STAB 2006 - Expressions of Interest
2006 is the eleventh year of the STAB Commission and Season at BATS Theatre.
Creative New Zealand funds BATS to commission 2-3 boundary-shattering performance works every year from some of the country’s most exciting creative minds. So here’s your opportunity to dream up a cutting edge performance experience. Pitch your vision to BATS, and potentially be commissioned to turn it into a startling reality.
The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday 17 March.
Contact BATS Theatre for more information.
1 Kent Terrace, Wellington.
All About STAB 2006
STAB originated in 1995 from BATS’ desire to initiate a commission that allowed theatre artists to experiment in a supportive environment. The STAB commission is an essential part of the BATS annual programme and can be accessed by all performance media; dance, theatre, opera, music, film, magic and interactive media. STAB has grown over the years to have a solid framework and process. The total commissioning amount for 2006 is $60,000.
The aim of STAB is:
· To secure and provide a significant level of funding (the commission) to support the creation of cutting edge, revolutionary performance work.
· To commission new New Zealand performance work.
· To support this work from inception through a production process to presentation.
· To present at least two productions in the STAB season annually.
· To promote BATS as the most exciting, cutting edge theatre in New Zealand with its finger on the pulse.
· To support a national community of innovative artists who strive to push boundaries in their performance work.
THE STAB COMMISSIONING PROCESS 2006
STAGE 1: Expressions of Interest
Friday 17 March: One-page form completed and returned to BATS.
STAGE 2: Short List Selection
Monday 20 – Thursday 23 March: BATS holds informal interviews with all those who have submitted expressions of interest.
Wednesday 29 March: Final selection of a small number of groups to further develop their concept.
Monday 1 – Wednesday 3 May : These groups present their concept and a detailed proposal containing budgets, personnel and marketing plans as well as creative content.
STAGE 3: Commissioning
Monday 8 May: Two or more groups are commissioned to produce their STAB project.
STAGE 4: Presentation
16 October – 26 November 2006: STAB shows presented/staged
STAGE 5: Reporting
December 2006: Project reports and budgets to be submitted to Creative New Zealand detailing project strengths and challenges.