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From Devon
With Love

From Devon With Love is a scratch performance festival for Devon-based artists. The festival supports some of the region’s best talent to test new work in front of a live audience.

Originally established by The Bike Shed Theatre, we are relaunching this well-loved festival as a Devon-wide scheme to extend performance opportunities into rural communities.

We want to hear from artists making original performance work, including theatre, music, dance, circus, storytelling, spoken word, puppetry, and poetry.

Your project will be in the mid to late stages of development, ready for sharing with a test audience. Successful applicants will be invited to perform at the From Devon With Love festival this September.


From Devon
With Love

From Devon With Love is a scratch performance festival for Devon-based artists. The festival supports some of the region’s best talent to test new work in front of a live audience.

Originally established by The Bike Shed Theatre, we are relaunching this well-loved festival as a Devon-wide scheme to extend performance opportunities into rural communities.

We want to hear from artists making original performance work, including theatre, music, dance, circus, storytelling, spoken word, puppetry, and poetry.

Your project will be in the mid to late stages of development, ready for sharing with a test audience. Successful applicants will be invited to perform at the From Devon With Love festival this September.

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What you get

  • £400 performance fee

  • A 30 - 60 minute slot at the From Devon With Love festival in September

  • Technical and marketing support

  • Feedback from the audience, programmers, and industry professionals

  • An opportunity to pitch your ideas to producers, programmers, and other artists

  • A route into rural touring and a chance to meet with promoters from villages across the region

  • A video recording and photographs of your performance


Who we are

Villages in Action was established to enliven and empower communities in Devon through engagement with the arts. We bring live performances from around the world to village halls, churches, and community spaces. Expect cups of tea, homemade cakes, and a warm welcome wherever you go!

The deadline for applications is Friday 6th August 2021. For more information or to arrange an informal chat please email luke@villagesinaction.co.uk