Trainee Artistic Director Opportunity with 20 Stories High

How many people of colour are running publicly funded theatre organisations in England?  Not many. It’s time for a change. Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme has launched the Artistic Director Leadership Programme, in partnership with 20 Stories High, tiata fahodzi and Talawa Theatre Company.

Supported by the Arts Council England’s Sustained Theatre programme, Artistic Director Leadership Programme is a unique training opportunity for future theatre leaders. The programme comprises two initiatives:

  • Trainee Artistic Director
  • Leaders of Tomorrow

Trainee Artistic Director programme provides four paid, two-year, full-time traineeships for experienced theatre directors. Trainees are resident at one of the partner theatres, working closely with the artistic director of their host organisation.  Participants will gain an exceptional opportunity to take part in and contribute to the daily life of running a theatre company.

Leaders of Tomorrow is both a bespoke leadership development programme and a collective of theatre practitioners of colour.  Not just for directors, this opportunity is for anyone who wants to lead a theatre company or building; this could be theatre makers, writers, producers, actors, administrators, designers, dramaturgical or literary practitioners or movement directors. Leaders of Tomorrow includes a wide range of free training opportunities that will take place in two hubs based in Manchester and Watford.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 29 March 2017

Read more and apply online.

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