Artists Programme

Do you have an idea for a creative project you’d like to get off the ground? Perhaps you’re an individual artist looking for some collaborators, or an early career company looking to make your next show a reality.

The Artist programme is a toolkit comprising weekly creative play spaces, workshops on self-producing, and masterclasses led by Devon-based companies to give you the foundation you need to help your creative idea come to life.

It’s a six month long programme of workshops, masterclasses and mentoring, delivered by members of the Northcott Theatre team and other established industry professionals, and designed to give artists and makers based in Devon the chance to develop new collaborations and create and present new work in Exeter.

This programme will run from February to July 2021.

The programme costs £50 but there are some free places available, and a limited number of bursaries to support travel and other costs – complete the appropriate section of the application form linked below if this support might make it possible for you to take part.

Theatre cast member in a dark setting with a focused lighting spotlight on them

How To Get Involved

Applicants must be Devon-based and aged 18+ years.

Please note that this is a professional development opportunity, so we’re looking for people who have some professional-level experience within their chosen discipline and are set on developing a career as an artist/maker within the performing arts. However we’re leaving it up to you to define what ‘Early Career’ means and there is no upper age limit. You might currently be unemployed. You might have just completed a vocational training or graduated from University. You might already be employed but looking to develop your career in a new direction.

As part of our commitment to addressing historic under-representation of certain groups within the arts, we positively welcome applications from people of African and Caribbean heritage, people of South Asian, East Asian and South East Asian Heritage, D/deaf and disabled people, LGBTQ+ people and those experiencing barriers due to their socio-economic background. We also guarantee to interview any suitably qualified d/Deaf and/or disabled artists.

Applications for 2021 have now closed.

Please feel free to get in touch with Helen Bovey for an informal chat about the programme,

Email Helen