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This week there are lots of jobs, commissioning opportunities, bursaries, funding and support for artists and companies. We've done the hard work for you and sorted them for you by deadline date with the earliest first. 

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  • We're hiring!

    An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Talawa’s team as our Administrative Assistant.

    ·         Would you like to work for the UK’s leading Black theatre company?

    ·         Do you have a passion for working to support the development of emerging and established Black artists?

    ·         Are you excited to support the company relocate to its brand new home in Croydon?

    Answered ‘yes’? This is the role for you! Apply now - join us …

    Find out more and apply

  • Star Jobs

    Our friends at Shoreditch based Rich Mix need a Head of Marketing & Communications, a pivotal role in the senior leadership of this amazing organisation, one of London's busiest cultural hubs (DEADLINE 18th March)

    Our friends at Wimbledon's Polka Theatre are looking for a Head of Marketing & Communications (DEADLINE 14th March) and a Development Manager (DEADLINE 21st March). Change the lives of young people in theatre for the better - apply

    Our friends at Kilburn's inspirational Kiln have two great roles up for grabs General Manager (DEADLINE 21st March) and Associate Director (DEADLINE 25th March), with the latter role working closely with Artistic Director Indu Rubasingham. These roles are corkers working within an amazing organisation - get in!

    Our friends at Emergency Exit Arts have two roles they need filling, Marketing & Events Assistant (DEADLINE 1st April) and Technical Production Assistant (DEADLINE 17th April) - get details on both roles here

  • Could you be a BCA Trustee?

    Black Cultural Archives is refreshing its Board of Trustees and bringing in new governance capability in readiness for the next critical phase of its evolution. 

    Tenure is in periodic 4-year cycles, with annual reviews at board AGMs.

    These are voluntary positions with no remuneration but will provide candidates with opportunities to contribute their significant expertise to BCA's mission and join at a time when they are renewing their governance and strategic leadership at the highest levels.

    Find out more (DEADLINE 18th March)

  • Start work on these - Deadlines approaching!

    Didcot's Cornerstone seek a Marketing Assistant (DEADLINE 13th March)

    Sound and Music are the national charity for new music and they're looking for a Communications and Sales Co-Ordinator (DEADLINE 14th March)

    Our friends at The Albany are recruiting a Marketing & Communications Co-ordinator (DEADLINE 14th March)

    Our friends at Birmingham Rep are recruiting a Marketing Campaigns Officer (DEADLINE 15th March)

    Leeds Playhouse is seeking a freelance Director for the RIFT new writing festival (DEADLINE 15th March)

    Our chums at Manchester International Festival need an Executive Administrator (DEADLINE 15th March)

    Newcastle's Open Clasp have two roles for women, Executive Director/Joint Chief Executive and Finance & Operations Manager (DEADLINE 17th March)

    You have time to work on these applications

    Our friends at Manchester's HOME are on the lookout for an Associate Director (DEADLINE 18th March)

    Newbury's Corn Exchange seeks a Head of 101 & Outdoor Programmes (DEADLINE 18th March)

    Our friends at Nottingham Playhouse are on the lookout for an Artist Development Producer (DEADLINE 18th March)

    Liverpool Arab Arts Festival is looking for a freelance Marketing Coordinator (DEADLINE 18th March)

    Our friends at The RSC are looking for an experienced Producer on a fixed term contract until January 2021, to manage a large-scale complex arts and research partnership - Audiences of the Future. (DEADLINE 19th March)

    Our friends at The Roundhouse are looking for someone to join them as Education Programme Manager (DEADLINE 19th March)


    London Theatre Consortium is recruiting for apprentices to start work in May 2019 at four theatres: Battersea Arts Centre, the Donmar Warehouse, the Gate Theatre and the Lyric Hammersmith.

    They are looking for two apprentices in business administration and two paid apprentices in cultural venue operations.

    Find out more and apply (DEADLINE 21st March)


    Our chums at China Plate have ambitious plans and they need a General Manager to help them get there (DEADLINE 25th March)

    The good people at Greenwich+Docklands International Festival are calling out for a Marketing & Communications Assistant (DEADLINE 25th March)

    Our friends at the Lyric are looking for a Producer (DEADLINE 25th March)

    Our friends at Watermans seek a Visual Arts Producer (DEADLINE 29th March)

    Our new friends at Norfolk & Norwich Festival need an Education Programme Manager for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough region (DEADLINE 1st April)

    The fine folk at The Space, based in Birmingham, are looking for a voluntary Chair of Trustees (DEADLINE 4th April)

    Emergency Exit Arts are looking for a part time Technical Production Assistant (DEADLINE 15TH April) and a Marketing and Events Assistant (DEADLINE 1st April).

  • Scroll down for commissions, bursaries + chances to make / showcase work ...

  • CRIPtic: D/deaf and disabled artists this is for you

    CRIPtic is a showcase of D/deaf and disabled artists happening in the Pit Theatre at the Barbican Centre..

    D/deaf and disabled artists are invited to apply to work on the show and perform. All roles are paid.

    Approximately four to six D/deaf and disabled groups or individual musicians, singers, dancers, poets, spoken word artists, comedians, musicians and any other D/deaf and disabled performers are invited to to take part. 

    Get the goodness here (DEADLINE 17th March)

  • This is Live Art: Commission

    Apply for DIY with This is Live Art, an exciting, innovative professional development project, BY artists, FOR artists, particularly those whose practices are challenging/unconventional. £1600 per project is available.

    Get in (DEADLINE 19th March)

  • In Good Company: New Writing Offer

    This opportunity is for a Midland’s writer who is developing a new piece of work. It incorporates rehearsal space at Arena Theatre in Wolverhampton with a week of rehearsal space at Nottingham Playhouse and a presentation and technical support at Nottingham Playhouse’s Neville Studio and Arena Theatre’s Tilstone Studio, including potential for a rehearsed reading at Departure Lounge Festival.

    Don't miss out - get the lowdown (DEADLINE 22nd March)

  • For BAME artists & theatre-makers:

    Our friends at Camden People's Theatre have six seed commissions to support the development of innovative new theatre projects. They're inviting applications. Get £750, rehearsal space, and the opportunity to present a scratch performance at the theatre.

    Go for it (DEADLINE 1st April)

  • Black Lives, Black Words International Project: 

    ‘I AM…Fest’ invites artists (playwrights) from all around the globe, as well as local Black female directors and actors to participate.

    (NO DEADLINE GIVEN - The event is in April)

    Find out more and apply

  • Jerwood New Work Fund

    Funding for artists, artistic groups and artist-led organisations to undertake the research, development and creation of new work that enables a step-change in their practice and profile.

    Get the full fat, here (DEADLINE 3rd June)

  • Bruntwood Prize Accepting Submissions:

    The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting is open for submissions. The 2019 entry deadline will be 6pm, June 5th 2019.

    Get everything you need, here

  • Writers of Literature: BAME Open Submission

    The Borough Press has teamed up with The Good Literary Agency to open submissions for un-agented BAME writers. The winner will receive a £10,000 publishing contract with The Borough Press, representation from The Good Literary Agency, and mentoring from Nikesh Shukla.

    Get details

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