Call-outs and commissions for organisations and individuals in the cultural sector

    Call out for local fashion designers

    In the lead up to The Devil Wears Prada: A New Musical coming to Theatre Royal Plymouth from 06 July for its exclusive pre-West End season, TRP is on the hunt for the next big thing in haute couture, and your designs could be the talk of the town.

    Deadline: 07.06.24

    Artist Residency Opportunities

    WIDE OPEN is pleased to announce MAKING SPACE, a new rolling, monthly residency programme in Torbay, South Devon providing space and time for artists to develop their creative practice with tailored producer and mentoring support.

    Deadline: 29.05.24

    West of England Visual Arts Alliance

    The WEVAA professional development programme aims to support the ambition of artists living locally and increase resilience to challenges experienced in the current climate.

    Artistic Planning Coordinator

    The Theatre Royal Plymouth are looking for an organised, motivated and pro-active individual with excellent communication skills to join their team as Head of Artistic Planning for their Stages.

    Deadline: 23.05.24

    Head of Finance, Risk and IT

    The Theatre Royal Plymouth are looking for a ‘creative accountant’ to join their team as Head of Finance, Risk and IT. They’re looking for a top-notch accountant who enjoys theatre and the wider arts scene.

    Deadline: 27.05.24

    Business Support Officer - Design & Construction

    To maintain their support provision to the wider organisation the Theatre Royal Plymouth are looking for a highly organised, enthusiastic, and pro-active team player to fulfil the role of Business Support Officer, Design & Construction.

    Deadline: 30.05.24

    PhD Opportunity

    An opportunity to study for a PhD with the University of Plymouth about The Box’s historically significant Cottonian Collection.

    AIM Training Grants

    The Association of Independent Museums (AiM) is offering grants of up to £350 for member museums across the UK to develop the skills and expertise of their paid or voluntary workforce.

    Plymouth Music Accord Internship

    This scheme enables talented young musicians to take a step up and experience playing or singing alongside semi-professional and professional musicians in established adult ensembles.

    KARST Volunteer

    Looking for experience in the field of contemporary art? Why not become a KARST volunteer. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with invigilation, installation of shows & support at events.

    Contact: pl@karst.org.uk

    Made in Plymouth Content Creators

    Made in Plymouth is looking for Freelance Writers and Content Creators to contribute ideas and content to our platforms. 

    Soak Live Art nights artist open call

    Soak are looking for artists to perform at their Live Arts nights on 30 Nov and 25 Jan. This is a paid opportunity for artists across poetry, music and performance to share work of up to 20 minutes. Payment of £125 per performance is available.

    Send a description of your current work and a short bio to: soakliveart@gmail.com.

    Ocean Blog writing opportunity

    Calling all wild swimmers, paddlers, surfers, skimmers and shore walkers. As part of #thegathering sea re-connection project, The Conscious Sisters CIC is looking for contributions for their ocean blog spot. A place where people can talk about their connection to the sea.
    Email: hello@theconscioussisters.com

    Devonstream Sessions

    Funded by Youth Music, Devonstream Sessions offers eight Devon-based acts aged 18-25 an opportunity to record live sessions in studios around the county. The session recordings will be shared in Devonstream’s new programme Devonstream Discoveries.

    Volunteer at The Box

    Get involved with volunteering and placement opportunities at The Box to meet people, learn something new and share your knowledge.

    Prosper Business Support

    Business Info Point have launched a new, free business support programme for pre-start and trading businesses in Devon and Exeter. This specialised support is designed to help businesses and entrepreneurs improve productivity, reach net zero goals, move into new markets, develop new products and more.


    The below opportunities have now closed.

    Marketing Officer

    The Theatre Royal Plymouth are looking for a Marketing Officer to work within their marketing department.

    Deadline: 21.05.24

    Children and Young People’s Portrait Competition

    To celebrate Their forthcoming exhibition, ‘The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure’, The Box and Arts University Plymouth are thrilled to launch a ‘Children and Young People’s Portrait Competition’ in collaboration with the National Portrait Galley.

    Deadline: 12.05.24, 5pm

    Global Histories Producer

    The Box is currently recruiting for a Global Histories Producer to lead their Global Plymouth project, producing new displays, events and activities that allow us to reconsider key elements of the city’s histories linked to colonialism.

