Make Space

Artistic Ideas for a New Normal

About

“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.” Moby Dick

Make Space is a new research and development fund for Scotland-based artists to explore what performing arts for children could look like in the new normal, following the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

In May 2020, Catherine Wheels invited anyone interested in making work for young people to bring us their ideas, imaginings and dreams for what theatre for young people could be. Five winning projects were selected by a panel. The recipients will receive support, resources and guidance from Catherine Wheels over the next six months, with a sharing in some form planned by the end of 2020.

Make Space projects:

Alison Brown – Hiding Hats

A design-led project, exploring the universal joy in infants from the game Peekaboo.

Memory Monger – Ashley Smith and Simon Donaldson

Researching the need for community in uncertain times through the experiences of two very different characters.

The Hunt (working title) – Ben Winger and Kerry Cleland

Developing an immersive adventure for families, based around a community ‘treasure hunt’.

The Climate Crisis Can’t be Cancelled – Katrine Turner

Exploring new ways of creating participatory performance in the school environment with costumes of found materials, interactive “happenings” and a climate summit in a playground.”

The Garden – Yvonne Buskie

A design-led project that explores model boxes as an inspiration for storytelling in classrooms.

Follow their journey on our social media channels. #MakeSpace

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