Each year, VAULT Festival collaborates with partner organisations to offer “Programming Awards”.
At VAULT Festival, we’re committed to providing an accessible platform for artists from all backgrounds to create the best new work. For 2020 we’ve created The CULTIVATE Bursary in association with COMMON and the Corn Exchange Newbury to provide vital support to artists from working-class backgrounds taking part in VAULT Festival 2020.
The recipients of The CULTIVATE Bursary each receive a £1,000 cash injection towards the cost of their production and £750 worth of PR & marketing support, as well as mentorship and increased industry exposure.
The recipients of the 2020 CULTIVATE Bursary are:
TALK PROPA by Shybairn
Two women take on the stereotypes imposed on them due to their accents in a truly northern f*ck you to the southern elite. A celebration of all things northern.
18:00, 11-13 Feb. Book your tickets here
Essence by Sarah Henley
Laquaya (15 – hip-hop, feminism, Peperami) has broken into Elyot’s house. He’s making a model boat and listening to Beethoven. An odd-couple comedy about loneliness, grief, eccentricity, music and love.
18:15, 21-23 Feb. Book your tickets here
VAULT Festival will award one production in the Pleasance Edinburgh 2019 programme to be part of VAULT Festival 2020. The successful company will receive a guaranteed slot in the programme of VAULT Festival 2020 and a cash investment of £1000 from the Pleasance Theatre Trust.
As part of the partnership between Pleasance and VAULT Festival, a reciprocal award will be made to an artist or company at VAULT Festival 2020 programme to perform at Pleasance in 2020.
VAULT Festival will award one production in the Summerhall Edinburgh Fringe 2019 programme to be part of VAULT Festival 2020. The successful company will receive a guaranteed slot in the programme of VAULT Festival 2020.
As part of the partnership between Summerhall and VAULT Festival, a reciprocal award will be made to an artist or company at VAULT Festival 2020 programme to perform at Summerhall in 2020.
This year, we’re offering the opportunity for one Edinburgh Fringe production to win the Staging Change Award. The winner is programmed at VAULT Festival and recognised as an exemplary environmentally conscious production in both content and delivery. If you’d like to be considered, please fill out the “Staging Change Award” question in the VAULT Festival Application with the environmental credentials of your production, including how you intend to make it. You can read more about Staging Changing and making theatre sustainable here.