    Deadline: 13.05.24

    FCDI Artist Innovation Bursary

    Visual Arts South West are seeking applications for an artist bursary funded via the new­ly opened Fire­pool Cen­tre for Dig­i­tal Inno­va­tion (FCDI) in Taunton. This opportunity is for a Somerset or South West based artist who would benefit from support to develop more innovative, sustainable, engaged ways of working.

    Deadline: 15.05.24

    Short Play/Theatre Dialogue Call Out

    Calling local writers! The Barbican Theatre are looking for short (up to 5 min) pieces of writing for theatre for 1-3 actors to use in our work with our Adult’s Acting course participants.

    Deadline: 21.05.24

    The 24 Hour Plays: TRP Actor Call Out

    Theatre Royal Plymouth are looking for a range of actors to perform in 4 brand new short plays as part of The 24 Hour Plays.

    Deadline: 20.05.24

    Groundswell Callout

    Engage have launched a callout for presentations and fringe activity around the themes of ‘local practice leading global change’ exploring hyper-local and community-focused engagement practices for the upcoming Groundswell event. 

    Deadline: 29.02.24

    Head of Marketing & Communications

    The Theatre Royal Plymouth are looking for a Head of Marketing & Communications to lead their Marketing, Media & Communications, and Development Teams.

    Deadline: 25.04.24

    Immersive Cafe & Events Supervisor

    Real Ideas are looking for an Immersive Cafe & Events Supervisor to hold day-to-day responsibility for the Cafe and team of Customer Experience Hosts.

    Deadline: 06.05.14

    Membership Manager

    The Theatre Royal Plymouth are looking for a Membership Manager to hold responsibility for TRP’s Individual and Corporate Membership schemes and lead the Development team in supporting TRP’s strategic Business Plan objectives.

    Deadline: 02.05.14

    Create Growth Programme: Stage 1

    Creative UK’s Grow Your Business campaign, part of their Creative Growth Programme, is designed to help creative businesses develop skills to secure investments to achieve ambitions of growth.

    Deadline for Stage 1 Applications: 12.05.24, 5pm

    Operations Manager

    KARST is seeking a highly organised, ambitious and dynamic Operations Manager to direct a collaborative, diverse and effective working environment, across the organisation.

    Deadline: 18.03.24

    R&D Weeks

    Across 2 weeks, Barbican Theatre will host play days, intensives and platforms for new work and new collaborations to be tested. This will include a number of R+Ds. You can sign up to be part of the directors/ choreographers process, or you can sign up to R&D your own work. 

    Deadline: 19.03.24

    Barbican Theatre Advisory Board

    Are you passionate about Plymouth? The Barbican Theatre are recruiting for 8 people to make up an advisory board. Whether you’re a freelance artist, a theatre lover or just someone who wants to make a difference – they want to hear from you! You can help shape the future of Barbican Theatre. 

    Deadline: 19.03.24

    Technician for Rebels Young Company

    ReBels Young Company are looking for a theatre technician to join us on our touring production, ‘The Bakery is Closed Again’, this summer! Touring will run throughout June and July predominantly in the South West with a short Off-West End run. 

    Deadline: 25.03.24, 9am

    Programme Assistant (Maternity Cover)

    Literature Works are presenting a unique opportunity for someone to enter the world of writer development and creative programming of literature for 12 months as part of their small, friendly team.

    Deadline: 24.03.24

    Design Manager

    Theatre Royal Plymouth is recruiting for a Design Manager to join their Marketing and Communications team. The role will hold responsibilites for the theatre’s internal design needs, creating assets and collateral in accordance with brand guidelines.

    Deadline: 01.02.24

    Torre Abbey Trustee

    Arts Council England are seeking Trustees to carry out business in the Torre Abbey Development Foundation, developing aims, objectives and goals in accordance with charity guidelines, legal and regulatory guidelines.

    Read the Job Description.

    Find out how to apply.

    Deadline: 02/02/24

    Get Involved Awards

    Community groups, charities and social enterprises can apply to work with University of Plymouth’s researchers, to better understand a problem in their local area and to gain valuable insights. The aim is to build a network of community groups working with academics to exchange ideas and respond to real community challenges.

    Deadline: 10.02.24

    Contemporary Art Curator

    The Box are looking for someone with in-depth knowledge of contemporary art and a proven track record of working with artists to fulfil the position of Contemporary Art Curator. The job is ideal for a team player who values audience engagement.

