Artist and Producer Support

What is Theatre Bristol's artist support?

Theatre Bristol’s team of professional theatre artists offers one-to-one support that’s totally bespoke and completely free. 

Whatever stage you are in your career, from just starting out to years of experience, our practicing industry professionals can offer advice that responds to where you are and what you need right now.

We can help with things like: 

  • Finding new networks and collaborators
  • Nailing budgets and funding applications
  • Creating clear and compelling artistic ideas
  • Writing about your work and presenting it online
  • Addressing problems you’re facing in the theatre industry
  • Finding strategies to make your practice more sustainable

We’re interested in your whole life, not just what happens in a rehearsal room. Whether it’s a one-off chat or providing an outside eye on your work as it develops, drop us a line and we’ll work out the best way to help

Who is it for?

The Artist Support Programme is an open programme for artists and other arts professionals based in Bristol or making work in Bristol. If you're not sure whether it's right for you, have a read of our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

How do I get support?

Have you been to one of our Open Office events?

Has anyone at Theatre Bristol seen your work live recently?

Have you had an Artist Support meeting with Theatre Bristol in the last year or so?

If the answer to most of these questions is 'no', drop in and say hello at our the next Open Office.

If the answer to most of the above questions is 'yes', send an email introducing yourself to one of our Artist Support Associates to request a meeting (make sure you include a contact phone number).

If you're unsure of anything, have a read of the FAQs and if you're still stuck, send an email to info [at] or call on 0117 373 0873.

Producers and producing

We also offer 6-month placements for Associate Producers, where independent producers receive desk space, dedicated mentoring and access to the TB hivemind. They can engage with as much or as little of the internal workings of TB as they want, from team meetings to strategy sessions. Our aim is to provide them with a short-cut to knowledge and networks, and to combat some of the isolation that independent workers often experience. Read more on our Associate Producers and Projects page.

Dedicated, long-term support for artists is a key concern. Have a look at our Associate Producers and Projects page for our current initiatives. 

For in-depth information about the range and nature of relationships Theatre Bristol has developed with artists in the past, have a browse through the Further Reading section.


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