Artist Bursaries and Package Holiday, In Good Company


Artist Bursaries


Derby Theatre are offering three bursaries of £2000 to help create high quality work made by BAME artists. They are for artists in the midlands of any theatre-related discipline to help develop their practice (eg take up an Assistant Directorship on a Derby Theatre show or work on a R&D etc), they are ring fenced for BAME artists in the recognition that these artists are currently under-represented in Derby Theatre’s pool of artists and in the wider industry. If you have any questions about your application, please email Rafia on

Package Holiday

Deadline: 26th February

Interview date: 9th March

We are offering an artistic retreat in the Nottinghamshire countryside alongside an opportunity to perform your work at Derby Theatre’s flagship contemporary performance festival ‘Departure Lounge’. We are looking for work made by BAME artists in recognition of the fact that these artists are currently underrepresented in contemporary theatre and In Good Company ambition to address this imbalance.

The offer 

1 week of free rehearsal space and on-site company accommodation at The HopBarn, a beautiful converted barn in the Nottinghamshire countryside  

Monday 2nd– Friday 6th July 2018

Programmed performance at Departure Lounge Festival  

(Friday 21st July 2017)

Performance fee of £500

Branded as our ‘Departure Lounge Package Holiday Production’

Guidance and support on funding applications

Further details on how to apply for these opportunities, as well as the submission and monitoring forms can be found here.