WITS (Week In The Space) is an oppourtunity for artists to work in the PW downspace for one week! PW solicits proposals from students to make any type of art that excites them. Usually, this project happens in the spring, but it may vary from year to year.
TWITS (Two Weeks In The Space) is an opportunity for artists to use the PW upspace for two weeks. It is similar to WITS, except that it is in the upspace and is —you guessed it— two weeks! TWITS typically takes place at the end of February.
If you are interested in applying for this years TWITS slot, reach out to Abby at firstname.lastname@example.org who will set you up with a board buddy to support you with the application process.
Both TWITS and WITs have the same application:
Please remember that these guidelines are suggestions, not laws written in stone. We recommend taking them into consideration because they cover issues that often surface in both proposal and production processes. The most important part of your proposal is of course your commitment to it, the energy and thought you have invested, and that you are ready to invest in the production process.
Keep in mind that we are not looking for long, elaborate answers to these questions (although, please write as much as you want/need to). A brief statement communicating esssential ideas will do; many of these questions can be sufficiently addressed in a page or less. But again, write as much as you need to in order to fully address these issues. Above all, be thoughtful and have fun with your proposal!
- The Basics
- Main Body
Title (even if it is just a working title), author (if there is one), director/coordinator, your phone number (please include this, we will need it to let you know the outcome of the proposal meeting), and your email.
Consider the following questions:
Describe your piece. (Is it a play? A dance piece? An installation? Tell us what it is you want to do!) Why do you think two weeks in the upspace is the right venue for your project? Why does your piece need the specific time, space, and budget?
What kind of design/technical elements are involved in your production?
How will you go about preparing for this production? (a rehearsal process, or coordinating meetings... whatever you will be doing to get ready for your event.)
What inspired you to do this piece?
It is important to foster diversity and inclusion in art and performance at Brown. In what ways will you ensure that your project and process will do this? Be specific and be sure to consider all aspects of production (e.g. casting, production team, rehearsals, etc.)?
As this project is given $300, please include a budget break down that does not exceed this amount. If your budget will eventually be larger than this, please include how you intend to get more money and what you plan to do with it. This breakdown should include costs for rights (if applicable), props, costumes, set construction, publicity, photocopying, etc. Please try to estimate as close to the actual costs as possible. If your project includes a script for which rights should be obtained, let your board buddy know as soon as possible.
For your proposal, please try to fill out as many of these positions as possible and necessary:
- Production Manager
- Stage Manager
- Set Designer
- Lighting Designer
- Costume Designer
- Technical Director
Board members may be able to provide you with names of people who might be interested in these positions. Please talk to us!