Forge Youth Dance Company Call Out

Forge Youth Dance Company in partnership with Theatre by the Lake present Forge Festival 2023

This is an opportunity for young performers (aged 13-18) in Cumbria to embark on a creative journey with The Knotted Project, Theatre by the Lake and exceptional professional artists to develop their creative skills, networks and experience in the arts, whilst developing an original piece of dance theatre for Forge Festival 2023 at the acclaimed Windermere Jetty Museum.

This project info pack aims to provide as much information as possible about Forge Festival 2023. Please read it thoroughly and get in touch with any questions.

To take part in this opportunity you must:

  • Be committed, open to being creative and trying new things!
  • Be keen to develop a piece of live dance theatre to be performed at Forge Festival 2023
  • Be open and willing to listen to others, share your opinions and develop creative ideas
  • Be available for the majority of the project dates, the festival tech & festival weekend
  • All rehearsals will be held at Theatre by the Lake unless otherwise stated.

Dates of Sessions:
Session 1 – Thursday 2 March 5pm-7:30pm at TBTL
Session 2 – Thursday 9 March 5pm-7:30pm at TBTL
Session 3 – Thursday 16 March 5pm-7:30pm at TBTL
Session 4 – Thursday 23 March 5pm-7:30pm at TBTL
Session 5 – Thursday 30 March 5pm-7:30pm at TBTL
Session 6 – Wednesday 12 April 10am-4pm – Easter intensive at TBTL
Session 7 – Thursday 13th April 10am-4pm – Easter intensive at Windermere Jetty Museum
Session 8 – Thursday 20th April 5pm-7:30pm at TBTL
Tech day – Sunday 23rd April 10am-4pm at Windermere Jetty
Session 9 – Thu 27 Apr 5-7:30pm at TBTL

PERFORMANCE DAY – Sunday 30th April all day at Windermere Jetty Museum

What is Forge Festival?
Forge Festival is an ambitious, 2 year arts project empowering young people in Cumbria to emerge from the pandemic, feeling creative, inspired & capable of shaping their futures. Led by The Knotted Project Theatre Company, exceptional quality theatre makers will deliver an exciting creative process with diverse groups of young people across Cumbria, to develop unique creative responses to the theme ‘Breaking through’. The process will culminate in a young person-led festival in outdoor & unusual spaces at the acclaimed Windermere Jetty Museum, in partnership with Lakeland Arts. We champion talent development alongside wellbeing & resilience, supported by youth mental health charity, Wave
Forward & a team of partners.

What does this opportunity involve?

Work with TKP and a range of professional artists including a choreographer, musician & film-maker to co-create a piece of live theatre for Forge Festival 2023

  • Have the opportunity to perform your work to the public & an invited audience at Windermere Jetty Museum in April 2023
  • Work alongside other young people to develop your creative skills, make friends and gain experience in the arts
  • Become part of a thriving network of young creatives in Cumbria

If all this sounds like something you’d like to be involved in, please get in touch with Claire Dunk who will share the Registration Form for you to complete. If you have any further questions at all before then, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Claire at