Introducing the shortlisting panel for Snape Residency Applications.

Jennifer Farmer at a desk

Jennifer Farmer is writer for performance, participatory theatre-maker and facilitator who centres systematically excluded narratives and collaborates extensively with communities made vulnerable, such as young people at risk of social exclusion (The Fall of Lucifer, 2008; Truth or Dare, 2012 and 2017, both for Belgrade Theatre), womxn in prison (Compact Failure, Clean Break/Arcola Theatre/national tour, 2004), refugees (Hear My Voice, Theatre Royal Stratford East), OAPs (Urban Dreams, London Bubble, 2008), young people with dyslexia (Turtle Key Arts), users of the mental healthcare system (V&A Museum) and intergenerational community groups (City Final, site-specific, 2018, Belgrade Theatre). Other work includes: Looking At the Sun (BAC Opera Season, 2001), Clean (BBC Radio 3, 2003), 270° (Paines Plough, Young Vic, 2004), A Million Different People (BBC Radio 4, 2005), words, words, words (Tricycle Theatre, 2006), Bulletproof Soul (Birmingham Rep, 2007), Stutter (Hotbed Festival, 2008), These Four Streets (Birmingham Rep, 2009), Eating Our Words (Camden People’s Theatre, 2012), Waltzing Tomatoes (Ithaca Gallery, USA, 2013 and international festivals), Between Constellations (Pittsburgh Festival Opera, USA; Grimeborn Festival, Arcola Theatre, 2018), Another City (will be our garden) (Toynbee Studios, 2021).

With a dedication to creating work that is socially engaged and urgent, Jennifer’s current projects include Link In My Bio, a new, interactive opera, supported by enoa, Britten Pears Arts, and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, on the impact of the global rise of the Alt-Right and How Far Apart, a new play commissioned by Utopia Theatre and supported by Sheffield Theatres, the Wellcome Trust and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, which examines the effect medical racism has on Black women's experience of childbirth.

Chisar Agor by reeds at Snape Maltings

Ever-shifting environments, constantly (r)evolving juxtapositions of experience, are recurring themes in much of Chisara Agor’s art. Their works span the music, theatre, film and art world shifting between a seamless melting-pot of sounds, self-expressions and story-telling. In all her work there is an impulse to reimagine and critique worlds, while inviting public conversation and self-reflection. Chisara’s inter-disciplinary practice is informed by her performance training and philosophical practice. This is manifested through her inter-disciplinary practice and the various works and commissions that showcase her evolving career. This has seen her commissioned by organisations such as BBC and the ICA to produce a new audio-visual work and MSCTY to create music for a Gallery for the return of west African icons by Elsie Owasu. This year Chisara has been working on Nocturnal Sun one of their most ambitious works to date supported by Sound and Music UK and developed as part of Britten Pears Residency programme at Snape Maltings. This will culminate in large scale work of music, visual art and dance in a piece that explores humanities relationship with the sun, set primarily in a world where the nearest star is dying with a live and electronic score.

Caleb Madden

Caleb Madden

Caleb Madden is an artist, writer, and curator based in the UK. He has performed, exhibited, and presented work at many venues and locations in the UK and internationally, including: Tate Modern, The Round House, Fabrica Gallery, De La Warr Pavilion, Le Lieu Unique (Nantes, France) and Clockenflap Festival (Hong Kong). He teaches in the Digital Music and Sound Art department at Brighton University, holds an MA in Fine Art, and is currently completing an art practice-led PhD. He is a founder member of the sonic arts collective The Spirit of Gravity, and the originator and creative director of the national experimental music network OUTLANDS. He also co-produces Gravity Waves And The Spirit World, a monthly sonic arts radio show on Resonance Extra.