Creation Space for Creative Projects: 3 Tips

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Creation Space for Creative Projects: 3 Tips

Finding space for your project can be a bigger challenge than you might expect. Circus projects especially tend to have more needs (rigging, height, mats) than just an empty room, and while training spaces with these requirements exist, finding a private one for your team can prove difficult. Here are 3 tips for finding the right space for your next project.
Book Early The Hors Champs’s House and vineyard. Photo credit: Claudia Goulet There are residency spaces dedicated to supporting artists’ creations, but like theatres and gigs, they tend to book in advance. If you’re hoping to make a project and not spend a fortune renting rehearsal and theatre space, you need to plan well ahead of time. Especially if you’re in the first, exploratory phase of your project with less stringent requirements, diving in will be more important than having everything perfect. The information you’ll gain from trying out those first ideas will help you figure out exactly what you’ll need during a longer, more in-depth residency....
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Eric Bates

Eric Bates is a co-founding member of Cirque Barcode, a Montreal-based contemporary circus company with a goal of sustainable touring. He currently tours with their show Sweat & Ink and is co-creator of their second show, Branché, an acrobatic show that takes place in forests and parks. He is also working on a book about the creation process to help small companies make their first show.