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Artist Network

Artist Network is an open access scheme for those who aspire to work creatively within the industry. The programme helps local artists by supporting them to develop their practice, access opportunities and connect to each other, building their own networks for peer support, problem-solving and collaboration.

Our Artist Network monthly newsletter provides information on a range of new opportunities, both regionally and nationally. It spotlights everything from training and development, to commissions and funding schemes.

The Artist Network is designed to open up free and easily accessible ways for local artists to develop their creative practice, adapt to a changing environment and learn professional skills to maximise their potential in the creative industry.

Who is it for?

  • Early career artists and companies.
  • Creative producers and administrators.
  • Anyone with an aspiration to work creatively in the performing arts industry.

‘Through the artist network I had the opportunity to get my work out there, in front of an engaged and supportive audience, free rehearsal space (which is invaluable), direct feedback (lots of it), paid work as an artist, and the chance to collaborate with one of the most prestigious theatre venues in the country.’
Lewis Charlesworth – Artist Network member

How to join

To join, simply complete the registration form and equal opportunities monitoring form by clicking on the links below.

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

We understand that not everyone is comfortable expressing themselves through the written form. If you would to submit your application as a video or audio file, please answer the questions in the order it is listed in the registration form and email it to us, with the subject “Artist Network Registration”.

If you require the registration form in other formats, please email