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Groundwork Pro - Up coming events

Groundwork Pro have an upcoming series of three discussion events open to all. We'd love to have your voice there if you are around and we're also hoping you could share the info:

Representation of the People: Act

100yrs since women first achieved the right to vote and equal suffrage was achieved for men: Where are we now?

This series of discussions/events will celebrate, continue conversations around gender…

Added by Simon Coates on January 15, 2018 at 13:05 — No Comments


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IT'S ALL GOING ON - Residencies, Labs, Directors, Producers - Creative Development at NTW

Since starting at NTW, back in 2013, I've been talking to artists about the ways they want to make new work. Of course, there were differences in…


Added by Simon Coates on December 15, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

ARTIST CALLOUT - Season for Change

(Posted on behalf of Season for Change...)

'In addition to all the events across the country in 2018 we are expecting to commission an inspiring national project which will happen on a single day in autumn 2018. We are looking for a creative, playful idea that will stimulate conversations about our…


Added by Simon Coates on July 18, 2017 at 16:06 — No Comments

NEW ART NEW AUDIENCES 2017 - British Council Call Out

The British Council are looking for applications to be involved in NEW ART NEW AUDIENCES 2017 (nAnA).

nAnA is an annual (open call) grant for 18 to 35-year-old East African and British artists, arts organisations, and art collectives, to create new art…


Added by Simon Coates on July 4, 2017 at 15:54 — No Comments

Laboratory Associate Director - recruitment at Nuffield Southampton Theatres

To support the growth of the company, Nuffield is now recruiting for a Laboratory Associate Director.

Launched in 2015, the Laboratory Associate scheme provides an opportunity for early-career* creatives to undertake a one-year attachment, developing skills, creating a collaborative project and acting as artistic members of the Laboratory team.


Over the course of the year, the Laboratory Associate Director will assist a lead Director on two NST…


Added by Simon Coates on June 30, 2017 at 16:53 — No Comments

Artists, Creatives, Designers of the South Asian diaspora - introducing ‘Sisters’!

(Sgrôliwch i lawr i weld hwn yn Gymraeg)

We are looking to connect with female performers, artists, creatives and designers whose cultural roots and histories are intrinsically linked and connected to the Indian Sub-continent to help us with an initial phase of research into  ‘Sisters’, a brand new collaborative project between NTW and Junoon Theatre in…


Added by Simon Coates on May 18, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

Be our next Emerging Director!

Pictured: Evie Manning, Rachel Trezise, Rhiannon White.

Source: Dimitris Legakis

The Emerging Director position is an opportunity for artists interested in working closely…


Added by Simon Coates on May 15, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

We are looking for an Community Engagement Associate to work with us on 'Sisters'!

(Sgrôliwch i lawr i weld hwn yn Gymraeg)

Community Engagement Associate - 'Sisters'


Job Description:

National Theatre Wales are seeking an individual with experience of community engagement within an arts context to support all areas of our outreach work for ‘Sisters’, a new collaborative project between National Theatre Wales and Junoon Theatre (Mumbai).


The Community Engagement Associate will work…


Added by Simon Coates on May 12, 2017 at 16:00 — No Comments

10 reasons to apply…Artists' Playground

With less than three whole days before we close Artists’ Playground to applications, I thought it was about time I told you my top 10 reasons to apply……


Added by Simon Coates on March 29, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

EPIC Commissions! - Artangle Everywhere

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Artangel Everywhere

Artangel Everywhere is an open call for new ideas.

Over the past two decades, through a number of open calls, Artangel has invited UK-based artists to share ambitious ideas to transform the cultural landscape. The resulting commissions have been ground-breaking works in performance, film, installation, and radio, each situated in an unexpected…


Added by Simon Coates on March 6, 2017 at 12:21 — No Comments

ARTIST CALL: International performance residency

11 – 22 September 2017

HWACHEON, South Korea


After well over a year in planning, I’m super excited to be able to announce a call for artists to join us on our first international artist development residency –…


Added by Simon Coates on March 1, 2017 at 12:00 — 3 Comments

Theatre Bristol: What Works Wales?

A message from our friend at Theatre Bristol:
'Theatre Bristol has been commissioned by the Arts Council of Wales to research and report on how shared producing resources in Wales could give everyone a better deal. We may have already spoken to you at the Creative Gathering or at meetings in Cardiff, Swansea, Snowdonia National Park and Carmarthen but there may be more you want to say - and we'd love to hear any additional thoughts.
If we have not managed to meet you…

Added by Simon Coates on December 12, 2016 at 22:00 — No Comments


For applicants

The JMK Young Director Award 2017

Applications for the JMK Award 2017 will be accepted between Wednesday 28th December 2016 and 12 noon on Monday 9th January 2017.

For the JMK Award 2017 applicants were asked to choose from a new list of plays. To request a copy of the list please email


• Must…


Added by Simon Coates on November 16, 2016 at 10:37 — No Comments

How much does it cost to get a job in the Arts?

The Jerwood Foundation are trying to find out how much it costs to get started in the arts and creative sector, looking at the past 10 years.

They've put together a super short and simple questionnaire (it to me literally 1 min) -

Added by Simon Coates on October 4, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments

Creative Scene are on the for a Director...THE RUCK

The Ruck


The Play


The Ruck is a new play written by award-winning playwright Kevin Fegan, Based on the real life story of the Batley Bulldogs Rugby League Girls Team and their Tour to the Gold Coast in October 2015; the first British  female rugby team to tour  in Australia.


From the Golden Mile to The Gold…


Added by Simon Coates on September 1, 2016 at 15:58 — No Comments

Huddles: tell us what you think about the arts-business skills development of freelance artists

Some time ago now we started to pilot a new programme of works, funded by the Arts Council of Wales, which looked to support the development of key skills, necessary to help artists have a full and sustained freelance career. These were skills that artists asked me about a lot - marketing,…


Added by Simon Coates on April 22, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

All Tomorrow's Theatre - a discussion on artist development

Join us to discuss the future of 'artist…


Added by Simon Coates on April 21, 2016 at 11:06 — No Comments

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