Do you want to start something at Nuffield Theatre?

Do you want to start something?

Nuffield Southampton Theatres are looking for people who want to influence and shape the future of culture in the city. We are looking for anyone who wants to make things happen in your spaces around the city.

We understand that finding space, time and money can be issue to getting things started so to get the ball rolling we’re looking for ideas. We want to equip you with the skills to plan your own arts events, support other artists in the city and get you on the way to making things happen!

NST will provide free training, support and guidance on how to get the ideas up on its feet. Depending on your idea we’ll start with the basics and work on growing the idea. We’ll also provide cash of up to £1,000 to help overcome some of the financial barriers of putting on events.

We are looking for a range of people and experiences. You may be reading this and never thought about doing an arts event but want to give something back to the people you work with, your neighbours/community or be at the start of wanting to develop a career in arts management.

These are just some examples so don’t be limited to this. If you’re idea involves culture and arts and you want to share that with audiences, NST wants to hear from you.


How to apply:

Send us in your idea in the best way that represents you and the idea. You may want to send in a video, or write to us, we don’t mind as long as you cover who you are, what the idea is, how much of the £1,000 you are looking to use and why you want to learn the skills that come with managing and putting on arts events.

Please send the information in by Monday 6 June 2018. You can email information or your video/audio to Hannah Bevan, by the deadline or can post it in to NST, Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DU.

We may want to meet with people before taking an idea further. This will be an informal chat about you and the idea.

What we are looking for:

Your idea could be hosting a musician in your living room for your friends and neighbours or supporting a play reading at your local library. It could be you want to arrange a monologue slam or a poetry reading at a local cafe.

We are not looking for companies who are pitching their shows to be in our spaces. We want people from Southampton to be pitching Southampton based ideas, for spaces across the city.

If you have questions and queries don’t be afraid to get in touch with our Studio Producer, Hannah Bevan about this programme before applying.