LDN Convergence is a new project delivered by The Arts Project (TAP). This is a full-time two week residency happening July 2nd - July 15th 2018. Week one will be 10am - 5pm, and week two will expand into the evening as needed. If selected, you will receive a detailed schedule.
LDN Convergence at TAP is inspired by and supported by a network of other convergences, which began with the Indy Convergence in Indianapolis. The Indy Convergence started between three artists while working at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2007. At the close of the season, the trio wanted to provide a safe place to create and experiment without fear of failure, to develop their teaching skills for a broader audience, and to collaborate more successfully across disciplines. They decided to meet once a year to work on interdisciplinary projects. The idea was simple, half local, half out of town artists would “converge” on Indianapolis for two weeks. The Indy Convergence developed a special way of taking artistic projects to their next step by fostering an immersive, collaborative, process driven environment that allows artists to experiment freely with no pressure to produce polished projects. TAP is proud to have received the support of the original Indy Convergence, beginning to grow the roots of this concept in London, Ontario.
As this is the first LDN Convergence, we will only be accepting 6 Convergers from London and area.
It is important when creating your Side Project to keep in mind the time limitations for production. Each project should expect eight hours of creation. Also, please note that you can present part or all of your project at the Open Lab Presentations on the last day. This is our informal presentation of the work created during the LDN Convergence. Audience expectations are to see projects that are works in progress. The focus during this two-week Convergence is on process, not necessarily the product at the conclusion of the two weeks. We hope that what you learn and distill during the LDN Convergence will inform your work once you return home.