The PAS Network is a free membership scheme, new for 2021, for any emerging or established artists whose practice aligns with our work. It will launch formally in mid November of 2021 and will offer artists frequent updates about opportunities within and beyond Puppet Animation Scotland, invitations to works in progress, sharings and events, exclusive ticket deals and access to resources. It gives us the opportunity to formalise the informal network of artists that we have maintained for many years and makes it clearer for new artists how they can access information. We intend to develop an online social group or message board to allow practitioners to connect with one another and share resources and ideas. Members of the network will also be able to access the opportunities below.
Subject to the ongoing restrictions in place as a result of the pandemic, we are launching a new quarterly social event for PAS Network artists to exchange ideas and make new connections, as well as to meet socially. To add value to these events, each will be built around another opportunity, for example, to meet the Artistic Director of a venue and hear about their programming remit, to attend a show, have a backstage tour or watch an R&D. They will be in different locations each month, with the first taking place in early 2022. Look out for announcements in the new year about the first event!