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Opportunities

We have a range of creative opportunities for a number of projects! Scroll down for more information or click the opportunities below:

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COSTUME DESIGNER/MAKER

As part of the House of Deviant's Ffyrnig/Ffierce project (supported by Arts Council Wales, Wales Millennium Centre and Riverfront Theatre), we are looking for an experienced costume designer to work alongside our Queens to create fierce new looks.

The right person will:

- Have experience and skill in designing and making quality costumes (not necessarily drag costumes but a knowledge of these would be beneficial).

- Be prepared to work co-productively with our Queens to design and explore costume and character. We have some ideas how this might work but are also open to hearing your thoughts!

- Have the skills and resources needed to construct a number of costumes using a variety of materials and techniques. 

When

We are looking for design workshops to be around September/October time and costumes should be completed by the beginning of December ready to debut in our Christmas show.

Fee

We have a designer/maker fee of £2500 plus an additional materials and resources budget. There could be additional money to lead some making workshops alongside this too. 

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, CV and link to your portfolio to iheartfflamingo@gmail.com with the subject heading 'Costume Designer' no later than Sunday 30th July 5pm.

For more information or to request an informal online meeting please email Gareth at  iheartfflamingo@gmail.com 

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Costume Designer
Galwad am stori

Galwad am stori

 

Mae gan Gymru gyfoeth helaeth o straeon, llên gwerin a hanesion, gyda chymeriadau dychmygus megis cewri a thylwyth teg. Gennym obaith arbennig y gallwch chi droi a throelli straeon traddodiadol Cymreig i fod yn yn cwiar . Wrth gwrs, pe baech yn teimlo'n ddewr ac yn edrych am her ychwanegol, byddwn ni'n hapus i dderbyn hanesion modern newydd hefyd! Ceir enghreifftiau o Chwedlau Gwerin Cymreig ar y gwefannau hyn: https://amgueddfa.cymru/casgliadau/storigwerin , https://www.worldoftales.com/Welsh_fairy_tales.html#gsc.tab=0https://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/history/sites/themes/myths.shtml ond mae croeso i chi ddod o hyd i'ch ffynonellau ysbrydoledig eich hun. Ein cynllun yw cynhyrchu dehongliadau theatrig o ddetholiad o'r straeon mewn digwyddiad perfformiadol a chreu casgliad ar-lein o straeon Queer Cymreig. 

Does dim angen profiad blaenorol o ysgrifennu. Ni ddylai eich stori fod yn fwy na 1,000 o eiriau. Fel cwmni celfyddydau cwiar, mae amrywiaeth LGBTQ+ yn bwysig iawn i ni, ac felly rydym yn chwilio am sbectrwm enfys llawn o syniadau. Nodwch y stori wreiddiol yr hoffech ei hail-adrodd neu unrhyw ddelweddau ysbrydoledig yr hoffech eu defnyddio. 

E-bostiwch eich cais at iheartfflamingo@gmail.com (sylwch ar y sillafiad ‘ff’) erbyn 5pm Dydd Sul 11ain Mehefin 2023.  Gallwch gyflwyno eich straeon yn Gymraeg neu Saesneg, byddant yn cael eu cyfieithu i’r naill iaith neu’r llall.

Please note the deadline for stories has passed for inclusion in our performance piece, however we are still keen to receive stories for inclusion in our online anthology that we wish to create.

Story Call Out

Story Call Out

 

Wales has a vast richness in stories, folklore and tales, with imaginative characters such as giants and fairies. We are particularly looking for you to adapt traditional Welsh stories with a queer twist. Of course, if you’re feeling brave and fancy an extra challenge, we are happy to receive new modern day tales too! Some examples of the Welsh Folk Tales can be found on these websites: https://museum.wales/collections/folktales/https://www.worldoftales.com/Welsh_fairy_tales.html#gsc.tab=0https://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/history/sites/themes/myths.shtml but feel free to find your own sources of inspiration. Our plan is to produce theatrical interpretations of some of the selected stories at a performance event and to create an online anthology of Queer Welsh stories.

