Liverpool’s Royal Court – with support from Shakespeare North Playhouse and Curious Minds – is launching its Mentor Creatives programme to help develop and nurture Global Majority creatives working right across the artistic sector.

We are looking for ambitious and determined individuals from within the artistic community – be they writers, directors, actors or designers – so that our mentors can help them take their careers and professional development to the next level.

You might be a newly graduated student, or perhaps you’re looking for a mid-career boost. Whatever stage you are at, if you have a hunger to grow and make the most of mentorship, we want to hear from you.

One-on-One Mentorship Engage in regular, focused sessions with your mentor, receiving individualized attention and advice tailored to your specific needs.

Goal Setting and Achievement Work with your mentor to set realistic and attainable goals, and develop
a strategic plan to achieve them

Skill Development Gain new skills and knowledge through expert guidance, enhancing your
competencies and making you more competitive in your field.

Regular Networking Opportunities Expand your professional network by connecting with other mentees, mentors and mentees who have been through the process already, opening doors to new opportunities and collaborations.

Continuous Support Benefit from ongoing support and encouragement, ensuring you stay motivated and on track to achieve your aspirations during and after the programme ends.

Recruitment will take place throughout August and the programme will begin in September 2024 and run until July 2025.

Are you someone who has the desire to pursue a career in set design and is of a background underrepresented at the Donmar and the wider theatre industry? We define this as artists who experience barriers to work and training due to ethnicity, gender, low economic background and/or identify as D/deaf, disabled or neurodiverse.

The Assistant Set Designer role is an opportunity to contribute to, and gain insight into, a professional production process and develop your skills and artistic voice, by assisting the Set Designer Miriam Buether, to realise the set design for THE FEAR OF 13.

Calling all emerging artists aged 16 - 25!

If you're eager to find your footing as a creative freelancer but need some support navigating your first steps into freelancing life, Creative Futures Commission Programme Sep - Dec 2024 is the opportunity for you.

As a Creative Futures artist you'll receive:

For artists from all creative disciplines. We are particularly eager to hear from artists who work with sound & music.

Artists will receive 8hrs of creative space every Tues. We ask artists who are considering applying to ensure they can be available on Tues throughout Sep - Dec 2024. 

Are you someone who has the desire to pursue a career in lighting design and is of a background underrepresented at the Donmar and the wider theatre industry? We define this as artists who experience barriers to work and training due to ethnicity, gender, low economic background and/or identify as D/deaf, disabled or neurodiverse.

The Assistant Lighting Designer role is an opportunity to contribute to, and gain insight into, a professional production process and develop your skills and artistic voice, by assisting the Lighting Designer Jon Clark, to realise the lighting design for THE FEAR OF 13.

This role provides an exciting opportunity for an aspiring producer to gain experience across artist development, producing & touring, and marketing in dance. 

The Place, London’s creative powerhouse for dance development, has been leading the way in dance training, creation and performance for over 50 years. In a changing landscape, their mission for the future remains steadfast: they are powering imagination through dance, championing new ideas, embracing risks and creating optimal conditions for dance artists and enthusiasts to realise their full potential.

The Producing and Marketing Trainee will be part of the team at The Place which supports artists to develop their practice and realise their ideas.

Throughout this traineeship, the successful Trainee will learn the necessary skills to be a confident arts producer, working with artists and expert producers in their field to grow and start their career journey. The trainee will also learn valuable marketing skills.

This is a brilliant entry point into a creative arts career for an intern seeking insight into the general management of a charity-run venue.

Punchdrunk Enrichment (PDE) is a charity creating transformational theatrical experiences for education, community, and family audiences. The charity devises immersive productions and projects that have a powerful impact by placing people at the heart of an unforgettable journey. 

The Company Intern will act as a first point of contact for PDE guests, suppliers and couriers; arranging company-wide meetings, events, travel, and being involved in working groups. The Intern will also be involved with HR and recruitment, data management and general management of the venue.

Alongside these administrative and logistical tasks, the intern will assist PDE producers with delivering work for schools and other audiences. This would include helping deliver Punchdrunk Enrichmnet’s ‘Immersive Learning Festival’ in November 2024.

Come Platform Me is our programme set up to support people from marginalised backgrounds to further their careers in the live music industry.


We're super excited to be running our Introduction to Sound programme again in 2024, in partnership with Hyde Park Book Club and Eiger Studios.

We're looking for individuals from any marginalised backgrounds* to join our 2024 cohort of sound engineers. If you're interested in studio or live sound engineering, want to learn more about this part of the industry, then we want to hear from you!

Through this programme you will:

Workshop day with 2 free workshops. Come to one or come to both!

Fair Access is excited to invite you to our Big Sing and Big Street Dance Day, here at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Based at the Wallace Studios for the day, you can attend one or both of the workshops that are supportive sessions open to beginners.

Big Street Dance
10:30am – 12:30pm, Room RS3
Join Adam McMillan of THREE60 for an introductory workshop in Street Dance.

Adam is a Scottish dance artist who has developed a unique style. He mixes Hip-Hop with a touch of contemporary-inspired movements. Adam’s mission is focused on sharing Hip-Hop culture authentically and passionately.

Big Sing
1pm – 3pm, Room RS3
Join Anna Ghazal in the afternoon to experience the joy of singing together.
Anna is a community choir leader who conducts choirs in Glasgow, including the RSNO Workplace and Buggy Choirs. As the Creative Learning Producer at the National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCOS), she focuses on making music accessible and inclusive.

Live in West London and interested in film, technology, and storytelling?

The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA) are looking for young people aged 16 – 21 who live in West London to take part in a free one week Summer School in August, taking place at LAMDA. 

Led by Framesync, the cohort will take part in practical sessions, exploring LAMDA’s LED Volume, how to build 3D environments, camera technique and operation, lighting for film and stage managing a Virtual Production set. After a series of masterclasses, our cohort will work together to create and operate a short project, filmed in the Virtual Production Studio. The final product will then be edited by the team at LAMDA, and given to participants at the end of the project! No previous experience in Film, Technical Production or Theatre is required to take part, just an interest in learning more about technology and virtual production.

NOVA is a seed commission for writers of South Asian heritage or connections offered by Tara Theatre to submit and explore ideas inspired by the themes of Tara Theatre’s future seasons.  

Themes for our future seasons include:

Climate Emergency  

War and Protest  

Automation  

If you have a piece of work that sits outside these themes but you believe to be politically activated, please feel free to submit. 

What is our offer?

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