Make Space

A new fund for artists


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

The Make Space fund invites applicants from across Scotland and across disciplines who are interested in making work for young people, to investigate new ways of creating and presenting children’s theatre. The funding will support two projects with resources to research and develop new ideas over a 6 month period, supported by the Catherine Wheels’ team.

Make Space is a 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.

Recipients of the Make Space 2021 fund will be announced on Tuesday 4 May 2021.

Make Space 2020 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.

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