THE ADRIAN HOWELLS AWARD FOR INTIMATE PERFORMANCE
Adrian Howells (1962 – 2014) was one of the world’s leading figures in the field of one to one and intimate performance. Over two decades he developed an artistic practice that focused on the particular power and transformative possibility that could be achieved through creating a profound, immediate and personal connection to his audiences. Through these works and the care he took in every aspect of the experience he was often able to deeply affect those who participated in these encounters.
The Adrian Howells Award for Intimate Performance is an opportunity for a UK artist to develop and present an early staging of a new performance-based project in Glasgow (Take Me Somewhere festival) and London (Battersea Arts Centre). The Award aims to celebrate the intimate work that Adrian pioneered and excelled at, as well as providing an opportunity to explore new territories in the field of one to one and intimate performance. The Award provides £4,000 project commission towards the awardee’s fee and expenses in the development and presentation of the proposed project and performances.
2019 applications are now closed. The successful applicant will be announced soon.
The 2018 winner was Amy Rosa, who will present at the 2019 festival.
The 2017 winner was Nic Green.
The Adrian Howells Award for Intimate Performance is led by the National Theatre of Scotland, Battersea Arts Centre and Take Me Somewhere Festival with support from the University of Glasgow and the Live Art Development Agency.