Media Release: Win a £5,000 contract to be the NTS’s photographer-in-residence

THE National Theatre of Scotland, in association with the Weekend Herald, is delighted to announce an opportunity for professional photographers across Scotland to become the National Theatre of Scotland’s first-ever photographer-in-residence.

This residency offers a unique opportunity for a professional photographer to come on board for a year with the National Theatre of Scotland, to gain exclusive access to actors, backstage activity and the touring life of the company and to contribute to the vital legacy and archive of the work of Scotland’s national theatre.

The residency will result in the photographer capturing a series of exclusive pictures.

Some of these will be published in the Weekend Herald, some will feature in publicity materials for the Company and all will subsequently form part of an exhibition to celebrate five years of the National Theatre of Scotland in 2011.

The deadline for applications is Monday 5 July 2010 and the winner will be announced Sunday 25 July 2010.

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The prize:

A £5,000 fee and 12-month contract to become the National Theatre of Scotland’s photographer-in-residence. The residency will result in the photographer capturing a series of exclusive pictures for publication within the Weekend Herald and publicity materials for the National Theatre of Scotland, subsequently forming part of an exhibition to celebrate five years of the National Theatre of Scotland in 2011.

How to enter:

Please send your five favourite pictures (300 kb per image only) including one portrait picture, one action shot and one picture showing a live event, in jpeg format to within one email.

Please include your first name and surname in each of the file names and number individually.

For example, Rebecca Brown 1. For each image file please give a corresponding description including the title of work (if applicable), date executed and any brief narrative (150 words max) necessary to inform the judges about the picture.

Please also attach a CV (two sides of A4 only, including contact details: name, address and daytime telephone number) and a covering letter (one side of A4 only) letting the judges know why you would like to be appointed and what you could bring to the role.

Photographs submitted must be your own work, must not be copied, must not contain any third party materials and/or content that you do not have permission to use and must not otherwise be obscene, defamatory or in breach of any applicable legislation or regulations.

Judging panel:

Artistic director of National Theatre of Scotland, head of the Sunday Herald picture desk and David Eustace, world-renowned and award-winning photographer.

Recruitment process: Five shortlisted applicants will be selected and invited for an interview the week of July 12, 2010.


Press Office Contacts:

Emma Schad – Press Manager – 0141 227 9016

Andrew Neilson – Press Officer – 0141 227 9497


About The National Theatre of Scotland

The National Theatre of Scotland is supported by the Scottish Government.

Since its launch in February 2006, the National Theatre of Scotland has been involved in creating 117 productions in 114 different locations. With no building of its own, the company takes theatre all over Scotland and beyond, working with existing and new venues and companies to create and tour theatre of the highest quality. It takes place in the great buildings of Scotland, but also in site-specific locations, airports and tower blocks, community halls and drill halls, ferries and forests. The company has performed to over 468,000 people, across three continents.

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Contact: Andrew Neilson
Phone: 0141 227 9497