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Artist Development

The Old Rep - Inspire

Inspire is a brand-new Associate Artist scheme from The Old Rep which will support 4 artists or companies in 2019. Aimed at young and emerging artists based in Birmingham and surrounding areas, Inspire gives artists a chance to develop new work and to take the next step in their professional careers with marketing, fundraising and organisational support. We are particularly interested in working with artists who make work with or for young people, and we welcome applications from all backgrounds and performance disciplines, including theatre companies, dance groups, performing artists and writers.

Open to individuals and groups, the scheme will see participant's supported in the following ways:

  • Free rehearsal space
  • A work-in-progress performance of a new piece/potential for full production
  • Marketing support
  • Fundraising support
  • Chances to network with other artists
  • Artistic support from The Old Rep, including mentoring and workshops
  • Opportunities to work with young people at The Old Rep, BOA and other partners
  • Help with building tours

To apply, complete an application form and an equal opportunities monitoring form (for a company, complete this for the lead applicant only). Send any completed applications or supporting materials to

If you would like to apply in a different format or would like to discuss the scheme prior to applying, contact Sam George.

Closing date: Monday 18 November, 9am.