Oldham Coliseum Theatre – Associate Company or Artist for 2019-20.

The Coliseum is committed to developing artists and companies across the North West.  Associate Artists have access to individually tailored experiences to support their development and strengthen their networks. They are looking for an Associate Company or Artist to work with us September 2019- September 2020.

Associate Companies/Artists are embedded in the Coliseum company, giving them access to valuable development opportunities including: administrative and technical support, one to ones with staff, office and development space, performance and networking opportunities.  The chosen Company or Artist will be mentored by Acting Artistic Director Chris Lawson, current Associate Company Fine Comb Theatre and staff relevant to their areas of interest who will support them to produce a development plan for their time as associates and beyond.



  • They encourage applications from underrepresented Artists with a connection to/strong knowledge of the community/region.
  • The Company or Artist chosen from this call out will be paid per project plus support in kind and funding to support the development of their own practice.
  • Associate Companies work closely with the Coliseum to develop new audiences and provide critical feedback for other Coliseum productions. They are a part of a peer-to-peer support network and act as mentors for aspiring creatives working with the theatre.
  • Associates are supported to try new forms and produce new work across the building and site specific locations.
  • This engagement is for a twelve month period.

Who you are

They are looking for an early career company or performance artist with strong links to the North West, and preferably Oldham in particular.

You will:

  • be a company or individual making work in a broad performance context including but not limited to: theatre, digital, site specific, circus, dance/ movement, spoken word
  • be making work in the North West;
  • understand the theatre and their programme and be dedicated to working with them
  • be an excellent collaborator;
  • be committed to developing your practice further;
  • be dedicated to inclusive practice which reflects the artistic vision of the Coliseum;
  • be motivated to explore new ideas and forms.



Tuesday 27 August at 9am

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 2 September




Published on:
12 Aug 2019


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