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The Shape of Things to Come Quarterhouse Residencies  

January - March 2014


About The Creative Foundation The Creative Foundation is an independent, visionary arts charity dedicated to enabling the regeneration of Folkestone through creative activity. Working with the people of Folkestone, partners and other stakeholders we are transforming the town making it a better place to live, work, visit and study. We have developed and look after five key projects and a range of other events and activities that are embedded in the creative transformation of Folkestone, in terms of our contribution to the townscape, the work and visitor economies, through providing opportunities and enabling arts activities and our involvement in local education initiatives, health provision and community development.

About Folkestone Quarterhouse Folkestone Quarterhouse is a Creative Foundation project, run alongside the Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone Artworks, Creative Quarter and home venue for Folkestone Book Festival. Quarterhouse shares the Creative Foundation's belief that creativity has the power to transform people, places and communities. We are based moments from the harbour, at the bottom of The Old High Street. We are in the process of developing an artistic vision for Quarterhouse 2014 -2019. Features of the programme will be: • A focus on programming, developing and co-commissioning performance that is participatory or co-created with audiences in Folkestone. This will include site specific work, shows that involve particular local interest groups and companies that are keen to develop their work in the context of Folkestone. • A strong programme for young people, children and their families, including opportunities to participate in workshops and learn new skills. • High quality music and comedy gigs throughout the year. To find out more about us and the wider Creative Foundation, you can start here:

Quarterhouse: www.quarterhouse.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/Quarterhouse?fref=ts


https://twitter.com/Quarterhouse_UK Creative Quarter: www.creativequarterfolkestone.org.uk https://www.facebook.com/pages/Creative-Quarter-Folkestone/10150134599530204?fref=ts https://twitter.com/cq_folkestone Creative Foundation: www.creativefoundation.org.uk

About 3-7 Tontine Street

3-7 Tontine Street is a retail space that wraps around the bottom of the Old High Street. Previously an amusement arcade, and in the image below a shoe shop, the space is now managed by the Creative Quarter team and is booked up throughout the year by community groups. 3-7 Tontine has played host to the Folkestone Triennial, a pop-up maritime museum, children’s workshops and exhibitions by local artist collectives.


The Residencies & How to take part The Quarterhouse will be managing 3-7 Tontine Street for three months, from January to March 2014. We want to use this time to meet new artists, seed new ideas that will feed the programme over the coming years and get to know our community.

What we can offer: •

The space free of charge.

Producing support of the Quarterhouse team. Including help with funding applications to support your work in the space.

Technical support of the Quarterhouse team, including help in sourcing equipment.

Access to a network of local artists and businesses through the Creative Quarter Tenants.

What we are looking for: •

Artists interested in developing a project in the context of Folkestone who want to use 3-7 Tontine Street as a starting place for their R&D.

Artists with an existing piece that they would like to show in the context of Folkestone and would suit the environment of 3-7 Tontine Street.

Every application must have some level of engagement with the public (it’s not intended as an opportunity to conduct closed rehearsals!). This can be discussed with the Quarterhouse team.

Here are some provocations based on themes of future seasons we are planning, although we are interested in anything that engages the community and responds to the context of Folkestone. Get in touch with the programming team to discuss any of these themes:

Local people say ‘I am Folkestone’, ‘That’s Folkestone’ and ‘That’s not Folkestone’. We are interested in exploring what makes Folkestone Folkestone.

Utopias, dystopias / Nowheres, Elsewheres, Wonderlands and Outlands

Future histories and alternate futures, science fiction, time travel (HG Wells lived in Folkestone)

IDEA: International Dialogue of Experimental Architecture (50th Anniversary June 2016)

Wild: exploring all things wild


Funding Your Project We have put aside a small pot of funding which we will distribute according to the length of time and needs of each project. We will not decide on a standard amount or pre-impose a timetable, but we will respond to the proposals. For instance, one group might be self-sufficient in their activity, another might be a project we will invest in for future development, one group might want to run workshops in the morning that could sit alongside another group playing music in the evening. We will put together a timetable and distribute small amounts of seed funding after the application deadline. We therefore encourage you to seek sources of funding to support your work, and we can meet to help you with this. Big Lottery Funding (in particular Awards for All): 4 week decision http:// www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/funding/funding-finder?cpage=0& Arts Council England (in particular Grants for the Arts for projects under 15k): 6 week decision http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/apply-for-funding/ Creative Foundation Festivals fund (for projects under 5k): 4 week decision http://www.creativefoundation.org.uk/uncategorized/festival-fund/ Other sources of funding: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/other-sources-of-arts-funding/


Application Form Company / Artist Name

Lead Contact Name

Lead Contact Email and Phone

Summary of your proposed activity

How will your activity engage with members of the public?

What plans do you have to cover the costs of the project?

Any technical requirements

Dates and Times (number of days or weeks, ideal times of day or evening, include dates if you know these)

Help us get to know your work: website, facebook, twitter and if not covered on a website, please attach a brief CV.


Project Proposal (Prompts: What art form? What stage is the project at? Is this a standalone project or R&D for future work? How will you use the space? When will it be open to the public, who is it aimed at, how will you reach those people and what will they experience when they are with you?)

Please return applications to Katie Burse, Quarterhouse Assistant Producer: katieburse@creativefoundation.org.uk Any questions regarding project ideas, themes or funding your project contact Allegra Galvin, Quarterhouse Director: allegragalvin@creativefoundation.org.uk

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