The New Vic Theatre is offering three companies the opportunity to be an Associate Artist at the theatre-in-the-round for one year from September 2021, as part of Kiln Associates, their artist development scheme. The successful candidates will each receive an investment of £5,000 from the theatre as part of the scheme, to help support the artists develop ideas and practice across the course of the year.
Designed to nurture the development of independent companies with the aim of building a richer and more dynamic arts sector locally and nationally, the New Vic are inviting companies to apply for the scheme who feel that they can both benefit from, and actively contribute to, a relationship with the New Vic and the creative ecology in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. Open to local, regional and national companies, successful applicants will have access to development space within the theatre building during the year, advice and support from New Vic staff and opportunities to observe work/rehearsals at the theatre, in addition to the investment of £5,000 for each company.
They are looking for companies who:
- are working in performance (including but not limited to theatre, circus, dance, outdoor arts, live art, music, opera…)
- are making exciting, innovative work that has the potential to engage communities
- are at a place in their development where being part of the Kiln programme will make a meaningful difference to their work, company and/or practice
- feel that they can both benefit from, and actively contribute to, a relationship with the New Vic and the creative ecology in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
The Associateship is not intended to support only a single artist. Unfortunately we are not able to support applicants who are currently in undergraduate or full-time postgraduate education and/or who have less than one year of professional experience.
10am on Monday 17 May 2021