July news from house

Welcome to the July edition of the house newsletter.

This month we celebrate collaboration, with the announcement of the first cohort of greenhouse projects, emerging artist opportunities with ‘no strings attached’, and the discussion around venue networks on our website. 

greenhouse commissions 

greenhouse has invested over £50,000 in no fewer than ten new partnerships between venues and theatre makers in the South East and East of England with awards of £3000-£8000. Funded by Arts Council England and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, these exciting new partnerships include:

  • Brighton’s Marlborough Theatre hooking up theatre duo Mars.tarrab with the local roller derby team as the starting point for a new piece
  • GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN and Colchester Arts Centre  engaging ‘grey radicals’ through a project with celebrated performers Bette Bourne and Paul Shaw
  • Root Theatre bringing an emerging writer back to her home town of Gillingham to explore ideas for a new play about the town with the support of new venue LV21

greenhouse is also working with SHPLive.TV to explore new ways for theatre makers to engage audiences online.

You can find information about all the greenhouse projects in the greenhouse section of our website

no strings attached

no strings attached is a grant scheme delivered by Farnham Maltings to help young people make their first piece of theatre. Grants of between £500 and £1000 are available to young people from across the south east region. The grant is for anyone aged between 18 and 25 who hasn’t previously received a grant for the arts. This year, in partnership with Unlimited, Farnham Maltings are also offering a specific no strings attached grant to ensure young disabled artists are supported.

Applicants can apply as an individual or as part of a group. Should you be successful you will also be paired with a professional mentor. If your project is suitable you will be invited to present your idea to a panel of arts professionals and young people on 22 October 2014.

For more information please see the Farnham Maltings website.

house online

The house website is a space for debate and sharing opportunities across the industry. If you would like to share your opinion on touring on the house website, please get in touch with Sarah.

This month’s online updates include:



  • BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship at Camden People’s Theatre
  • Designer opportunity with Rhum and Clay Theatre Company
  • Agent for change at New Wolsey Theatre
Have a great July,

Best wishes,

house team