Along with 3 other independent producers based in the Midlands, I was appointed as part of The Big House: Produce scheme (managed by In Good Company and Derby Theatre) to be a Consultant Producer.
Theatre makers and companies based in the Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire area are eligible to apply, getting a whole package of bespoke support, including workshops, one-to-one’s with Derby Theatre staff and up to 12 hours of consultancy with me (or one of the other brilliant producers).
The majority of my support so far has been consulting on appropriate funding to support new project ideas, and helped artists to strategise to give more time to focus on professional development.
It’s been a hugely enjoyable scheme to be part of. The arts can be an isolating and intimidating place if you don’t have the answers. Having dedicated, one-on-one time to dream up a project together is rare, and i’ve found it so rewarding to support each of my clients.
You can find out more, including how to apply, here.