    Deadline: 06.02.24

    Barbican Theatre Advisory Board

    Are you passionate about Plymouth? We are recruiting for 8 people to make up an advisory board for Barbican Theatre Plymouth. Whether you’re a freelance artist, a theatre lover or just someone who wants to make a difference – we want to hear from you! You can help shape the future of Barbican Theatre.

    Deadline: 19.02.24

    Isle of Scilly Cultural Centre & Museum Trustee

    Arts Council England are seeking Trustees to help bring new thinking, views and experience into the organisation to support the exciting transformation of the Town Hall and bring our new Cultural Centre and Museum into reality.

    Deadline: 15/01/24

    Senior Producer

    The Theatre Royal Plymouth are looking for a Senior Producer to join the team and play a key role in the Theatre’s Leadership Team. The role will be responsible for the coordination and line producing of TRP productions.

    Deadline: 12.01.24

    Design and Construction Project Manager

    The Theatre Royal Plymouth are looking for a Design and Construction Project Manager to work closely with the head of Project Development, managing projects, reporting back and ensuring a quality, timely delivery

    Deadline: 15.01.24

    Consultant Call Out

    Three years on from their launch, The Box are looking for a skilled and experienced marketing and/or audience development consultant/consultancy to help us develop new approaches to marketing and audience development.

    Deadline: 22.01.24

    Director of Fundraising

    This brand new role demonstrates the Theatre Royal Plymouth’s renewed commitment to fundraising and is an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate to build a team around them that delivers fundraising success for the Theatre.

    Deadline: 25.01.24


    Theatre Royal Plymouth are looking for someone to join them at TR2 to help the construction team with building amazing and unique theatre sets and produce first class scenery for stages worldwide.

    Deadline: 07.12.23

    Artist Commission - Imperial War Museums Legacy Fund

    The Box has been selected to be part of the IWM 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund, a national partnership programme of over 20 artist commissions. They’ll be using the Falklands Conflict of 1982 as a starting point. They’re inviting artists/collectives to respond to the themes of home, communication, sacrifice and family pressure.

    Deadline: 06.12.23

    Sales and Information Assistant

    The Box are looking for people to join their Operations team to welcome visitors, maintain visitor experience and work in the shop. There’s also an Archives role that wil support the public and researchers in accessing archives and assisting in opportunities to promote and improve the collections.

    Deadline: 20.12.23

    Theatre Royal Open Mic Night

    The Theatre Royal Plymouth are currently seeking applicants for their first ever Open Mic Night, How to Survive which explores the themes of inclusion, diversity and the climate emergency. 

    Deadline: 05.01.24

    Connecting Shores Call out

    A brand new audio-documentary series is looking for interviewee participants. Exploring young (18-30) People of Colours (POC) relationships to the sea, coast and marine environments, this innovative project aims to document and amplify voices which are often overlooked in the natural marine narratives.

    Deadline: 08.01.24

    Creative Voices Cornwall

    Awen productions CIC are looking for films for two community-led projects, including for Creative Voices Cornwall. This film will focus on the theme of ‘Citizen Journalism’ and shown at 4 festivals across Cornwall in 2024.

    Deadline: 04.12.23

    The Sanctuary - Mousehole Wild Bird Hospital

    Awen productions CIC are looking for films for two community-led projects, including for The Sanctuary – Mousehole Wild Bird Hospital. This film will focus on nature documentaries, specifically bird life/ornithology. Selected works will be shown at events celebrating the Mousehole Wild Bird Hospital in 2024.

    Deadline: 04.12.23

    Programme Manager (part-time)

    Creative UK are seeking also looking for a part-time Programme Manager who will operate at the heart of the Create Growth Devon and Cornwall Programme, influencing and developing its design and leading its successful delivery

    Deadline: 04.12.23


    Creative UK are seeking a Programme Coordinator to manage their new Create Growth Programme, enabling creative businesses the explore and secure commercial investment opportunities in Devon and Cornwall.

    Deadline: 04.12.23

    Our Space Assistant Practitioner

    Theatre Royal Plymouth are looking for a Assistant Practioner to assist with the Our Space Programmes by supporting Lead Practitioners in the planning and delivery of workshop sessions and looking after the pastoral care of participants. 

