Artist Development and Support

The artistic team at Harrogate Theatre have recently undertaken a review of its existing Artist Support model, in order to remain committed to develop the ways in which we work with, nurture and support artists and companies. We have subsequently made revisions with a view to maintaining a fair and transparent talent development offer, while increasing the range of artists we support.

Each year, as part of the revision of its existing artist development initiatives, Harrogate Theatre will  support four companies or solo artists. They can be working across any discipline creating theatre in its broadest form, and the work can be presented across any of our spaces – Main House (500 seats), Studio (60 seats) or anywhere else across the building or offsite in alternative spaces (which should have step-free access).
The work should always fit with our Artistic Policy and meet Arts Council England’s Creative Case for Diversity.
Via annual public call out each summer, we currently offer:
• £3000 cash seed funding to 4 successful companies or individuals to go towards making their project. 3 of these will be offered to companies who have already engaged with us (by previous cash or in kind assistance). 1 of these will be offered to a company not currently or previously engaged with us.
• Tailored access to rehearsal space and technical support to deliver the project
• Up to a week’s run of performances and receive 70% of box office receipts from the run
• Mentoring and support from HT Associate Producer, Marketing Team and access to key HT staff as required.
Our priority is to ensure that we work with the most varied selection of companies as our resources allow and those hailing from the North of England, and Harrogate and District in particular, on mutually beneficial projects which help Harrogate Theatre achieve our artistic and strategic aims.

See associate artists and partners for the full list of artists we have worked with and are currently working with.

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