An update from Craig, our Artist Development Producer:

Hello there!

I hope you’re all keeping well in these trying times.

Thank you to everyone who applied during our Spring Ideas Submission window. Due to the ongoing situation, and because most of our employees are currently furloughed, we’ve taken the decision to hold these applications over to the Autumn. As soon as we have more news about how this will work, we’ll update these pages. Thank you for your patience.

In the meantime, here are a few links you might find useful and interesting over the coming weeks:

The East Meets West Hub

At the very heart of the East Meets West network is your new community hub. It’s an online space (away from the distractions of other social media platforms) where you can meet and share knowledge with others working in the Midlands’ independent theatre sector. Whether you’re an administrator, composer, designer, director, dramaturg, evaluator, facilitator, funder or fundraiser, general manager, marketer, musician, performer, producer, production or stage manager, programmer, technician, theatre-maker, writer… or anyone else who helps to get independent theatre in front of audiences, this hub is yours. For more information, and to request to join, click here

In Good Company – Peer-led space sharing ways to support each other

Shows you can watch online for free for inspiration if nothing else

Nest Virtual Residency Programme – Talking Birds

Outbreaks of Kindness opportunities – Talking Birds

The Rollercoaster of Change

For Actors looking for an agent

For writers

Online Yoga courses

BBC UK Festival of Arts

Arts Council – Advice/relaxing deadlines

Look after yourselves and each other.

All the very best,