An update from Craig, our Artist Development Producer:

Hello there!

I hope you’re all keeping well in these trying times. Just a quick update on Amplify activity going forward:

The Ideas submissions window continues to be open, details of how to apply can be found here.

If you want to talk to me about anything, I’m still available for artist one-on-ones. Just send me an email at and we’ll set up a time to Skype or Zoom.

As some of you may know I offer writers dramaturgical support. If you have a play you’re currently working on or want to start working on, I’m offering one hour ‘dramaturgy meetings’ online. All you have to do is send me your play or outline and we can talk through the areas where you feel you need help. I’m offering one slot every day for the coming weeks. If you’re interested in support with your latest play drop me a line on the email above to book a slot.

We’ll be continuing to think about what Amplify can offer over the coming weeks and I’ll be in touch as and when new opportunities and resources become available.

Here are a few links you might find useful and interesting over the coming weeks:

The East Meets West Hub

At the very heart of the East Meets West network is your new community hub. It’s an online space (away from the distractions of other social media platforms) where you can meet and share knowledge with others working in the Midlands’ independent theatre sector. Whether you’re an administrator, composer, designer, director, dramaturg, evaluator, facilitator, funder or fundraiser, general manager, marketer, musician, performer, producer, production or stage manager, programmer, technician, theatre-maker, writer… or anyone else who helps to get independent theatre in front of audiences, this hub is yours. For more information, and to request to join, click here

Go Fund Me to support Midlands Artists
East Midlands
West Midlands

In Good Company – Peer-led space sharing ways to support each other

Shows you can watch online for free for inspiration if nothing else

Nest Virtual Residency Programme – Talking Birds

Outbreaks of Kindness opportunities – Talking Birds

The Rollercoaster of Change

For Actors looking for an agent

For writers

Online Yoga courses

BBC UK Festival of Arts

Arts Council – Advice/relaxing deadlines

Look after yourselves and each other.

All the very best,

Artist Development at Nottingham Playhouse.

In recognition of the vast talent that exists within the region and the central role Nottingham Playhouse plays in the artistic ecology, we re-imagined the opportunities and resources we provide local theatre-makers and created our Artist Development Programme Amplify.
We want artists from this area to flourish. We want to support and build theatre-makers who are full of potential, who have talent and creativity, and who are resilient. We want Nottingham Playhouse to be a hub for artists and are committed to developing a network where ideas can be shared, challenged and grown.

Amplify is three things:


For artists to build a relationship with Nottingham Playhouse and other creatives, and take advantage of offers, discounts and access to spaces in the building.


Ways for artists to develop their professional craft and platform their work.


Where we strategically partner with other organisations to support artists from the East Midlands.

Who is Amplify for?

Professional theatre-makers at any stage of their career who feel that we may be able to support their development. An artist could be someone starting out post-education, early in their career, someone who has been making professional work for a while or extremely experienced. We support individual artists AND theatre companies or collectives. This programme is only for those wishing to work professionally in theatre AND who originate from or currently reside in the East Midlands region (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire).


Building a relationship with Nottingham Playhouse and with other artists from the East Midlands. By becoming a member you are...


Ways to develop your professional craft with Nottingham Playhouse. TAKE OFF Following on from the success of our inaugural Ta...


Working with other organisations to support Artists from the East Midlands.


Two creative associate appointments have also been made by the Playhouse: theatre company and Nottingham based all-female comed...