Opportunities at China Plate

Take a Bite 2021

  • Icon/Artist Copy 3 Created with Sketch. Midlands
  • Closing date: 10:00am, 28th June 2021

A detailed project document is available to download below.


We are looking for submissions from Midlands based artists or companies aged 18-23 years to showcase their work at the First Bite online micro-festival in September 2021. Take a Bite runs alongside our First Bite programme and champions the work of young creatives based in the Midlands.

You can apply to be part of Take a Bite if you are…

  • Aged 18-23 years
  • Based in the Midlands
  • Have a 3-5 minute piece of work in a digital format (e.g., video, audio file, etc) that you can submit as part of your application

Three selected artists or companies/groups will each receive:

  • A £150 fee
  • A slot in our First Bite online micro-festival
  • Feedback on their work from audiences and industry professionals.

Click here for more information about our First Bite and Bite Size festivals.

Deadline for applications: 10am – Monday 28th June 2021.

Presented by China Plate and Warwick Arts Centre.
Commissioned by Attenborough Arts Centre, In Good Company and Midlands Arts Centre.
Supported by Camden People’s Theatre.

How to apply

Before applying, please read the detailed project information document carefully (Available to download from the Opportunity post here) and remember that those applying must be 18-23 years and based in the Midlands.

If you have any other queries regarding the application process, please contact us at info@chinaplatetheatre.com.

Completing your application form

You can submit your application for Take a Bite using one of the options below:

Click here for the online application form
Download the application form here, or write the application into an email, and send it directly to info@chinaplatetheatre.com

You can provide video / voice files or filmed BSL for certain sections of the application form, if preferable – please make a note of this in the relevant sections. If you would prefer to submit a video / voice file or filmed BSL for the entire application, please contact us before applying so that we can ensure that all of your files are received.

Submitting your application

You can submit your application via the online application form.

If submitting via email, write TAKE A BITE APPLICATION / your name or your company name in the subject line. Remember to include your equal opportunities form along with your application.

How to send files

All files, including the work that you are submitting, can be uploaded via the online application form.

If you are applying by email, files should be sent via a file sharing site (eg. WeTransfer, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc).


Deadline for applications is 10am – Monday 28th June 2021.

Successful applicants will be notified on email by Friday 16th July 2021