A search for original work from young artists of Nigerian heritage
Theatre Royal Stratford East in partnership with New World Nigeria presents 30 Nigeria House.
30 Nigeria House is part of the London 2012 Festival,the spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration running from 21 June until 9 September 2012 bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK.
Throughout the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Theatre Royal Stratford East will be celebrating the diversity of Nigerian culture.
Now, Theatre Royal Stratford East announces an exciting opportunity for new, emerging and existing UK-based artists of Nigerian descent and artists residing in Nigeria.
This new project, 30 Nigeria House, aims to assist 30 artists in developing a new piece of work through an award of £3,000 each. The chosen 30 will attend the launch of the Nigeria Hospitality House (Nigeria House) for the London 2012 Olympic Games and 8 of these artists will participate in an event to share their work as part of Nigeria House, which is located at the theatre in August.
We are looking for fresh and dynamic new voices, working in the performing arts. Submissions are welcomed from the art forms of theatre, dance, film animation, poetry, spoken word, and music.
30 Nigeria House also reflects Nigeria's recognition of its talented people and aspirations to develop the Creative Industries in Nigeria, which are strongly emerging sectors.
The Federal Government of Nigeria therefore, through one of its key development agencies, has developed an artistic collaboration with Theatre Royal Stratford East.
As the world looks to Stratford during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Theatre Royal Stratford East continues its commitment to new writing and new artists by creating an international platform, seeking original ideas from artists from the UK and abroad.
Deadline for submissions: 18 June 2012 at 5pm (1700 hours) British Summer Time (BST)
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