RTYDS is looking for two part-time Artistic Associates to work closely with us over a 12-month period.
As a company, we want to make working in theatre as a director or theatre maker more accessible and for the routes in to be more transparent. We know there are barriers. We’ve had some success in providing these opportunities and we’ve been lucky enough to support artists such as Natalie Ibu, Matthew Xia, Nickie Miles-Wildin, and Daniel Bailey. We can’t claim their talent, but we have played a small part in their creative journey.
A central aim of our program is to enable and encourage those who don’t see themselves currently represented as directors or theatre makers to take that first step. To provide routes in, ways to expand knowledge and skills and networks that will enable artists to start and stay working in theatre.
In close collaboration with the Artistic Associates, we want to discover how we can best reach those directors and theatre makers that experience barriers and inequality because of race, gender identity, educational background, class or disability. We believe that this is a process that needs to be designed together, and the individuals that help us achieve this should be freelance artists because their knowledge, skills, creativity and lived experience needs to sit at the heart of the change we are trying to make.
We are excited to involve the Artistic Associates in this strategic planning from the very outset.
As our name suggests, we are committed to providing support to artists who live and make work outside of London – to rebalance the focus of resources and opportunities. But, unlike our name, we have no focus on age – the artists we work with are over 18 years of age but there is no upper limit.
The deadline for expressions of interest is Wednesday 12 May at noon.
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