Recruitment Drive To
Find Candidates For Emerging Artists Programme 2016
Photograph by Mark Loudon.
A recruitment drive is now on to find the creative
talent of tomorrow in Liverpool to take part in a 6 month development
The Emerging Artists Programme 2016, delivered by Hope Street Limited, is
renowned within the industry as the perfect introduction for people to
develop and grow their skills and experience across a number of creative
The EAP2016 programme starts in June and runs for 6 months. The programme is
subsidised, enabling it to be free of charge to participants. Hope Street
Limited is dedicated to the development of artists, artforms and arts in the
Hope Street Limited is a registered charity and has been supporting emerging
artists in Liverpool for 27 years. It is a National Portfolio Organisation
of Arts Council England, and is funded by Liverpool City Council through the
Culture Liverpool Investment Programme.
Individuals with the following skills are invited to apply:- actors;
directors; musical directors / composers; designers / makers; producers;
movement directors; productions managers; and stage managers.
The full time intensive programme gives participants the opportunity to
create their own work alongside professional artists of international
calibre; network and meet key personnel in other major creative
organisations in Liverpool.
Key projects for EAP2016 include:- The Many Faces Of Francis Bacon; a masked
invasion of Tate Liverpool's hidden spaces; The Last Utopian; an immersive
theatrical game in Liverpool City Centre set in a dystopian sci-fi world;
and Trapped; a devised pay at the Everyman Studio inspired by the best
seller, The Fakir Who Got Trapped In An Ikea Wardrobe.
In addition to creating spectacular performances, all EAP emerging artists
participate in Business Matters, a programme to provide candidates with the
knowledge, skills and experience necessary for working in the arts and
Business Matters will focus on vital skills including:- producing a career
orientated biography and CV; building a portfolio of work; and attending
seminars from key organisations to build their career knowledge including
Arts Council England, Culture Liverpool and Equity.
The EAP programme has a proven track record with previous candidates going
on to gain employment with various organisations including Lantern Company;
20 Stories High; Everyman Theatre; European City of Sport 2016; The
Challenge; Brouhaha; and National Museums Liverpool.
Peter Ward, Director of Hope Street Limited, commented:- "The Emerging
Artists Programme provides a real insight into the many different career
paths of the creative industries and the opportunities available. It is a
great platform to kick start your professional career in the arts, and 90%
of participants who have successively completed the EAP course have secured
paid work in their chosen field. We are very excited about the projects we
have lined up for this year's EAP candidates. It is 'the' place in Liverpool
for developing emerging talent and realising the ambitions of others. It's
going to be a lively, colourful and unforgettable 6 months; come and join
The deadline for applications is 12pm, Wednesday, 6 April 2016.
Interviews and auditions will take place in the week commencing 18 April
Candidates must by aged 18 or over. There is no upper age limit.
Full details are available and also application information