    Deadline: 05.12.23

    Digital Commissions

    The Box are offering three digital artist commissions supported by Arts Council England, with additional support from Plymouth City Council, the British Film Institute (BFI) and Real Ideas Organisation.

    Deadline: 31.10.23

    National Poetry Competition

    The National Poetry Competition 2023 is now open for entries. Run by The Poetry Society since 1978, The National Poetry Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious prizes for an unpublished poem of up to 40 lines, open to all poets worldwide aged 18 or over.

    Deadline: 31.10.23


    The Theatre Royal Plymouth is looking for a Dresser to join the Technical Department’s Wardrobe team to assist actors with changing in and out of costumes, pre-set and track costumes throughout performances.

    Deadline: 20.11.23

    Project Co-ordinator - a Creative Leadership Programme

    Plymouth Culture are looking for someone to join our small team to co-ordinate a new Creative Leadership Programme in Plymouth. The role will look to identify and enable leaders and support them to be fit for the future.

    Apply by sending a CV or LinkedIn Profile and Cover Letter to sabrina@plymouthculture.co.uk


    Deadline: 17.11.23, 5pm

    Media Technician

    The Box are looking for a Media Technician to provide specialist technical support and operation at The Box and related sites, including maintaining audio visual systems, digital storage systems, film, video and photography equipment.

    Deadline: 22.11.23

    Pop-up opportunities for creatives

    After the success of the meanwhile use programme, British Land PLC are looking to create more pop-up opportunities for creatives. Drake Circus will be creating an event space in the Atrium from July which they are offering free of charge to creatives and community groups.

    Creative Callout

    The Theatre Royal Plymouth are seeking theatre creatives for current and future productions, particularly from diverse cultural backgrounds or first-time collaborators. Directors, designers, sound/lighting/movement experts are welcome. Contact to discuss at recruitment@theatreroyal.com before applying.

    Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Children Ensemble Auditions

    The Theatre Royal are delighted to announce that they’ll be searching for two teams of 8 children to take part in this year’s pantomime. The auditions will be great fun and a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and learn from a professional choreographer.

    Deadline: 23.10.23

    Discovery Media Assistant

    The Box are looking for a Discovery Media Assistant to work within the Media Archive Team throughout the new project: ‘Reimagining the Film Archive’ programme, funded by the British Film Institute.

    Deadline: 22.10.23

    Business Admin Apprentice

    The Box are looking for an ambitious Business Apprentice to support our business functions whilst completing an NVQ Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship qualification with City College Plymouth.

    Deadline: 19.10.23

    Literature Works Charity Trustees

    Literature Works are looking for people who are enthusiastic about stories, writing, reading and literature in all its forms to join them as Trustees to boost their strengths in finance, creative industries, legal knowledge and more.

    Deadline: 30.09.23

    Access Support Worker

    Quirk Theatre is seeking to hire an Access Support Worker, aged 18+ and based in South West England, to support a cast member and work alongside the whole cast & creative team for Five Children & It, performing at Exeter Phoenix and Plough Arts (Torrington) in December 2023.

    Deadline: 16.10.23

    Design Assistant

    Quirk Theatre is seeking to hire a Design Assistant, aged 18+ and based in South West England, to support the Designer and work alongside the whole cast & creative team for Five Children & It, performing at Exeter Phoenix and Plough Arts (Torrington) in December 2023.

    Deadline: 16.10.23

    Plymouth Art Vending Machine

    Calling all Plymothian Playwrights and Poets! In August we’re unveiling the Plymouth Art Vending Machine. From now until the end of the project, there is an OPEN CALL for any Plymouth based writers! Each play and poem in the machine will be printed only once – so we need as many writers to contribute as possible.

    Deadline: Oct 23

    Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award 2023

    Support to professional woman photographers to complete a documentary photo essay which addresses an important social, environmental, economic or cultural issue, whether local or global.

    Autumn Term Rebels courses

    Join the Barbican Theatre for mentoring, inspiration and a chance to create your own touring show. Including 10 weeks of training, 10 weeks of devising and development and 10 weeks as part of a paid company creating a touring show.

    New term starts: 25.09.23


    CAMP CIC is looking for expressions of interest from current, past or potential members interested in becoming a voluntary CAMP Co-Director, to start 1st November 2023.

    Deadline: 03.10.23


    The CAMP Research Residency is open to any visual arts discipline – you could be an artist, arts curator, arts producer or arts writer. The focus is on contemporary visual art. You just need to have a clear research project you wish to undertake. 

