STEM Stage Skills Scholarship
This Scholarship program is proudly supported by Hydro Tasmania.
The STEM Stage Skills Scholarship program is designed to afford five recipients with an extended professional development opportunity at no cost (individual value $5,000). Recipients will receive high level training in stage and presentation skills and personal support to develop a thematic ‘stage show’ that will be performed at Festival of Bright Ideas in August 2022. It is expected that applicants will be scientists and other STEM professionals with an interest in science communication and communicating their work to public audiences.
Benefits to winners
- 30 hours of science communication professional development with one of Tasmania’s leading Directors, Maeve Mhairi MacGregor.
- The opportunity to present on the main stage at Festival of Bright Ideas 2022. Each recipient will complete the program with a fully developed 15-minute stage show.
- Intellectual Property (IP) rights over the creative output achieved throughout the program.
- Extensive marketing campaign for your work in the lead up to the Festival of Bright Ideas.
- Professional images and documentation at the conclusion of the program, which can be used for future funding opportunities.
- A ticket to attend the “Science Communication 101” workshop with Dr Karl on Monday 9th May, 2022.
Maeve Mhairi MacGregor bio
Maeve is a Tasmania-based theatre maker, and the former Artistic Director of Loud Mouth Theatre Co. and of the Tasmanian Theatre Company. Maeve holds a Masters of Cultural Leadership and a Bachelor of Performing Arts (Acting) both from NIDA, and in 2016 was a participant in Playwriting Australia's New Work Directors’ Studio development program. Maeve has worked extensively as a performer, director, producer, programmer, marketing and communications manager across festivals, theatre, circus, music and the corporate and private events sectors, and has been nominated for numerous Tasmanian Theatre Awards, winning the award for Most Outstanding Performance in 2019 for their portrayal of Kayleen in Gruesome Playground Injuries for the Tasmanian Theatre Company.
Download Maeve Mhairi MacGregor - CV
The STEM Stage Skills Scholarship recipients must attend the following commitments:
- Three full day group workshops with Maeve Mhairi MacGregor, with additional support from professional actors. Workshop I is scheduled for May 14, 9 – 5, 2022. Workshops II and III will take place in June and August (dates TBC).
- Six hours of one-on-one professional development with Maeve Mhairi MacGregor.
- Performance rehearsals: August 17 and 18, 2022 (times TBC).
- Five public performances on the main stage at Festival of Bright Ideas: August 19 and 20 (times TBC).