artist development

We love to help artists learn new skills and develop their creative practice.

Alongside all of our workshops, heritage & learning projects, and Young Actor and Adult groups, we currently run three strands of artist development/career progression activity.


With/By/For is our partnership project programme.

Warts and All creates a meaningful partnership with 1-2 artists every year to support a development opportunity which takes their work to the next level.

This might be to produce a piece of work for them, host a workshop or period of Research and Development or support them in applying for funding to realise their idea.

This strand is bespoke to each individual artist's needs.

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Accelerate is our year-round programme of Events, Masterclasses and Workshops for anyone aged 16+ who wants to develop their craft.

This programme is designed to support all artists, at any stage in their career.

You can sign up for the whole programme (and get a discount) or book each event separately. We also offer a limited number of bursaries to ensure everyone can engage.

PROPER Practitioner Training COURSE

The PROPER Practitioner Training Course is a three day programme for Theatre Artists who work on projects that involve Children, Young People and Community members. This is the first course of its kind to embed Arts Council England’s Seven Quality Principles, and is available for individual practitioners as well as organisations.

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