    Deadline: 03.10.23

    Marketing Officer

    The Theatre Royal Plymouth are looking for a Marketing Officer to join their Marketing Department.

    Deadline: 02.10.23

    Our Space Evaluator - Freelance

    The Theatre Royal Plymouth are looking to appoint a highly experienced arts evaluator to devise and implement an evaluation framework that measures the impact of the Our Space programme.

    Deadline: 03.10.23

    Call for Researchers

    As part of The Box’s decolonisation journey, they’re opening up their film archive to researchers. How the research is conducted is flexible, but especially keen to welcome researchers from the global majority or with protected characteristics that are underrepresented.

    Deadline: 04.09.23

    Our Space Programme Manager

    The Theatre Royal Plymouth are looking for a practical and operational manager to oversee their Our Space programme. The programme works with people with lived experiences of homelessness, mental health issues, substance misuse, reoffending and more.

    Deadline: 19.09.23

    Stage Manager - Freelance

    The Theatre Royal Plymouth are looking for a Freelance Stage Manager for their upcoming show Father Christmas. They’re looking for someone to bring the magic of Christmas to Plymouth.

    Deadline: 15.09.23

    Assistant Curator: The Triumph of Art

    The National Gallery are recruiting an Assistant Curators,  based at The Box Plymouth, to support the development and delivery of the new commission The Triumph of Art.

    Deadline: 17.09.23

    Our Space Programme Assistant & Wellbeing Support

    The Theatre Royal Plymouth are looking for someone to aid with the administration and day-to-day running of their Our Space Programme. The programme works with people with lived experiences of homelessness, mental health issues, substance misuse, reoffending and more.

    Deadline: 26.09.23


    Fotonow CIC are seeking to recruit newNon-Executive Directors, to complement our existing board of two Executive Directors, in bringing financial, commercial or business experience.

    Community Movement Practitioners

    Exim Dance are currently looking to widen our team of assistant and lead community movement practitioners, to support us facilitating working with children, young people and adults.

    Deadline: 18.08.23

    Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas – Casting Call

    The Theatre Royal Plymouth are looking for a variety of roles to join their production of Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas, taking place this festive season.

    Deadline: 28.08.23

    Freelance Fundraiser

    CAMP are looking for a freelance arts fundraiser with a demonstrable success rate in terms of raising funds for small/medium arts organisations. 

    Deadline: 29.08.23

    Freelance Programme & Finance Coordinator

    CAMP is looking for a Programme and Finance Coordinator to support CAMP co directors, manage budget, maintain website, assist communications, fundraising and partnerships and support the Inclusive Growth Coordinator.

    Deadline: 28.08.23

    Business Support Officer

    To maintain their support provision to the wider organisation the Theatre Royal Plymouth are looking for a highly organised, enthusiastic and pro-active team player to fulfil the role of Business Support Officer. 

    Deadline: 01.08.23

    Senior Marketing Communications Officer

    Arts University Plymouth (AUP), the newest specialist arts university in the UK, is looking to appoint a Senior Marketing Communications Officer to join our Student Recruitment team.

    Deadline: 14.08.23

    Young People's Programme Co-ordinator

    Beyond Face are looking for a Young People’s Programme Co-ordinator to work closely with the Creative Thinkers to engage Global Majority young people in our offers.

    Deadline: 11.08.23

    Marketing & Admin Assistant

    Real Ideas are looking for a Marketing & Admin assistant to work closely with other members of the immersive team to ensure the success of Immersive and maximise opportunities for learning, innovation and growth. 

    Deadline: 13.08.23


    Fotonow are seeking a filmmaker to join our creative media social enterprise. They’re looking for someone with a dynamic and creative approach to filmmaking.

    Deadline: 20.08.23

    24 Oxford House Creative Hub - Studio Space Scheme

    The Studio Space Scheme aims to support local artists for development and exploration of their practice. Through this scheme artists awarded would receive access to Studio Space on a first come first serve basis around the premises current schedule.

    Deadline: 26.07.23

    Creative Industries Production Manager Apprenticeship

    The Theatre Royal Plymouth and the Mackintosh Foundation are offering an apprenticeship in the creative industries for a production manager.

    Deadline: 31.07.23

    Executive Producer - Touring & Partnerships

    Beyond Face are looking for an Executive Producer to join their Executive Team to help develop new and exisiting partnerships.

