Following an open call , Box of Tricks is proud to announce its five brand-new Associate Artists, supported by Genesis Foundation’s Kickstart Fund. The five artists joining us are:
Lee Affen – Sound Designer
Lucy Carter – Lighting Designer
Jennifer Jackson – Movement Director
Alice Longson – Production Manager
Katie Scott – Designer
During their year-long attachment, our five new Associates will be embedded within the company and given agency to establish their own creative journey: supporting the Box of Tricks’ professional development programme, developing their creative practice and exploring the needs of the wider creative community of offstage artists across the North.
A Genesis Kickstart Fund project, supported by the Genesis Foundation.
Lee Affen is a multi-instrumentalist composer, music producer and sound designer from Manchester now based in Sheffield. His passion for music and collaboration has led him to work in bands, write for singers and compose for theatre, dance and film. Lee is also a company member of The Bare Project and an Associate artist with Imagine If Theatre.
Lucy Carter is a light artist and multi-award winning lighting designer, working across many creative mediums. Her extensive work for Theatre, Ballet, Dance, Musical Theatre and Opera has led her to work with some of the top Directors, Choreographers and creative teams around the world, to produce unique, eclectic and critically acclaimed lighting designs.
Jennifer Jackson is a Latinx British/Bolivian movement director, theatre-maker & actor. Her creative practice encompasses theatre & devising, contemporary dance, Bolivian folk dance, new writing, movement & the transformative aspects of sport. Her work explores women’s bodies in performance, her relationship with the UK, and the duality of living between races & cultures.
Alice Longson is a Freelance Stage & Production Manager. Previous credits include: The Last Quiz Night on Earth by Alison Carr (Box of Tricks, UK tour), I Wanna Be Yours by Zia Ahmed (Paines Plough, UK tour), Catching Comets by Piers Black (Ransack Productions, Edinburgh Fringe), Best Girl by Christine Mackie (Best Girl Productions).
Katie Scott is an award-winning Designer based in the North West. She trained at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and upon graduating was the inaugural recipient of the Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse Prize for Theatre Design. Since graduating, Katie has gone on to work across the UK designing a range of productions with a particular interest in new writing and productions for young audiences.
The Genesis Foundation’s main focus is on partnerships with leading arts organisations and on training programmes that equip emerging artists for life as a creative professional.
The Genesis Foundation has announced 41 grants for arts projects run by creative freelancers throughout the UK. The grants have been allocated from the £1m Genesis Kickstart Fund, rolled out on the Foundation’s 20th anniversary with the aim of enabling outstanding freelance talent to produce future-facing arts projects.