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We are delighted to announce that we are open to applications for a new strand of our creative programme: The Associate Performer Scheme!

Started in response to the lack of affordable space for artists and companies with little to no funding we have been trialling ways for us best to support development of new work.

The Associate Performer Scheme is open to UK-based theatre companies, directors, writers, filmmakers and solo performance artists. It provides free use of space at The Old Diorama Arts Centre for research and development or rehearsals to work on performance-based pieces.

Challenging work that intends to push boundaries with a strong social conscience is encouraged, however creative criteria and nature of work is open to allow an innovative approach, free expression and uncontrived artistic development. This is a professional programme intended for those who plan to continue with the work after their time at Old Diorama either with further development or professional performances/showings.

An artistic support scheme designed to forge new partnerships and support the creation, development and continuing legacy of new or experimental creative work.

Please see guidelines and application details below