house: Opportunities

Wanted: live literature for rural touring! – d/l 8 September 2017

For the INN CROWD pub touring project

INN CROWD is seeking artists and companies to perform and tour live literature work across its rural pub network in South East and East of England.

INN CROWD is a programme of high quality live literature performances touring in rural locations between now and 2019. Intended to help reinforce pubs as central to rural community life by bringing exceptional cultural experiences to new audiences, the Inn Crowd is seeking new and adaptable work that falls into the broad category of live literature and that speaks to our audiences and venue producers.

Click the button below to learn more about the scheme and read full application details.

Deadline: Friday 8 September 2017

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Meet the Arts Council at Edinburgh Festival – 23 August 2017

Are you heading to Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year? Would you like to discuss new ideas about making and touring work?

Arts Council England is offering 20 minute 1-2-1 Grants for the Arts surgery sessions for artists that are based in London or the South East to discuss their project plans. Relationship Managers will be available from 10am – 12pm on Wednesday 23rd August at the Brooke’s Bar, Pleasance Dome.

To request a slot, send an email to, with ‘Fringe surgery’ in the subject line, including your name, company name, region (London/SE), and any time preference, by midday 17th August.

Are you heading to Edinburgh Fringe and Festival this year? Would you like to discuss new ideas about making and touring work?

Arts Council England is offering 20 minute 1-2-1 Grants for the Arts surgery sessions for artists that are based in London or the South East to discuss their project plans. Relationship Managers will be available from 10am – 12pm on Wednesday 23rd August at the Brooke’s Bar, Pleasance Dome.

To request a slot, send an email to, with 'Fringe surgery' in the subject line, including your name, company name, region (London/SE), and any time preference, by midday 17th August.

house venue network day: The Wisdom of Being Bold – 19 September 2017

The next house venue network day is focused on the constant challenge of ensuring the organisations we lead are as resilient as possible. Featuring a keynote by Dr Jonathan Gross of Kings College London, whose recent report Towards Cultural Democracy: Promoting Cultural Capabilities for Everyone touched on this theme, the day will also offer the opportunity for house members to share and discover ways in which they are currently addressing this challenge creatively.

From utilising buildings, to encouraging new audiences through site specific work, the day will explore the different ways in which your peers are working with and developing their communities, connecting different types of cultural creativity, and creating resilience and sustainability.

There will also be the opportunity to hear about house’s plans for 2018-22 and give your feedback.

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Marketing Assistant, Anvil Arts – d/l 23 August 2017

Anvil Arts is the largest performing arts organisation in Hampshire. With one of the best acoustics in the country and a recent 95% audience satisfaction rating, its wide-ranging programme across three venues encompasses everything from international orchestras to youth theatre.

Marketing Assistant

We are seeking an assistant to join our busy marketing team to help with all aspects of marketing and customer relations.

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Assistant Producer (Freelance), Access All Areas – d/l 18 August 2017

Access All Areas is seeking an Assistant Producer (Freelance) to assist the Executive Producer and the wider team in the successful delivery of “MADHOUSE re:exit” and on artist development projects as required.

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Unlimited International Arts Placement – d/l 25 September 2017

Unlimited is an arts commissioning programme that aims to embed exceptional work by disabled artists within the UK and international cultural sectors, reach new audiences, and shift perceptions of disabled people. It is delivered in partnership by Shape Arts and Artsadmin, with funding from Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales, British Council and Spirit of 2012.

In partnership with the British Council, Unlimited is offering a professional development placement for a disabled person who is based outside of the UK and is working (or beginning to work) as an arts producer, curator or arts administrator.

This International Placement aims to support the next generation of arts leaders and is a unique opportunity, offering a hands-on experience of the delivery of the Unlimited programme.

The placement is for 10 weeks, with approximately 6 weeks based in the UK, joining the Unlimited team in the delivery of various activities at Unlimited festivals in London and Glasgow.

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Call for Proposals, Emergency 2017, Manchester – 30 September 2017

Artists working in live art and contemporary performance are invited to submit proposals of short pieces of work, works in progress or extracts of longer works for inclusion in this event. Proposals are also encouraged for durational, one to one and limited capacity work; performance installation and intervention-based works in and around the spaces.

Emergency is:
• a free, public micro-festival + open submission platform;
• an opportunity for artists to meet, show and peer-review work;

• a selection event for a number of small Works Ahead commissions to be developed + supported by hÅb.

Work can be in any relevant artform/medium, though some live presence is desirable. Show-type work should be 20 minutes max in duration, low tech and suitable for quick turnarounds, self-supporting in terms of props/set/equipment and specialised technology.

