Climate change is the word of the moment, and action is needed now more than ever. The National Theatre Wales is responding to the crisis with Egin, a two-week residency in partnership with Natural Resource Wales. The event taking place this summer seeks to mobilise arts and culture to help us respond, motivate and challenge climate change.
The event’s setting of rugged Welsh landscape promises to inspire the visiting artists and academics, and in turn spur on forward-thinking and stimulating dialogue. Over the two weeks, there will be thought-provoking discussions between academics, artists and renowned thinkers in the field of climate change; conversations with the local community to situate the talks in the specific context of Wales; and finally the development and testing of new performance ideas in relation to climate change.
“Egin aims to kick-start fresh artistic responses to the topics by creating an environment in which Welsh, Wales-based and international artists can spend valuable time developing their work and inspiring each other” – Simone Coates, National Theatre Wales’ Head of Creative Development
Meaning “buds” or “shoots” in Welsh, Egin seeks to plants the seeds for new practices, possible futures and sustainable approaches to living.
Are you, or do you know, an artist who fits the bill? The National Theatre Wales are looking for up to 13 adventurous and collaborative artists to attend and take part – no matter where you are in your career or your artistic discipline. If you’re passionate about challenging behaviour and perceptions to climate change, this could be an opportunity for you.
Snowdonia National Park
7 – 13 July 2019