LOFT exists to support a range of professional theatre projects being developed and/or presented outside of The Blue Room Theatre’s two performance spaces. Successful projects will be directly funded by The Blue Room Theatre and have access to producing, administrative, marketing and technical support where necessary.
LOFT is a program that is holistically supportive from start to finish. Similarly to projects that we currently support in our seasons, the whole staff will be on board with your project to help
with professional advice, resources and support.
We want West Australian independent artists to be thinking of big, bold ideas and know that they have the support of The Blue Room Theatre team behind them so that they can leverage LOFT support with other funders, presenters and producers.
LOFT exists to increase professional WA independent theatre activity in Perth theatre venues, around the state, nationally and internationally. LOFT includes funding and support for WA
independent theatre artists/companies to make connections, partner and tour with local, interstate and international presenters.
LOFT is primarily designed to support experienced creative teams who can demonstrate their project has an existing level of commitment from an established presentation platform or
co-producer, or the potential for strong support. LOFT is able to support the development and presentation of theatre projects by independent theatre artists and companies and encourages independent applicants to partner with existing presenters and venues, companies and organisations.
LOFT is an additional activity coordinated by The Blue Room Theatre. Necessary funds and operational costs have been granted by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Culture Industries. An additional $160,000 will be granted over two rounds in 2017/2018 to support West Australian artists.
All applications are assessed by a rotating independent panel of peer assessors chosen by The Blue Room Theatre’s Executive Director and Producer. The names of peer assessors will be published with the announcement of successful applications.
APPLY FOR LOFT
|Applications Due||Notification Date||For projects starting after:||Project to be completed by:|
|14 March 2018||by 30 April 2018||1 July 2018||31 December 2018|
WHAT CAN BE APPLIED FOR
LOFT can support the creative developments and presentation of WA theatre* works in a number of ways including:
> The creative development of new WA theatre work up to $30,000
> The redevelopment and presentation of an existing WA theatre work up to $45,000
> The presentation of new WA theatre work up to $60,000
* ‘Theatre works are defined as plays and scripted work, music theatre and cabaret, circus and physical theatre, installation theatre performance, puppetry and visual theatre, media-based theatre work, live art and contemporary interdisciplinary performance.
For more information on eligibility and the LOFT program, take a look at some frequently asked questions.
The following documents relevant to the March 2018 round of LOFT are now available for download.
PROJECTS FUNDED BY LOFT SO FAR
Find out more about the projects funded so far by LOFT here.
If you would like to talk to someone about LOFT contact:
Jenna Mathie – Producer
Tel: (08) 9227 7005
The Blue Room Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Image of Arielle Gray by Michael Timmins.