Let’s be up front: We can’t offer financial support to help you create new work. It’s rare that we have commissioning money to create things with artists. We have no theatre space of our own. We rely on volunteers and library staff to host our events but they don’t always control the bookings for their own venue – so the offer of free rehearsal space is not really option.

What do you offer then?

Examples of how we’ve supported artists recently:

HANDS Open Call – submission deadline Tuesday 15 March 10pm.

Are you an arts company or artist who has an existing performance piece that you are interested in adapting for a range of venues and space options but need advice?

Do you work across the North of England or are you interested in rural touring to venues across Cumbria, Lancashire, East and North Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, County Durham and Cheshire?  Have you considered rural touring as an option?

Download: Hands Call Out