house: Opportunities

Marketing Co-ordinator, house – d/l 4 July 2017

We are looking to appoint a new Marketing Coordinator. This role works across the whole network supporting both touring companies and venue marketing teams as well as leading on all audience development initiatives. We are looking for someone with 2 years experience in an arts role, with excellent communication skills and knowledge of the South East and/or touring sector.

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Assistant Producer, Writers Avenue – d/l 30 June 2017

WRITERS AVENUE is a new writing theatre company and a writers' development organisation led by Artistic Director & Producer, Sandra Thompson-Quartey. Writers Avenue is moving into The Courtyard Theatre, Hoxton, to take-over the programming management of the 150-seat theatre space long term. From 6th June 2017-7th October the venue will go through physical updates and we will kick off with a programme of vibrant festivals and exciting topical received new plays during that period.

We are looking for freelance assistant producers who can work up to 8-18 hours a week between Monday-Friday including occasional evenings starting as soon as possible throughout June.

The applicant needs to have a background in theatre and administration experience.


To support the producer in all aspect of producing and receiving shows at The Courtyard Theatre, Hoxton.

Duties include:

To lead on the key administration including creation of contact sheets, rehearsal schedules and other admin tasks.
To supporting casting-checking actor availability, creating audition schedules, responding to applications.
In consultation with the Producer lead availability checks for creatives and stage management teams required for productions.
To source and book rehearsal space as required and within budget allocation.
To manage complimentary tickets
Updating the website show pages
Promoting shows through social media
Proof reading marketing materials and content

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Acting & Performance, UCA – d/l 28 June 2017

Location: Farnham
Salary: £33,944 to £46,924 per annum
Closing Date: Wednesday 28 June 2017
Interview Date: Monday 10 July 2017
Reference: 17-AMCD367-0257-1
The School of Film, Media & Performing Arts is looking to appoint a lecturer to join BA (Hons) Acting & Performance. This course is designed for students to explore acting and performance for both the stage and screen as an integrated creative activity. The University introduced performing arts to its portfolio in 2015 alongside the University’s outstanding provision in Film Production, Animation Computer Games Arts and media courses and is delivered in association with the Farnham Maltings. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the course and help explore the synergies across the University.

The successful candidate will have extensive subject knowledge, relevant acting/directing experience and be able to deliver creatively to a diverse cohort. Candidates with a background in voice for acting and TV/film are encouraged.

For further information, please contact Ruth Torr, Course Leader, B.A. (Hons) Acting & Performance -

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On the Verge – A one-day conference on Learning Disability and the Main Stage – 04 July 2017

‘On The Verge’ will examine how to open up our main stages to Learning Disabled performers frankly and supportively through a dynamic and thought-provoking day of conversations, workshops and performances.

The conference brings together performers, directors, programmers and casting directors to create a platform for sharing best practice across arts organisations.

Confirmed speakers:

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
Erica Whyman, Deputy Artistic Director of the RSC.
Charlotte Bevan, Director of Creative Diversity, the National Theatre
Henry Normal, Writer and Comedian
Sarah Gordy, performer
Richard Hayhow and BecauseWeCanCanCan
Ben Pettit-Wade, Hijinx Theatre

Breakout sessions and other presentations:

Richard Newnham and Dan McGowan, Hijinx Theatre
Cian Binchy and Nick Llewellyn, Access all Areas
Freefall Dance Co, Birmingham Royal Ballet
Members of the Creative team for ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’
Birmingham Communication and Autism Team

Who is it for?

Artists with experience of living with Learning Disability
Professionals working in those contexts
Programmers interested in their diversity reach
Arts workers working in other Special Needs settings
Casting Directors
Bridge Organisations
Heads of Departments and managers from all areas of expertise, e.g. front of house, marketing, administration
Arts Policy makers and influencers.

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call for submissions, caravan showcase 2018 – d/l 20 July 2017

caravan is seeking proposals from professional, England-based theatre and performance artists and companies interested in showcasing their work to a group of international presenters, promoters and potential collaborators to Brighton in May 2018.

The caravan showcase presents a programme of the best new English performance to a selection of international promoters, festival organisers and presenters as part of the Brighton Festival. The ambition is to create the conditions for England’s theatre makers to develop international collaborations, tours and exchanges. In previous years companies have secured new commissions, toured to every part of the world and built new international partnerships.

Companies/artists that are selected will also receive one-to-one mentoring in the lead up to the showcase to ensure that they can make the most of any opportunities that arise as a result of their participation in the caravan 2018 showcase.

The caravan showcase will take place on 13-15 May 2018.

caravan is delivered by Farnham Maltings and Brighton Festival with the ambition of increasing the national and international profile of England’s artists.

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Charityfair, Directory of Social Change – 28-29 June 2017

DSC Charityfair 28-29 June

Fundraising, Management & leadership, Marketing & communications, Governance

Get the inspiration and expertise you need to continue making a real difference.

