18 Mar 2020

TriForce Creative Network Covid-19 Update

Hi all,

There’s so much happening right now, and we know that many of those communities we represent are going to be hit the hardest by all of this. First and foremost, we’re sending warmth to all of you.

Like everybody, we’ve having to alter our plans for this year’s upcoming programme of work.

We are a small organisation with no core funding but we’ll try our best to maintain through this period and beyond, as we understand that many who can work still very much need to and once the dust settles, voices will need to be heard more than ever.

Things may change rapidly but whilst we can, we will.

MonologueSlam UK

All MonologueSlam events are currently on hold. If you have booked an audition for our Newcastle MonologueSlam, we and Northern Stage have taken the decision to postpone the auditions on 3rd and 4th April. As soon as we have a new date for the auditions, we will contact everyone who booked and invite them to rebook.

Currently the show is still planned for 5th June, but this a fast-moving situation and this may change.

WriterSlam UK

We and Audible have taken the decision to postpone the WriterSlam Finalists Workshop and the WriterSlam Final event which were planned for early May. We are hoping to move these events to early Autumn, depending on how the situation unfolds.

Rather than close submissions, (we think we could all do with a little something to occupy our spirits during this time…) we’ve decided to extend the submissions window for this opportunity. We were due to close submissions on 20 March, but the submissions will now remain open until a few weeks before the final. There is no need to resubmit if you have already submitted.

TriForce Short Film Festival

This year the TriForce Short Film Festival is planned for 28th November. We are working toward this event date and plan to open submissions as usual in April.

For more information please go to https://www.tfsff.com

Dandi Services

We are still getting people work and working to support the production companies and broadcasters that we work with during this difficult time. While production may have slowed down, do get in touch if you are working on development projects and I’m sure we can help with finding diverse, creative talent for you to work with – there’s lots of people who are happy to work from home!

If you’re crew or creative talent looking for work, create a free profile on the TCN Talent Pool. While there may be fewer jobs at present, as soon as production ramps up again we will be looking for lots of roles. https://thetcn.com/candidates/

This a fast-moving situation and plans may well change. We will keep you posted through our mailing list and social media as and when we know things. To make sure you remain informed, please sign up to our mailing list below:

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For now, look after yourselves, one another, and mentally and physically, stay safe.

Big Love

Minnie, Fraser and the TriForce Team.