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We are currently inviting artists and companies who produce professional theatre, storytelling, dance and music to apply for an Alchemy On Tour menu of available work for a festival of the best contemporary South Asian Arts across the UK in May 2017.


What is Alchemy?

Southbank Centre’s Alchemy is an annual festival exploring the cultural links between the UK and South Asia and explores the creative influences generated by our shared history. It celebrates the best of contemporary music, dance, literature, comedy, fashion, art and design. From AR Rahman to Anoushka Shankar, Kailesh Kher to Sonia Sabri, Jonny Greenwood to Susheela Raman, Alchemy has presented a host of stellar artists, one-off collaborations and groundbreaking premieres, as well as supporting up and coming talent.

What is Alchemy On Tour?

With the support from the Arts Council, London’s Southbank Centre will work with Black Country TouringCast in Doncaster and Oldham Coliseum to deliver Alchemy on Tour. Building on the success of Alchemy on Tour 2015, this new tour will continue to celebrate the dynamic cultural relationship between the UK and the Indian subcontinent.

Alchemy on Tour 2017 – Menu of available work

As part of their programming each of the partners will also be able to choose from the menu of available artists and companies to create a bespoke festival in each of the different locations – ranging from a one-day event to a period of up to 10 days. The partner organisations cover a wide range of different spaces from fully equipped theatres to non-traditional spaces such as libraries, community centres and foyer areas.

If you have something that you think would be suitable for this menu then please go to:

Please note: We are not looking to commission new work but to draw on existing South Asian inspired shows and performances available for touring over this period. We cannot guarantee show bookings however we encourage artists and companies to apply for the festival menu for consideration by the Alchemy On Tour partners.
We look forward to hearing from you and remember to apply before the deadline on Monday 31st Oct 2016.

Dawinder Bansal, Producer.