We recently received Tom Creed for a Creative Visit in our Castle Arcade offices.
Tom is Associate Director of Rough Magic, co-founder and Joint Artistic Director of Playgroup, Theatre and Dance Curator of Kilkenny Arts Festival and board member of the Dublin Fringe Festival.
He showed us his varied and prolific work and also talked to us about Seeds programme
, an Arts Council, Aib and Rough Magic initiative to develop, find, enable, encourage and stage the work of new theatre talents (director, designer, writer, stage manager).
The development programme takes place over two years and includes assisting opportunities, international experience with leading companies and theatres, constant mentoring by established and highly experienced practitioners, and the possibility for the participants to showcase their work.
We are looking into different type of theatre talents’ development schemes at National Theatre Wales to inspire our future policy and have admired Seeds’focus on mentoring as the possibility to talk to an experienced artist who has followed the evolution of your work is crucial in someone’s career (and life)
We wondered what you thought of it and what kind of Theatre talents' development programme you would like National Theatre Wales to explore?