DRIFT _international 2015 in London: call for applications (deadline 7 jan 2015)




DRIFT 2015

_The deadline for proposals has now closed.
  However, if you are interested in applying for the next DRIFT residency, please express your interest by writing us an email.
Thank you.



DRIFT 2015 call for proposals ended on Wednesday 7th January 2015:

ZU-UK is currently accepting applications for the DRIFT International residency programme in East London. This is ZU-UK’s 16th edition of the international residency, which will be coordinated by ZU’s artistic directors, researchers and guest artists. DRIFT is a multi-disciplinary programme that offers creative, collaborative and reflexive methodologies to further the participant’s projects through mentoring, task-based experiments and professional development sessions.


We invite expressions of interest from artists & innovators working in:

· Immersive, participatory and experimental performance and theatre
· Transmedia and digital story telling
· Interdisciplinary + collaborative practice
· Urban + pervasive gaming + game design


We welcome proposals from theatre makers + dancers + musicians + designers + photographers + digital artists + games designers + film and video artists + artist/activists + writers + any experimental and innovative thinker who wants to develop their project ​in a multidisciplinary environment ​and participate in the launch of a new ARTS+GAMES LAB.


The 6 DRIFT sessions will take place 10am-8pm
every Monday from 23rd Feb – 30th Mar 2015,
at the Hamilton Road Centre (West Ham tube/train).


For more information on how to apply,
write to thedriftproject@gmail.com or
to join ZU-UK’s database info@zu-uk.com




ABOUT DRIFT 2006-2014

Created in 2006 by Jorge Lopes Ramos and Persis Jade Maravala, the DRIFT International is an intensive professional development programme for emerging artists. The intensive residency setting provides tools for multi-disciplinary collaboration, opportunities for personal development and experimentation with local audiences.

Through DRIFT International, ZU-UK has mentored over 200 international artists in its 15 editions in over 10 countries. In partnership with inspirational local artists, ZU-UK directors coordinate a series of intensive sessions created to help artists develop their own projects and practice.

DRIFT International residencies provide emerging artists with an opportunity to challenge their own ideas in a diverse environment; to fast-track international partnerships through match-making; and to expand their practice by providing tools and vocabulary to enable collaboration within new disciplines and cultures.