Imaginate at Pitlochry Festival Theatre

  • Open Call
  • Scotland
  • 15/04/2024
  • Open Call
  • Scotland
  • 15/04/2024

Are you a playwright or a performance maker who works with text?  Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Imaginate are working together to offer a funded week-long residency for an artist based in Scotland to explore a new text-based idea for young audiences. This residency will take place in Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s Studio from 15 – 19 July 2024.

This opportunity includes:

  • Residency space from 15 – 19 July 2024 in Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s Studio
  • A fee of £1576.58 (1 week prep and 1 week residency)
  • A budget for travel
  • Accommodation plus per diems (£25 per day), if required
  • Access to up to three Pitlochry Festival Theatre actors for the residency week
  • Dramaturgy support from Sam Hardie (Trainee Director at Pitlochry Festival Theatre and previous Accelerator artist with Imaginate)
  • Access to Imaginate Go & See funding to see relevant performances
  • Ongoing support and advice for your idea from Imaginate and Pitlochry Festival Theatre

We have an additional budget to support access needs for this residency so please tell us about any needs you have in your application.

Please download and read the Full Guidelines (this includes links with BSL videos).


Monday 15 April

How to apply

Applications can be made in writing, by audio file or using BSL. For more information download the call-out guidelines – The document is available in Word so you can change font size and it includes links to BSL videos.

Completed applications should be returned by email to with Imaginate at Pitlochry Festival Theatre as the email subject by the deadline of Monday 15 April.  Applicants will be notified of the decisions by Friday 3 May.

Download Call-out Guidelines (incl. BSL video links)

If you would like to ask questions about this opportunity, or to talk through any element you are unsure about, please contact Fiona Ferguson, Creative Development Director.  We can arrange to talk with you by email, phone or zoom and have an access budget to support these pre-application discussions, so let us know what you need.

This residency is part of our Imaginate At series.  You can read about previous projects here. We partner with different organisations across Scotland to pool resources and offer paid rehearsal & development weeks to explore new performance ideas for children and young people.

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