DSC Charityfair is a training event for voluntary organisations, taking place on 28-29 June in London. It consists of 18 learning lab training sessions, covering; fundraising, governance, leadership and marketing. Individual learning labs are just £55 for a 90 minute session, whilst an early bird day rate is £130 (consisting of 3 learning lab sessions and lunch).

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5-day Masterclass in the Czech Republic – 2-6 July 2017

A 5-day masterclass led by Alex Byrne and Kjell Moberg will take place between 2.- 6.July 2017. The masterclass will take place in Mšeno, a little town an hour outside of Prague, where we started our work in 2001.

In the same venue where the performances My Long Journey Home, Past Half Remembered and The End of Everything Ever were made we offer long working days, communal living and all the pleasures of the Czech countryside. This is raw, unique and a seldom visit to the core of our work.

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International Youth Arts Festival, Kingston

Now in it’s ninth year, the UK’s biggest open access multi-arts festival for performers aged under 27 features some of the best new work from talented rising stars from around the world.
The 10-day festival hosts around 200 events, including performances at Kingston’s famous Rose Theatre, ACT Theatre, and Market Square with free live music outdoor stage.
Events include: theatre, dance, comedy, music, visual art, spoken word, carnival procession, workshops, exhibitions and record fair.
Applications for 2017 are now closed. But highlights will include critically-acclaimed comedy blockbuster Police Cops, award-winning Young Folk musicians’ showcase, London Russian Ballet School and a multitude of quirky acts stopping off on the way to Edinburgh Fringe.
A £30 'Friends' wristband gives new drama enthusiasts 50% off up to 20 shows, as well as substantial food, bar and merchandise discounts. Email for info.

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Stepladder Award 2017, applications now open – d/l 26 June 2017

The award is open for companies with an established track record of producing work – either as part of a fringe festival or in a London fringe theatre or regional venue.

We welcome applications from companies with an established company who have worked together for several years and have mounted a minimum of two previous shows and are committed to developing their company and practice through mounting a first full tour over the next two years.

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AMA conference 2017: The Value of Everything – 25-27 July 2017

This year’s AMA conference will bring together 600+ arts, culture and heritage professionals in the historic city of Belfast.

AMA conference 2017 — The Value of Everything will consider relevant emerging ideas, current trends and existing practice. We have unlimited access to ideas about how we can build relationships with the public. But how do we decide what our audiences value the most?

AMA conference 2017 will help you adopt the best of the new and adapt the old to maximise your impact and grow your audiences. This is a chance to hear from a range of sector leaders, spark new ideas, learn from inspiring case studies and catch up with old friends and meet new ones. You’ll return to the office with a growing network and full of ideas to share with your team.

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Arts Course Directory, Arts Professional

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever” said Mahatma Gandhi.

It’s a great principle, and one that pays dividends for arts professionals. Which is why we’re relaunching our Conferences, Training & Events section to include a broader spread of learning opportunities.

As well as continuing to bring you news of professional development events aimed at helping you to unlock your talent, we have curated an online searchable database of relevant accredited courses being delivered by education providers in the UK and beyond.

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Up to £10,000 of extra funding for individual artists

Supporting a dynamic and captivating English arts scene

We want to discover England’s most exciting individual artists – artists who are bringing something to their local community or the people and communities around them.

With the support of the Arts Council England, we have £125,000 of extra funding to put towards crowdfunding projects run by individual artists.Do you have an artistic project or an idea that will benefit the people around you? If so, you could get up to £10,000 extra funding towards your crowdfunding project.


Supporting a dynamic and captivating English arts scene

We want to discover England’s most exciting individual artists - artists who are bringing something to their local community or the people and communities around them.

With the support of the Arts Council England, we have £125,000 of extra funding to put towards crowdfunding projects run by individual artists.Do you have an artistic project or an idea that will benefit the people around you? If so, you could get up to £10,000 extra funding towards your crowdfunding project.

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Business in the Community Diversity Benchmark

What is the Business in the Community Diversity Benchmark?
The Business in the Community Diversity Benchmark measures age, gender and race workplace diversity. The benchmark is a management tool to help organisations evaluate their performance, including peer comparisons, and inform evidence-based decision-making around workplace diversity.

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Progression: Artist Support, Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre

Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre are looking for emerging and early career artists to support through their Progression programme. Progression supports creative young people, as well as emerging and early career artists, to develop their skills, artistic practice and careers.

The project offers various forms of support, including space, mentoring, performance opportunities, producing and production support and general advice. There is no formal application procedure, but artists and companies should contact Chris Williams – – for an initial discussion. You are advised to send some information about your practice, what you are currently working on and what support you are looking for. This will help us to decide whether or not your work might be a good fit with the organisation, and if we are able to support you. We also recommend inviting us to see your work where possible.

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ITC Arts Training Timetable

These training courses are designed to provide you with the toolkit of essential skills and specialist knowledge needed to run a performing arts company successfully.

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