    Deadline: 07.08.23

    Media & Communications Manager

    The Theatre Royal Plymouth are looking for a Media & Communications Manager to join their Marketing and Communications team.

    Deadline: 02.08.23

    DesignLab Nation 2024 Callout

    The Box are looking for an innovative designer/artist/maker who can take the lead on an exciting design project with secondary school students and teachers based in the Plymouth area between November 2023 and July 2024.

    Deadline: 04.08.23

    Creative Director & Joint Chief Executive

    Exeter Northcott Theatre are looking for a Creative Director & Joint Chief Executive to drive their vision, search out brilliant, award-winning performances to bring people together and make Exeter Buzz.

    Deadline: 09/07/23


    This August, a new studio will become available at UNDER (the unit below KARST’s main space). UNDER is a raw studio space similar to KARST’s studio units before our capital works project.

    Deadline: 18.07.23

    Immersive Customer Experience Shift Supervisor

    Real Ideas Organisation are looking for an Immersive Customer Experience Shift Supervisor. The role has day-to-day responsibility for the team of Customer Experience Hosts who are the first point of contact for Real Ideas members and visitors at the Market Hall. 

    Deadline: 16.07.23


    Literature Works, Plymouth Culture and The Box are looking for the next Laureate of Words. The locally based Laureate will be commissioned to write and present bespoke literature through a mixture of public engagements and creative writing commissions.

    Deadline: 17.07.23

    Art Encounters Opportunity

    Engage, in partnership with Take A Part, is delivering Art Encounters in Plymouth between August 2023 – May 2024. The programme is open to applications from teams of up to 4 people to participate. The programme is FREE to participate in, and a small bursary of £1000 is available for each team to facilitate an action research project which engages local children and young people. 
    Deadline: 15.07.23
    Email: creativeproducer@engage.org

    Marketing Support Officer

    Do you have a passion for the arts, creativity and storytelling? The Marketing team at TRP are looking for another like-minded soul to help share their love for live performance with as many people as possible.

    Deadline: 29.06.23

    Take A Part CIO

    This is an exciting opportunity for a visionary and strategic Executive Director to join the nationally significant socially engaged organisation as they make a highly
    strategic move at Take A Part.

    Deadline: 03.07.23


    Quirk Theatre is seeking to hire an Assistant Producer, with a focus on sustainability, aged 18+ and based in South West England, to work alongside the cast & creative team for Five Children & It, performing at Exeter Phoenix and Plough Arts (Torrington) in December 2023.
    Deadline: 07.07.23

    Visitor Experience Supervisor

    The Theatre Royal Plymouth are looking for two Visitor Experience Supervisors to assist with the customer service in our public spaces, auditoriums and backstage ensuring our visitors feel special and our buildings are safe and in tip-top condition.

    Deadline: 11.07.23

    Hospitality Supervisor

    The Theatre Royal Plymouth are looking to recruit a Hospitality Supervisor to assist with the food, beverage and retail offering and operations to visiting patrons, staff, and cast.

    Deadline: 11.07.23

    Illustrator/Animator call out for short film

    Almanac Theatre are looking for a south west based illustrator and animator to create a short film in response to a new Arts Council Funded play, Kindle, by Hattie Collins.

    Deadline: 28.05.23

    Operations manager at the box

    Working alongside the CEO and Head of Business, this is a job for a creative and inspirational leader with experience of delivering customer service excellence, sustainability innovations and the highest standards of facilities management.

    Deadline: 29.05.23

    8 week interactive course for creative leaders

    New Ways’ 8 week interactive course for creative leaders to grow confidence and impact with racial and social equity. 

    10 spaces for 10 leaders.

    Deadline: 31.05.23

    Running Wardrobe Manager

    TRP are looking for a Running Manager to be responsible for liaising with touring companies, Production Managers and Head of Wardrobe to full fill the needs of the costume requirements of the shows in performance.

    Deadline: 14/06/23

    Membership Officer

    The Theatre Royal Plymouth are looking for an enthusiastic, organised and customer-minded person to join our Development team as our Membership Officer.

    Deadline: 15.06.23

    Volunteering Officer (Maternity Cover) - The Box

    The Box are looking for a Volunteer Officer (Maternity Cover) to help expand, develop and deliver the volunteer programme. In this role you will support the recruitment, induction, training and supervision of The Box’s volunteers and coordinate work experience activities.

