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Artist Development

at The Hub.

Whether you are just starting out on your journey in the arts, on the lookout for new opportunities or need space to research and develop an idea, The Hubs Artist Development Programme has a number of projects aimed a developing the next generation of artists, producers and theatre makers.

Our 2021 Artists Development Programme consists of the following exciting opportunites:

silhouettes of seven dancers moving in different ways in a dance studio

Lichfield and Burntwood Dance Network

A support network for all things dance in Lichfield and Burntwood. Dance Artists, Choreographers, Teachers, Students and anyone who just fancies giving it a whirl!

silhouettes of performers on stage against a red curtain

Lichfield and Burntwood Theatre and Performance Network

A support network for all things theatrical in Lichfield and Burntwood. Actors, Circus Artists, Physical Theatre performers, Playwrights, Directors, you name it, we want to hear from you, as well as anyone who just fancies giving it a whirl!

Micro Commisions

Do you have a great idea for a new and innovative performance project or exhibition?
The Hub is supporting early-career Staffordshire artists to create new work through 4 Micro-Commissions.
We welcome applications from theatre makers or artists working in any creative medium.

New Moves
Theatre, dance, performance and socially engaged practice.
2 x £500 Micro-Commissions
With both works created and performed to an audience at The Hub as part of our next programme.

New Views

Art, Film, Photography

1 x £500 Micro-Commission
To produce work and curate the gallery at The Hub at St Mary’s in a four week exhibition planned for Oct/Nov 2021

Come Together

A Community Exhibition or Community Performance

1 x £500 Micro-Commission
We are looking for creative ideas from artists or groups to engage with the local community and help them overcome the current feeling of isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic. Work will culminate in performance, sharing or exhibition moment in Summer 2021.

Applicants are to submit a 60 second video. Tell us which of the commissions you are applying for, give us a brief outline and explain how your project would fit with our aims to:

  • Deliver Covid Safe arts activities
  • Encourage work from new artists
  • Demonstrate allyship or a commitment to equality, diversity or inclusiveness

Please send the application to hello@thehubstmarys.co.uk by the deadline for submissions on Fri 30th April 2021.

Associate Company

At the heart of The Hub is a desire to support local Artists and companies who are striving to push the boundaries within their work.

We try to address the barriers these emerging companies face and provide them with the space to research and develop in order to reach the next level in their creative journey.

We’ve designed a robust package to support our chosen associate company, Let Me In Presents.

The package was designed based on the needs of a fledgling arts company. Let Me In Presents will receive a grant for making new work, free access to rehearsal space, mentorship from the Creative Director, organisational development support, hot desking and Priority booking for our events calendar.

five performers in school uniforms
© Dom White Photography

Introducing Let Me In Presents

Let Me In Presents is a Lichfield based arts collective, delivering work exploring identity, diversity and mental health through the medium of plays, music and movement

Actor performing on stage at The Hub at St Mary's Lichfield
© Dom White Photography

Kickstart at The Hub

Are you or do you know a young person interested in a career in Arts production? We’ll be recruiting a 18-24 year old production assistant through the government Kickstart scheme soon.

Drop an email to hello@thehubstmarys.co.uk to register your interest and to find out more.

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