund contact is Dr Hannah Coleman Manktelow (Connecting Researchers and Oxfordshire Theatres Project Officer – hannah.manktelow@humanities.ox.ac.uk).

Enquiries about the scheme (e.g. eligibility, activities and projects, costing, contracts and partners) are welcome, to help ensure applications are strong and suited to this Fund.

Guidance Notes, Eligibility and Assessment Criteria can be downloaded here.

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