bloc // December 10, 2010

northern bloc Performance Commission 2010 ⁄⁄

Date: 12 Nov 2010
Venue:Scala Cinema and Arts Centre
Partner: Scala Cinema and Arts Centre |
Partner: Glyndŵr University – North Wales School of Art and Design |

northern bloc is seeking applications from artists and performers based in Wales, who are eager to work with digital projection in the development and realisation of a performance. The work will be premièred at the Scala Cinema and Arts Centre, Prestatyn in March 2011 as part of the northern bloc digital season.

Creative practitioners from all disciplines are eligible to apply – from an art, dance, sound or theatre performance backgrounds – working as an individual or as a collective.

Deadline: 10am, 12th November 2010
Interviews: 26th November 2010, Scala, Prestatyn


What we are specifically looking for is an innovative performance project that will explore interactivity, digital technology, live performance and location, within the context of the Scala, Prestatyn.

The selected performance will take place in Studio 2, the home of Live Performance at the Scala, a 150 seat theatre with a large sprung dance floor, flexible lighting, sound and high quality digital projection, including a possible live satellite feed.

The project should also be able to:
– make exciting use of the contemporary performance space at the Scala
– be realised in the given time frame
– leave a lasting trace on-line

The development period of the project is 4 months ( December 2010 to March 2011), with a commission fee of £1,000 to cover all expenses.

The commission aims to provide time, skills development, space and resources, together with advice from experts in the field of creative digital technology and performance. Where necessary, visual elements for the performance ( animation, video, interaction etc ) can be developed in conjunction with members of the North Wales School of Art and Design, Glyndŵr University, Wrexham.

Deadline: 10am, 12th November 2010
Interviews: 26th November 2010, Scala, Prestatyn

To apply: e-mail your CV with links to images of your past work, a 500 word project proposal, including an outline of how the performance will leave a lasting trace online to

People on the performance steering committee and selection panel include:
– Karine Décorne, Director Dawns I Bawb and Migrations
– Tessa Elliott, Artist and northern bloc 4 co-ordinator
– Danny Hale, Technical Manager, Scala
– Mathilde Lopez, Creative Associate, National Theatre Wales
– John McClenaghen, Artist and Head of Fine Art, Glyndŵr University
– Jan Miller, Filmmaker and Creative Director of Scala Education Film Unit
– Emma Posey, Chair, bloc
– Kevin Roberts, Media Development / Design Officer, Scala

For further information or to discuss the commission please contact Tessa Elliott, northern bloc co-ordinator by e-mail

Scala Cinema and Arts Centre
One of the landmark buildings on the North Wales Coast, the Scala was originally opened in 1913 and has now become Walesʼ first fully digital cinema and arts venue, with superb facilities and exciting activities. For a full technical specification of Scala Studio 2 go to the website /cinema-facilities.php

Glyndŵr University – North Wales School of Art and Design
The School an international reputation for innovation and excellence, and specialises in the areas of Computer Generated Imagery, Communication and Interactive Design. A new Creative Industries Centre is due to open at Glyndŵr in January 2011


Arts Council of Wales / Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru

Area: northern bloc