UPstream: Seed Funding

Seeding new digital performance

SHPLive.TV and greenhouse have teamed up to provide seed funds for new performance which embraces the potential of live streaming to engage audiences live and online.

We’re looking for digitally native performance which understands the potential
of the internet to create an exciting transmedia experience. This could be interactive cinema, a hypermedia narrative, a mobile immersive game, a transmedia story or a performance that reaches out beyond the stage.

We want to make awards of up to £3000 for ideas that will be developed at South Hill Park or another venue in the house network identified by the applicant. Successful projects will also benefit from the digital support and expertise of SHPLive.TV and a mentor in transmedia performance.

This fund is designed to test an idea. We don’t anticipate being able to fund full productions, but we will want to assist in the development of further funding applications to take a promising project forward. Projects may also be featured in our live stream season in 2015.

What we can provide:

  • Selected projects will be given suitable workspace within South Hill Park. Dependent on availability this could be our 60 seat Studio Theatre, Digital Media lab or workshop room space.
  • Access to our multi camera live streaming equipment, including Panasonic HPX255 HD cameras, Blackmagic ATEM video switcher, Blackmagic Hyperdeck recorders, Apple Mac Pro (with Final Cut Pro X, Wirecast)
  • Our expertise and contacts in producing live streamed and transmedia projects to assist you in developing your work technically and artistically.

Proposals should be submitted using the form below which is designed to guide your thinking and help us understand the scale and shape of your idea. Please complete and return it by email, along with an outline budget, to

Deadline for proposals: 9am Monday 28 April 2014

About greenhouse
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greenhouse is a three year initiative aimed at helping contemporary theatre thrive across the South East and East of England by better connecting the ambitions of theatre makers, venues and audiences.

Supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, greenhouse is a partner project to house. More:
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

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