Funding Opportunity

On the Run Mentoring Scheme

Are you an early-career artist making an autobiographical show?

Do you have a great idea, but are struggling to develop it without structure and a deadline?

Want to receive 121 support from an award-winning theatre company AND get paid for your time?

Then we want to hear from you!

On The Run, makers of Edinburgh hit 'So It Goes' (5*s Times) and Everything I Didn’t Say (4*s The List) are delivering a pilot Mentoring Scheme, giving two theatre-makers the chance to explore their creative practice and develop a network.

How will it work?

Two successful artists will receive:

6 Mentoring sessions online over 6 months

1 Rehearsal day in London/Bristol

1 advice session with Shoreditch Town Hall

1 advice session with Oxford Playhouse

Mentees will be able to use their mentoring sessions as they choose. This could be, but is not limited to: feedback on writing, story development, creative development, fundraising application support, industry advice & career progression. We aim to be responsive to artists' ever-changing needs and will make every effort to be adaptable. We imagine that these sessions will give a much needed deadline/structure to help artists progress their work.

There is a fee of £470, which includes:

• Materials budget of £100

• 6 mentoring sessions @ £40 per session

• 1 day rehearsal @ £130

• The scheme is aimed at early-career artists, something we define as an artist or company making their first or second professional show.

• The show itself must be autobiographical or have a strong autobiographical influence.

• Successful candidates must be able to commit to 6 online sessions over 6 months and 1 days rehearsal in London or Bristol.

• We particularly encourage applications from artists with protected characteristics.

• Artists can be based anywhere in the UK.