Welcome to the Vamos Emerging Artists programme.
Each year the programme invites inquisitive early career artists from diverse communities across the country to take part in free or subsidised mask taster sessions, learning mask techniques, creating physical character and devising non-verbal theatre that connects and moves audiences. We welcome everyone, and particularly artists from low socio-economic and/or diverse ethnic backgrounds, to take part.
From these taster workshops, we bring together a group of artists for a residency to create and perform mask theatre from shared stories and backgrounds, finalising in public performances.
We've now completed 2023's residency, when an inspiring group of emerging artists came together at 101 Outdoor Arts (near Newbury) for four days exploring mask in outdoor performance. Congratulations to all our participants, you were truly fantastic!
If you're interested in applying for Vamos Emerging Artists programme 2024, please get in touch and let us know.
Thank you to our partner venues: Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton; East 15 Acting School; The Exeter Northcott; London International Mime Festival; The Unity Theatre, Liverpool; University of Worcester; 101 Outdoor Arts.
Vamos Emerging Artists Programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England, and by the Barry Jackson Trust.
“Absolutely Brilliant!! A welcoming environment for creativity and play. I have never experienced anything like it!”
“Incredible experience, nothing like it, creative, physical, life changing.”
“It was incredible. I know it’s going to be a massive stepping stone for my future.”
"Fun, rewarding, heartblowing: I haven’t just found an amazing mask theatre company but friends for life!"
"Magical, inspiring, quite frankly life changing."
Engaging, thrilling, life-changing
A lovely joyous day, brought a playfulness I haven't experienced with mask work before. Zero pressure.
An engaging, fun and confidence boosting crash course in mask and devising
Playful and experimental! Insightful! Up on your feet and learn