The Belgrade Beckons Creatives

This autumn, the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry is offering the opportunity for five Midlands-based creatives and companies to develop their work in the Theatre’s B2 auditorium.

The move comes as part of the Belgrade’s longer-term ambition of working with a consortium of Coventry organisations to make talent development initiatives more inclusive and supportive of local artists. It’s open to Coventry and Midlands-based theatre artists, creatives, storytellers and freelancers at any stage of their career, but especially those who have limited connections with the theatre industry or who have been unable to access other talent development opportunities. The work that might benefit from this offer can be a new idea or an existing project.

The offer includes up to five days in the space, along with technical, producing, financial and access support, connections to other artists, producers and organisations and help with funding applications and organisational development tailored to the specific needs of the successful applicants. Applications open on Friday 24 June, with a deadline of Wednesday 17 August and can be made in a format that best suits the artist’s practice: a face-to-face meeting; an online meeting; a written application; a video or a voice note. These can take place with Belgrade staff throughout June, July and August.

Laura Elliot the Belgrade’s CEO, and Creative Director Corey Campbell said, “Here at the Belgrade, the whole team are passionate about trying new ways of working. We want to support the breadth of talent that exists here in Coventry and the wider Midlands region".

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