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The Point seeks artists!

Posted on January 27, 2015

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hayley-barkerThe Point, in Eastleigh is seeking new artists to join its associate artist programme.

Four artists or companies will be chosen who can contribute to the daily life of the Hampshire venue, and who are available to work in or around Eastleigh for a 12-month period.

From April 2015, The Point becomes an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. Its associate artist programme aims to support artists and companies who are keen to make a step change and progress to the next stage of their career. The venue is also seeking two digital creatives, to be based in Eastleigh’s new Tec Hub. These will be artists or companies who specialise in using digital technologies, in work such as gaming, motion capture, film or animation.

Successful applicants will receive mentoring, an administrative base, access to rehearsal space and specialist equipment, seed funding and more. Former associate artists Milk Presents said: “Our company has developed more in four months than it did in a whole year before we arrived here. It gives you time to make mistakes, take risks, have fun and grow as a company.” The Point’s Made in Eastleigh event, held on February 12, is an opportunity to find out more about the scheme. The closing date for applications is February 27. For more information, see

Picture: Hayley Barker, current associate artist at The Point, Eastleigh. Photograph courtesy of The Point.

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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