 

No previous experience in writing is needed. Your story should be no more than 1,000 words. As a queer arts company, LGBTQ+ diversity is really important to us, and therefore we are looking for a full rainbow spectrum of submissions. Please identify the original story you would like to retell or any inspiring images you’d like to use. 

Please note the deadline for stories has passed for inclusion in our performance piece, however we are still keen to receive stories for inclusion in our online anthology that we wish to create.

Please email your submission to iheartfflamingo@gmail.com (note the double ff). Your stories will be translated into Welsh, but you may submit in your chosen language.

Creative Practitioner

 

House of Deviant Project - Ffyrnig/Ffierce

Freelance Creative Practitioner

 

We have recently been awarded funding from Arts Council of Wales for a Professional Development project that seeks to upskill and develop our Queens with the skills they need to be professional drag performers. ‘Ffyrnig/Ffierce’ is an inclusive and collaborative project exploring how drag performance can support people with a learning disability and/or autism to gain self-confidence and develop their own voice and sense of self. 

​We follow a fully collaborative coproduction model where every voice has an opportunity to be heard, listened to, and acted upon. Starting fundamentally with our participants, our collaborators, and our partners. We want everyone to take ownership of the project, and believe that by doing so, a rich and diverse culture of exchange will provide a great opportunity for something magical to grow. 

We have a range of opportunities over the coming 12 months, and we’d love to hear from lots of creative professionals. 

 

Creative Practitioners (£250 per day - over 4-6 once a week sessions)

 

We are currently looking for a range of freelance professional creative practitioners to work with us over the course of the project to collaborate and help us explore a range of skills that will build on the confidence and abilities of our queens. Whilst we are a drag troupe, there are many aspects of performance that will build the skills needed. If you have something you think you could offer us, we would love to hear from you. 

  • Dance/Movement

  • Performance skills - including clowning, theatre, improvisation, character work, stand up comedy etc

  • Singers and Vocal Coaches

  • Musicians, composers and song writers

  • Make up artists

 

We are particularly interested in hearing from people from protected characteristic groups.

 

The Role:

We are looking for individuals who can bring a range of professional creative skills to our project. You will be working with us to coproduce a fabulous, exciting and dynamic project exploring drag performance and personal transformation. 

You will be expected to deliver a series of workshops exploring how your area of expertise can build our skills in drag performance, as well as developing and building on general performance skills (It's worth noting here that direct experience in drag performance is not essential, it is the skill set that we are interested in). 

You will be provided with time to talk to us, observe, plan, and deliver a series of sessions that will challenge and develop our skillset, knowledge and confidence. 

You do not need to have experience working with adults with a learning disability and/or autism, but you should be willing to learn and develop with us.

​For each day’s allocation your time will be allocated as follows (We are flexible around these hours, with the exception of the Tuesday evenings):

  • 2 hour workshop on Tuesday evenings (6-8pm at WMC)

  • 1 hour downtime with the Queens (5-6pm at WMC on Tuesdays)

  • 1.5 hour reflective thinking time (supervision)

  • 1.5 hour planning

  • 1 hour admin (recording onto our project documentation)

Fee = £250 per day (over 4-6 once a week sessions)

Application Process:

Our project participants have asked that anyone wishing to apply to work with us should submit a video application of no longer than 5 minutes in length.

​You should tell us:

  • Who you are - we are interested in people as individuals as well as professional experience

  • What skills you could bring to the project and how you think these skills could fit into drag performance

  • What you'd hope to gain from working on this project

  • A 4-6 week work outline - what would you want to achieve in a 4-6 week period

 

You could pitch a small project with our Queens – for example, 2 general dance workshops, and 2 choreography workshops building a dance routine. We feel this sort of thing would work well as not only is it skill-building but also helps to apply learning in a real life context. But we will also consider stand alone sessions and workshops.

 

Applications should be sent to iheartfflamingo@gmail.com with subject line 'Creative Practitioner'.

 

The initial submission deadline has now passed but we are keen to keep this opportunity open to explore and connect with artists for future works.

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