Join us for the very first Boundless Camp!
We’re committed to a continual dialogue on how we can all work together and improve the experience of 15-25-year-olds in the theatre industry. With the Boundless Camp, we want to make sure this next generation of theatre creatives are having their say while reflecting on their own experiences at this early stage of their career to better equip them as they grow and want to find their voice in the industry. So, we’re putting together a residential weekend, 6-7th August, for 10 young people to reflect, discuss and come away with a network of likeminded theatre professionals.
The 2022 theme – What is Theatre For?
After a global pandemic and more than 2 year of disruption, we’re all renegotiating our relationship to theatre. So the Boundless team want to pause, slow down for a couple of days and hold some space for a community of early career theatre makers. We want to get into the tough stuff, around what stories we’re seeing (and not seeing) on our stages, how wider conservative political views globally might be impacting the industry and what joy, hope and beauty we can all create for new audiences who might not be ready to return yet, or maybe never came in the first place. This, our first camp is one way we have imagined to think big picture, dream about the futures we can start shaping now and hopefully make new supportive networks. We think that the outcomes of the camp will inspire a larger gathering on the horizon but for now our focus is on taking the temperature of theatre, to better understand what it is for.
Who is the camp for?
We’re welcoming 18–25-year-olds with some experience in the theatre industry, of any discipline to apply to this first year of the Boundless Camp during the first weekend of August.
This time, you’ll need to be over 18 but we aren’t looking for extensive CVs with a wealth of experience. You could already be working in the industry full-time or part-time, freelance or employed, or you may only have a little experience but clearly looking to build your career in the industry. It’s not necessary to have studied theatre or drama, though you are welcome to apply if you have. You could be, or aiming to be, in roles such as lighting design, marketing or front-of-house as well as acting or directing.
Instead, we have three questions in our application form below. We’re looking for interesting and thought-provoking responses with an energy that shows you could spark vital and challenging questions and connections on the residential weekend. If you’re passionate about theatre and making it better, we want to hear what you have to say.
Is the camp free?
Yes! If selected, you’ll receive further information on the location of the camp, including details on your accommodation. Travel will be booked for you after discussing your needs. We’ll feed you during your time with us and be available to discuss any access needs and dietary requirements. In short, all you’ll need to do is bring yourself and whatever you might need to stay comfortably away from home for 1 night.
Oh and, we won’t be camping as such…so no fear if spending a night under canvas isn’t your thing.
If you have a specific question, please email our Head of Community, Daljinder email@example.com
How To Apply
Hit the blue button to the right of the screen that says ‘Launch Me’ to start your application. The Boundless Camp is open to any creative in the theatre industry aged 18-25 in the UK.
A note on inclusive talent development:
Boundless Theatre actively works to further diversify who gets to make theatre and receive funding for their work. We’d like to understand who may be applying to this opportunity and feel they would benefit from it. We’re looking at creating an inclusive and welcoming space for those who may face a barrier to accessing theatre, identifying as being part of a least represented group or has protected characteristics.
If you feel that this applies to you, please select yes in the relevant question in the form.
*Ultimately it is the strength of your creative pitch that will be the most heavily weighted consideration in making our decision as to who is chosen.
Deadline: Monday 18th July (5pm)
Daljinder works across production, marketing, journalism and curation, in addition to being a writer, to create joyful and thoughtful work that shares nuanced perspectives from voices often underrepresented in the arts and film industry.
She creates such work with Coventry-based theatre maker and playwright, Erinn Dhesi, actress and physical theatre artist Lauren Nicole Whiter as well as writer/director Jo Lane, on a BFI Network Funded short in Manchester. In fact, she has a particular passion for highlighting the creativity of regions outside of London primarily across theatre, film, festivals and audio.
She works with companies across the UK to produce an afterparty focusing on art activism and hip hop with UK rapper Lowkey for youth insight agency, Beatfreeks or marketed events at the Southbank Centre and Roundhouse London for the poetry and music night for black and brown women and non-binary people, Heaux Noire.
She makes worldwide connections with the cultural development agency ArtReach, South Asian LGBT+ organisation Gaysians or as an Assistant Managing Editor with the literary journal, Asymptote.
Iudita is a creative based in London/Cluj-Napoca. She studied Creative Media and English at City of Westminster College and performing arts at National Youth Theatre before joining our team in March 2022. She also works as a supporting artist and as part of film crew for several different productions across the UK.
She is very interested in building strong connections with other people and developing innovative ideas and approaches in the theatrical arts sector. She also has a keen interest in Philosophy and Music.
Pav joined Boundless in 2020 as a 1 day a week administrator but has since developed into a Creative Associate, developing projects and working closely on Boundless Artist development programs. He also is Artistic Director of Dirty Rascals Collective and Associate Director of Phosphoros Theatre, and works as an Actor/Artist Trainer.
Pav is a 3rd generation Cypriot and 2nd generation South Londoner and is a big nerd too, loves playing Dungeons and Dragons and building computers and the occasional twitch stream.