Every two years we put out a call for Expressions of Interest. You can submit one of two options:
- An Expression of Interest (EOI) to Capital E’s National Theatre for Children development programme. This can be an idea, or a song, or a digital-live innovative idea, or script or story. The work we create is made for 2 – 14-year-olds. The EOI must be accompanied by a one-page overview explaining the inspiration behind the idea, song, script or story.
- An EOI for a pre-existing tour-ready show that would be suitable for presentation at Capital E’s biennial National Arts Festival, targeted at children aged 2 – 14 years. Works/practitioners should have a track record with reviews and audience take up from other seasons. Shows need to be 45-50 minutes in duration and repeated up to 12 times per week (ie two show days across six days).
EOIs will be assessed by our Artistic Advisory Panel who bring expertise and contextual knowledge of the arts and work made for children. They are an arms-length approach to Capital E’s programming process. The Panel will provide recommendations to Capital E for a final decision on whether an EOI will be included as part of our National Theatre for Children ongoing development programme, or as part of our biennial National Arts Festival.
In assessing the EOI we are seeking:
- Creativity – imagination and originality of the idea, or song, or digitally innovative idea, or script or story, and one that appeals to children and their caregivers.
- Currency – relevancy to children and young people, and appropriateness for Capital E’s artistic programme.
If an EOI is not chosen for further development, other avenues for its exploration will be considered and suggested.