You can apply for the Spoffin LAB residency by sending a proposal (file format: Microsoft Word or PDF). The proposal should be written in English or Dutch and should not exceed the length of 4 pages, including pictures and/or drawings. Please attach a short bio of all the people who are involved in the project.
Spoffin has a special focus on artists from Central and Eastern Europe.
Spoffin LAB is a residency project supporting young theatre artists who are in the process of finishing a new project created for public space (streets, squares, parks, etc.). The residency takes place in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, during the month of August and consists of:
Free use of a guesthouse (living room, kitchen with fridge and washing machine, bathroom and 3 bedrooms with 2 single beds each) during the whole month of August (in close cooperation with Stichting Kunst in Amersfoort).
Free use of Laswerkplaats, a fully equipped theatre studio (length 21 m, width 14 m, height 5 m), surrounded by lots of outdoor space during the whole month of August (in close cooperation with Stichting Laswerk).
The artists have to work very indepently. Spoffin cannot offer full production facilities. You will have to cook, wash and clean during the residency and deliver both the studio and the guesthouse afterwards in the same (or better) condition as when you entered. If something gets damaged or lost, you will have to replace it.
The residency is located in Amersfoort, a city within the province of Urecht, the Netherlands.