STAGE ONE’s BRIDGE THE GAP programme closes shortly!

BRIDGE THE GAP is a programme from Stage One Producers Fund, created to address the lack of diversity in theatre producing. 

Stage One want to support people from an ethnically diverse background, who identify as working class, are LGBTQIA+ and/or those that have a mental or physical impairment who are drastically under-represented.

Through Bridge The Gap they aim to support 10 emerging producers over a one-year course, giving them the skills they need to make the next step in their producing careers through; 
– Monthly workshops
– Mentoring 
– Tickets to shows and networking
– Kick Start Grants up to £,5000

Deadline to apply is Monday 9 May at Midday so if you fall within the descriptions above, what have you got to lose? Apply Now!

Applications for the Bridge the Gap Producer Programme are now open- Deadline 12pm on Monday 9th May at 12pm- find out more here-

Applications for the Bridge the Gap placement at the Gate Theatre are also open, deadline Monday 23rd May – find out more here-

Bursaries available for arts fundraisers

If you are, or know anyone who is an early stage arts fundraiser, then this will be of interest. RAISE: Arts, Culture & Heritage supports access to professional development opportunities for arts, culture and heritage fundraisers across England through networking events, mentoring, professional development and bursaries.

Bursaries of up to £1,500 are currently available to enable arts, culture and heritage fundraisers to study the Certificate and Diploma qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.

RAISE is an Arts Council England funded four-year programme delivered in partnership with the Chartered Institute’s Cultural Sector Network, Black Fundraisers UK and Young Arts Fundraisers. They aim to make the charitable case for culture, champion arts and cultural sector fundraising. empower arts and cultural sector fundraisers to achieve higher levels of fundraising practice, and support the drive for greater inclusivity, diversity and representation within the sector.

They run a rolling programme of events and peer-to-peer networking opportunities both in London and across the UK.

For more details visit here and for bursary information click here

Emerging Writers’ Programme closes 2nd March!

If you’re aged 16 or over and are committed to pursuing your writing career, you may find this of interest.

The London Library Emerging Writers Programme, now in its fourth year, is a unique opportunity which offers writers, in all genres, one year’s free membership of The London Library and includes writing development masterclasses, literary networking opportunities, peer support and guidance in using the Library’s resources. With its rich cultural heritage, extensive open access book collection, dedicated writing spaces and its diverse community of established writers, the benefits of Library membership are invaluable.

For over 180 years The London Library has played a central role in inspiring writers and researchers and has helped them explore and develop their work. From Charles Dickens to Sarah Waters, Charles Darwin to Simon Schama, Virginia Woolf to Kazuo lshiguro, writers have consistently found it to be an unrivalled resource.

The London Library Emerging Writers Programme is open to anyone over 16 years of age who is committed to pursuing a career in writing and wants to develop their practice but has yet had their work professionally published or produced. Applicants should be working, or planning to work, on a specific project, with the aim of publication or production, and have a clear idea of how they might use the Library’s resources to achieve that aim. They should be willing to fully participate in all elements of the Programme and immerse themselves in the writing community it offers. There is no application fee and participation on the Programme is funded.

Applicants will be selected anonymously by a panel of judges including YA novelist and essayist Yassmin Abdel-Magied, non-fiction writer Simon Garfield, playwright and novelist Nell Leyshon, poet Rachel Long and literary agent Eli Keren.

The next Programme will run from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023. Successful applicants will be invited to a Programme launch on 6 July 2022. Sessions are usually on the third Wednesday of the month and alternate between peer support meetings and masterclasses or workshops, all of which are designed to work across all or most forms of writing. The Programme will take place, as much as possible, at the Library, however will be adapted to move online if required according to Covid-19 restrictions. Some access or travel bursaries are available.

Applications close at 11am on 2 March 2022.

For more information, FAQs, Application Guidelines and to apply, visit their website here

Study Production Arts for free at BRITSchool

Here’ an impressive offer. BRITSchool are offering a limited number of free places on their Production Arts course to post-16 students.

This is a great opportunity to work at one of UK’s leading Arts Schools. Students will develop their skills working in technical and event management to build a portfolio of work through industry placements and inhouse productions.

A word of advice, best to get those applications in as the closing date is January 31st!

For more information and application details, visit the BRITSchool website here.

Attitude Is Everything is looking for Future Leaders for their new Programme launching soon

Here’s a great initiative! The innovative arts company Attitude is Everything is seeking 10 people at the early stage of their career in the music industry to join their ambitious and exciting new Future Leaders support scheme in 2022.

In a statement, AiE says: “We believe that the music and live events industry can only be accessible if people who are Deaf, disabled, neurodivergent or have long-term physical or mental health conditions can succeed in leadership positions. Across 2022 we plan to support ten people who are early or entering their careers in the music industry to develop their knowledge, skills and breadth of experience to support them to become industry leaders of the future.

The Future Leaders Programme is part of our National Lottery funded Beyond the Music initiative, which seeks to get more Deaf and disabled people working in the music industry.

Because each Future Leader’s journey will be bespoke to them, no leader will get the exact same experience but areas we want to support the Future Leaders over the course of the year include:

Accessing mentorship opportunities
Finding and applying for work placements
Understanding the breadth and variety of roles in the music and live events sector
Learning how to become specialists in accessibility work, if that is what you want to do.
Practical skills for freelance work such as invoicing clients or managing self-employment.
Introductions to senior figures within the music industry
Opportunities to shadow meetings and learn about new areas of work.
Being part of a supportive network of fellow Future Leaders
Learning how charities work, with a specific focus on the work of Attitude is Everything
Opportunities to learn communication and media skills and act as ambassadors for Beyond the Music.
We will also aim to support the Leaders where we can to develop in any other areas of work they are interested in.”

If you know someone who should be applying, then share this with them! NOW!

Deadline to apply: 10th January

Find out more about how to apply, and the requirements and commitment needed at:…