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Creating with the Cart 2019: Training Opportunity

9 April 2019

‘Brilliant, inspiring experience. So much to reflect on and explore in my own practice.’
‘I learned so much, met so many amazing people, and was inspired beyond belief!’
‘one of the most incredible and challenging weeks I’ve ever experienced.’

Participants, 2018

Oily Cart creates theatre specifically for and with young people with complex needs and/or on the autistic spectrum.

In 2019, we are offering a six-day training course, supported by Rose Bruford College. Creating with the Cart will provide an introduction to making sensory performance work, with a focus on the theory and the practice of Oily Cart.

Previously successful applicants have included artists, performers, practitioners, educators and parents/carers, from Europe and North America, the Caribbean, South Africa and Japan, as well as the UK. The course has led to inspiring international collaborations, embedded sensory practice, and new work and theatre companies.

You can get a flavour of what to expect from the week here:

Not only will you gain a broad understanding of Oily Cart’s sensory and interactive approach, but you will put theory into practice by working hands-on with a group of young people with complex needs and/or who are on the autistic spectrum. We will be resident in Linden Lodge, a magnificently-equipped special school set in beautiful grounds: participants will work with young people from the Linden Lodge Summer Scheme to create 4 pieces of theatre that are shared as works in progress over the course of the week, with a performance on the final afternoon.

Cost: £550
Venue: Linden Lodge, Wimbledon Park, London SW19 6JB & Oily Cart, Smallwood School Annexe, Smallwood Road, London SW17 0TW
Dates: 29th July - 3rd August 2019
Note: Please note that participants must organise and pay for their own accommodation and travel since this is not included in the costs above.
To apply: Please send your CV and covering letter, in particular outlining why you’re interested in sensory performance work made for and with young people with complex needs, to Flossie Waite at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Applications may be submitted in video format.
Oily Cart champions the value of diversity and equality in society, and we strongly encourage D/deaf and disabled people to apply, as well as people from BAME backgrounds and other marginalised groups.
Deadline: 5pm BST, Friday 7th June 2019.

Applicant Privacy Notice

Oily Cart is committed to promoting equal access to training, and to supporting sensory performance work by D/deaf and disabled artists and practitioners. We are offering four bursaries for D/deaf or disabled artists and practitioners to attend Creating with the Cart. More information is available here - Creating with the Cart 2019 Bursaries. Please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with any questions. 

Image from Blue (2006/2007). Photo credit: Patrick Baldwin