LOFT support for the second half of 2017 was dedicated to support the creative development of work by artists from culturally diverse or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, or artists with disability. This reflects The Blue Room Theatre’s commitment to seeing more diverse stories on stage, showcasing the diversity of our community.
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 are 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. As with work in our seasons, the whole staff will be on board to support your project with professional advice and resources.
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 LOFT support can be leveraged with other funders, presenters and producers.
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
At this time, there are no LOFT rounds open.
PROJECTS FUNDED BY LOFT SO FAR
Find out more about the projects funded so far by LOFT here.
LOFT ROUNDS 2015 – 2016
Past rounds of LOFT have 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.
LOFT is an additional activity coordinated by The Blue Room Theatre. Necessary funds and operational costs have been granted by the Department of Culture and the Arts for a period of two years. A total of $300,000 will be granted over four funding rounds, to support a minimum of seven applications.
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 Culture and the Arts
Image of James Taylor by Daniel James Grant. Background image by Jarrad Seng.