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MoCapLAB: Explore realtime motion capture on stage.

How can you use real-time motion capture technology to re-imagine what's possible on stage?

The Old Market, working in partnership with New Theatre Royal Portsmouth and The School of Creative Technologies at Portsmouth University, are offering theatre companies some funded time to explore the tech and, hopefully, start to imagine what can be possible. Our ambition is to allow creative teams time to play and think big about what this technology can facilitate.

This is a space to explore emerging technology without the stress of production cycles - consider it more early stage R&D or proof of concept. What might this character need to be able to do? How could we animate non-humanoid characters or emotions on stage? How can we creatively explore the relationship between a live actor and one performing through avatar?

11-15 Sept.
For established small / midscale theatre companies.
Fully funded opportunity (1wk x residency, technical support, expenses)

Full details on our blog. Deadline for application is 11 August.

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International General Manager, Punchdrunk – d/l 18 August 2017

Punchdrunk International is seeking a talented and experienced International General Manager (IGM)
 to oversee the successful ongoing management, maintenance and development of its production of Sleep No More in Shanghai.

Sleep No More, co-produced by Punchdrunk International and SMG Live, has found huge success in Shanghai since its opening in December 2016, breaking box office records in becoming one of the fastest selling theatre productions ever in China and is now the third longest running show in Shanghai theatre history.

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General Manager, Belgrade Coventry – d/l 15 August 2017

The Belgrade Theatre Coventry is looking to appoint a General Manager. The post holder will work alongside the Associate Director to provide effective strategic management and day to day financial and operational management of the Belgrade Theatre’s participation and talent development programmes to enable the Theatre to fulfil its vision.

The post leads the Theatre’s apprenticeship, internship and placement schemes and will also offer Administrative Producer support to the Executive Director for some of the Theatre’s professional productions.

For the right candidate, this post could also embrace general management for the Theatre itself, specifically with regards to HR processes, and deputising for the Executive Director on appropriate projects.

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Dance Creates | a conference exploring young people’s voice in dance choreography and performance – 26 October 2017

A northern conference for anyone interested or involved in dance for young people, exploring young people’s voice in dance choreography and performance.

Featuring Channel 4’s Random Acts North, One Dance UK, National Youth Dance Company, Vincent Dance Theatre

+ international guests Dirk De Lathauwer (Fabuleus), Michael Keegan-Dolan (Artistic Director, TeacDamsa (formerly Fabulous Beast) & Guest Artistic Director, National Youth Dance Company 2015-16) and more…

Hear directly from young people
Watch new work
Refresh your practice

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Arts Council England Funding Seminar – 14 September 2017

Free funding seminar for arts organisations and individuals who are interested in applying for funding from Arts Council England.
Lisa Elmer, Relationship Manager, Children, Young People and Learning and Natalie Phillips Relationship Manager, Engagement and Audiences, will give a presentation on Arts Council England funding streams, including Grants for the Arts and strategic funds, followed by a question and answer session. Norfolk Arts Forum will also provide information on the funding available for arts projects from Norfolk County Council.
The deadline for registration is 4 September 2017. Please note that places are limited so early booking is advised.
This event is organised in partnership with Arts Council England: South East, Norfolk Arts Forum (Norfolk County Council) and King’s Lynn Alive Corn Exchange.

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Technical Manager

£26,000 – pro rata or 0.6 full time equivalent = £15,600.

Arts at the Old Fire Station is seeking an experienced Technical Manager to join our growing Arts Centre in the heart of Oxford. Hosting over 300 shows per year as well as our own productions, we support early to mid career artists, as well as welcoming established small scale touring. Sharing our building with Crisis Skylight Oxford, we work with our partners to create inclusive public spaces. If you have a professional and approachable manner, brilliant technical and project management skills, and would like to work with a small friendly team please see our website for further details.

Arts at the Old Fire Station values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Visit for more information.

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Residential course: Essentials of Marketing, UK Theatre – 12-17 November 2017

UK Theatre’s flagship marketing and management residential courses return this November, at Waddow Hall in Clitheroe, a 17th Century manor house overlooking the River Ribble and set in 178 acres of enchanting Lancashire countryside.

This is one of two residential courses: Essentials of Marketing and Effective Management & Leadership.

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London Devised Theatre Intensive – 15-17 October 2017

We invite theatre makers from all disciplines, backgrounds and countries to take part in a two week workshop in London this October. We envision this year’s workshop as the launch of an annual programme that will take place in cities around the world. The aim of the Devised Theatre Intensive is to inspire theatre makers, raise the profile of devised theatre, and foster international connections.

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