Internationally renowned theatre company Quarantine has opened applications for its creative scheme Graft. Now in its third year, the programme, which involves at least four monthly meetings and a residential weekend, is an opportunity to come together with other creative minds to share ideas, explore new directions and thrash out problems. For those who join the 2012 group, there are also opportunities for one-to-one meetings with Quarantine’s artistic directors. Rather than educational, the scheme can be thought of as an exchange of knowledge and experience. Last year the successful applicants included a curator, a dancer, a film-maker, a visual artist and a theatre-maker. This time around the company is opening out applications beyond the arts world making calls to scientists, philosophers, inventors, bakers, mechanics, teachers, gardeners and other areas of expertise to get involved. Quarantine have devised a number of extraordinary projects, including a karaoke booth (hosted by, among others, Manchester Art Gallery) that allowed you to sing along with a video recording of a serving solider singing his or her favourite song (pictured).

Applications are open until 5pm on Fri 10 Aug, Quarantine, Islington Mill, James Street, Salford, M3 5HW. Tel: 0161 830 7318,

Carmel Thomason
Published on:
Thu 19 Jul 2012