Bathway Theatre Associate Artists Scheme 2021/22

Bathway Theatre Associate Artists Scheme 2021/22

Bathway Theatre Associate Artists Scheme 2021/22

We are pleased to announce the call for the inaugural cohort of Bathway Theatre Associate Artists for 2021/22 is now open. To apply, please complete the application form.


The Bathway Theatre at the University of Greenwich houses six multi-purpose studios and a flexible 100-seat theatre space. Situated in the heart of Woolwich, the theatre is well-positioned among an established and emerging cultural scene in South-East London, which will be further strengthened with the opening of Woolwich Works in Autumn 2021. As well as welcoming a number of visiting companies and artists, and supporting numerous community engagement initiatives, the Bathway Theatre is also home to the BA (Hons) Drama and MA Contemporary Performance (in partnership with ZU-UK) degree programmes.

The Bathway Theatre at the University of Greenwich is pleased to launch its Associate Artist scheme. Facilitated by the University’s Drama, Theatre and Performance Research Group, the initiative is designed to support 5 artists over 12 months from 1st September 2021 to 31st August 2022. The Bathway Theatre Associate Artists will be aided in the development of new projects through the use of space, platform events, and regular opportunities for knowledge exchange. Our extensive Associate Artist benefits include:


- Use of our rehearsal studios and/or theatre spaces (5 working days minimum)

- Membership of the University Library at Stockwell Street and the Woolwich Library

- 1 Public Platform event with technical support

- Support from our research group members

- Workshop and professional development opportunities

- Associate Artist events to support group discussion, scratch performances and networking.


Associate Artists will be expected to contribute to the broader remit of the Bathway Theatre and the University of Greenwich through outreach and community engagement, provision of complimentary student tickets at associated events held at the Bathway Theatre and/or delivery of one workshop/lecture for students and the local community over the course of the 12 months. Associate Artists will also be expected to acknowledge the Bathway Theatre on marketing materials for the duration of the scheme.


We welcome applications from perspective new Associates working across the Creative Arts, including but not limited to: emerging or established theatre companies; solo performers; performance artists; practice-researchers; playwrights; directors, dramaturgs; producers; scenographers and designers, as well as arts-based outreach and community/socially engaged organisations. We particularly welcome applicants who identify as Black, Asian or Global Majority. Applicants should seek to use their application to demonstrate how their work responds to the broader remit of the Bathway Theatre and/or the local community; and/or the interests of the Drama, Theatre, Performance Research Group; and/or the broader concerns of the degree programmes situated at the theatre.


Informal enquiries should be made to Jillian Wallis, David Hockham and Nicholas Holden via [email protected]


Deadline for receipt of applications is: 5:00pm, Friday 16 July 2021.

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