We have put together this information page that we hope will be useful for freelancers. It covers links to organisations offering useful tips, financial support, advice on applications to ACE, as well as discussion forums/groups you might like to join. This is a living document so if there are links you think it would be [...]
Lockdown has refocused our attention on the importance of the arts and theatre, and the uncertainty of its survival going forward as society begins to adapt during this first wave of the pandemic. This has become a time of innovation for many in the arts, with growth, a change in direction, an opportunity to try [...]
Class and Coronavirus is a project designed in immediate response to COVID 19 to ensure on and off-stage workers from lower socio-economic backgrounds, more specifically on and offstage workers who identify as working, benefit, criminal, underclass backgrounds (WBCU-C) remain in the industry, develop skills, and progress to leadership. Initially set up by directors Stef O’Driscoll [...]
On 10 June RTYDS joined more than 100 other arts organisations who have signed up to the Freelance Task Force, led by Fuel Theatre. RTYDS joined in recognition of the crucial role freelancers play in the industry, and the importance of organisations, funders and government listening to what they have to say about how we [...]
This is a letter to self-employed and freelance theatre and performance makers in the UK. To the actors, playwrights, directors, choreographers, stage managers, designers, stage crews and set-builders to name just a few. We really miss being with you during this period of lockdown. Making theatre and performance is a collaborative endeavour, so we are [...]
We believe that now, more than ever, it is vital that emerging theatre makers have access to career development and support. Therefore, we are delighted that RTYDS will be curating and delivering the Young Vic Directors Program for emerging directors, producers, designers and artists whilst the Young Vic temporarily reduces its key operations throughout June [...]
In light of the current health emergency we have been assessing all upcoming RTYDS activity and recruitment, and in particular thinking about the 18-Month Residency and Three-Month Placements and how to proceed. Given the level of uncertainty, we have taken the difficult decision to pause the selection process for 18-Month Residencies and for theatres to [...]
I am now at the beginning of my fifth week at The North Wall - which means I am already a third of the way through my placement! I can’t believe how quickly the time is going, and so far everyday has been different. I have been spending a lot of time with Ria Parry [...]
From today we are thrilled to announce that we will be partnering Sheffield Theatres to host the first RTYDS Associate Artistic Director, as part of RTYDS’ commitment to the development of artistic directors as cultural leaders. What is the Associate Artistic Director Residency? Working with Sheffield Theatres will enable the successful candidate to learn about the [...]
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