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L-R (row 1): Mary Bonam, Dylan Bull, Elan Butler, Natalie Chan, Claire Finn, Ben Gilbert, AK Golding,
Adam Iqbal, Saraa Kolawole, Jordan Laidley
L-R (row 2) Ben Macpherson, Andy Mandoiu, Anna Mansell, Evangeline (Evie) Osbon, Ellie Owen-Austen, Natalie Simone, Laura Turner,
Charlotte Vickers, Emily Webster, Josie White

"The New Associates programme provides bespoke practical training and knowledge
exchange as well as fostering a collective peer network that nurtures longer term
collaborations, networks and partnerships.  It's clear from the volume of brilliant
applications we received that the future of talent in the region is bright;
it is up to organisations with the resources and skills to ensure
everyone has the opportunity toreach their maximum potential"
Angharad Jones, Artistic Director/CEO

Become a New Associate and take part in a year-long professional development programme, April 2023-March 2024
New Perspectives are accepting applications for the next round of our highly successful New Associates Programme 2023-24. Each year we invite open applications and support a group of early career artists from the East Midlands to join New Perspectives to develop your career and practice through close association with our award-winning touring theatre company at our Nottingham base.  

This opportunity is open to all artists and practitioners working in theatre and live performance, based or working in the East Midlands region. Previous New Associates have included theatre makers, directors, actors, writers, spoken word artists, dancers and artists who work between disciplines. Over the course the programme, you will work closely with the New Perspectives team to develop your work, learn from our skills and gain valuable insights into our leadership and governance. The programme runs from April 2023- March 2024. You will become part of the company's extended family, involved with our work as it develops and playing your own part in our future. 
Opportunities made available over the year include:      
- attendance at masterclasses, skills sessions and professional development opportunities
- invitations to company rehearsals, readings, workshops and participatory events 
- tailored support on a particular project or skill-set including, where appropriate, rehearsal space, mentoring, dramaturgical support, marketing, funding and touring advice
- access to staff and board expertise and networks
- opportunities to observe board meetings, and take part in planning sessions to act as a sounding board for new ideas
- possibilities to collaborate with other New Associates as creative peers
A flexible programme
The shape of the programme will vary depending on the requirement of each artist. Our aim, through a blend of in person and online sessions, is to offer the specific support you need to take a crucial next step. 
Details of how to apply to be part of the 2024-25 cohort will be available in December 2023 - so please keep a look out then!


The New Associates programme is a training opportunity. All opportunities throughout the year are offered to our artists free of charge.  If you have any barriers to taking part in this opportunity, financial or otherwise, please feel free to discuss them with us at application stage. 



'The New Associates programme opened my eyes to the possibilities of theatre,
and really spurred me to get creative with my writing.'
Leanne Moden, New Associate 2020/21

'We had inspiring workshops with a range of artists and creatives,
were given continuous personal guidance on funding, as well as
making a group of friends and collaborators for life.'
Elizabeth Twells, New Associate 2020/21

'My time as a New Associate helped connect me
with an eclectic and contemporary roster of Midlands artists,
as well as giving the opportunity to peek behind the curtain of one of
the most exciting and intriguing company's going on in the Midlands today'.
Ryan Leder, New Associate 2019/20
'Being part of the New Associates scheme has been a great experience and
a complete boost to my creativity.' 
Christina Tsoutsi, New Associate 2019/20

2019 New Associates behind the scenes on artist-led showcase PROTOTYPE 2020
To learn more about our New Associates for 2022-23 CLICK HERE


New Perspectives is the East Midlands’ touring theatre company. Founded in 1973, we champion new writing, under-represented voices and powerful stories, touring world-class theatre into the heart of communities – reaching rural audiences where they live.

We believe that all people, whatever their age, circumstance or identity, have the right to access practice and inspire theatre and that all places can be sites of exciting cultural exchange.  

As a registered charity (no. 1058309), your support can make a real difference... Find out more

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