Artists for Change

Theatre Royal Plymouth (TRP)

The Artists for Change programme is a response to Theatre Royal Plymouth’s most pressing and strategic ambitions: inclusivity and the climate emergency. It will employ two early-career artists to challenge the organisation’s conventional thinking in these areas, developing creative solutions for TRP and for audiences, responses that make effective change possible for us and for communities.

After the conclusion of the reorganisation at TRP, where the focus of the new structure is about placing artists at the heart of the business and decision-making, the Artists for Change Programme plays a key role in the newly re-shaped Creative Programme. These roles will see more radical, urgent and artist-led change in two new strategic priorities: inclusion and the climate emergency. These new roles will allow the artists the time and space to create something new and original. The roles are outcome driven, so as well as playing a full and important part in the delivery of TRP’s Creative Programme more generally, these roles will also offer coherent development opportunities for individual artists and will give the post holders an opportunity that allows them to take time for themselves to respond, reflect and create.

“We’re incredibly pleased to receive support from Jerwood Arts for our two Artist-for-Change roles. These new colleagues will be critical to our future creative success, but most importantly the expertise they will bring and the resources we can provide here at TRP will hopefully lead to some extraordinary creative experiences for communities and audiences. We’re looking forward to recruiting to the roles and collaborating with Jerwood Arts to ensure the roles are as impactful and meaningful as possible.” – James Mackenzie-Blackman, Chief Executive and Executive Producer at TRP.

Opening for applications: watch this space!

Find out more about the programme here.