Experience Opportunity

Creative Associates Programme

Jermyn Street Theatre’s Creative Associates programme seeks to transform the careers of a small group of early-career, underrepresented theatre freelancers. It is a development scheme for ten emerging artists from a writing, directing, design or producing background, designed to shape and strengthen their artistic voice and launch them into the industry. All ten will come from underrepresented backgrounds, will love great writing for the stage, and ill show a commitment to creating / producing their own work.

You could apply as:

– A pair of creative collaborators, with a project you’d like to develop and perform in our 2022 Footprints Festival.

– A company/collective, with projects in development and a pitch for our 2022 Footprints Festival.

– A specialist creative seeking an artistic base for 2022.

Deadline: Friday 4 February, 5.00pm

Our Creative Associates are emerging/early-career professional theatremakers from underrepresented backgrounds.

Applicants should prove commitment to their craft through evidence of previous work and/or training. We are keen to hear from artists who have entered the industry during this difficult time, and who can articulate how this opportunity will help them now and in the future. There is no age limit. People may begin a career at any time of life.

We are open to those switching disciplines (for example: performers who are starting to direct or produce). We are not accepting applications from people currently in full-time training.

Our priority is to support theatremakers who proactively create work or try to create opportunities to make work happen, whether by pitching or producing or both.

We will support pairs/partnerships of creatives, plus small-scale emerging companies/collectives, and some specialist creatives (e.g. designers).

We are looking for Creative Associates from backgrounds underrepresented in London theatre. This might include: disability; socioeconomic; class; migrant status; ethnicity; religion and belief; gender; sexuality; geography.