    Deadline: 23.04.23

    Jobs at Devonstream

    Start a career in music/media and support Devon musicians. Online radio station Devonstream has two paid producer/presenter opportunities for 18–25s.

    Deadline: 14.04.23

    blueprint open call 2023

    Supporting the R&D phase of new and ambitious outdoor arts projects. Designed to enable artists to experiment with new ideas, collaborations and approaches to creating work.

    Deadline: 16.01.2023 12pm


    As part of their new history project called ‘Hidden Figures of Plymouth’, WonderZoo are pleased to offer two new job opportunities: Project Leader & Admin Assistant.

    Deadline: 23/01/23


    Call for artists to apply for a new piece of public art, funded by Historic England through the High Street Heritage Access Zone programme and commissioned by Plymouth’s Public Art Steering Group.

    Deadline: 30/01/23

    Art Commissions

    Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Culture are collaborating as part of the High Street Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) programme to revitalise and activate the City Centre Conservation Area.
    We’re looking for artists to fulfil two briefs, commissioning light-based artwork in the Civic Square.

    Deadline: 17.02.23

    Popeyes Plymouth

    Win £1000 to create a piece of art for the new shop. Popeyes® is coming to Plymouth and, to celebrate the opening, we’re inviting you to enter this incredible one-off competition to create a piece of art for Plymouth’s newest restaurant.  

    Deadline: 10am 17/03/23


    Creative Industries Federation are surveying the sector to lobby for more support for the self-employed

    Disability Art Online

    £8,000 was allocated to a new commissions pot which disabled artists can apply to

    Scenes for Survival

    Actors, writers and directors will be engaged and paid to create short pieces of digital theatre remotely from their personal spaces of isolation.

    Milton Keynes Arts Centre

    Commissioning fun and engaging creative learning content for their website.

    Keepmoat Homes Public Art Commission

    Artists are invited to submit an Expression of Interest for a public art commission in Ebbsfleet Garden City. 

    Commission opportunity

    The Box is inviting local/regional artists to apply for 20 micro-commissions of £500 to produce a new piece of work that explores the impact of the ongoing health situation. Apply by 25 May.

    Commission opportunity

    The Box has four music commissions of £500 each as part of our response to the ongoing health crisis called ‘A week in the life of a locked down musician’


    Seeking an experienced professional to lead on the development of digital and online aspects of Fotonow community project work

    Commission opportunity

    The Real Ideas Organisation is seeking a Creative Professional to deliver online content to young people in Cornwall

    Commission opportunity

    Opera North’s new ‘Lockdown Edition’ of its successful Resonance programme is open for applications now

    The Space

    Commissioning opportunities including BBC Culture in Quaratine

    Creative England

    Get free mentoring to turn your immersive tech idea into a successful business with Creative England’s Ideate Plymouth project

    Swan Films

    Grayson Perry’s Channel 4 show will be featuring works sent to Swan Films.

    Real Ideas Organisation

    RIO – Real Ideas Organisation has a commission opportunity available for a marketing professional to deliver online sessions to benefit young people aged 15-24 in Cornwall, who are interested in becoming self-employed along with providing some 1:1 professional mentoring support.


    SpudWORKS are offering the opportunity for a socially engaged artist to take up an artists’ residency exploring intergenerational interactivity across distance in a time of pandemic.

    Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy

    The fund will be contemplate a diverse range of virtual Network events tackling key issues within the current fundraising environment


    Series of new commissions inviting theatre and live art makers to create new works at home, for an audience who are also at home

    Opera North

    Designed to support UK-based BAME music-makers exploring new ideas and collaborating with other artists, a new ‘Lockdown Edition’ of Opera North’s successful Resonance programme is open for applications now.

    Literature Works

    Best-selling working-class country writer Natasha Carthew has established a Nature Writing Prize for working class writers

    Historic England

    Historic England – is asking the public to help record a week in lockdown. 100 images from the public and ten artists will be added to Historic England’s Archive to preserve them and officially record this moment in history

    One Dance UK

    One Dance UK are offering 3 months FREE membership to any freelancers in the dance sector

    Commission opportunity

    Real Ideas is seeking proposals from forward thinking artists and makers to create experiences for the Plymouth Art Weekender


    Is there a one-to-one performance at 2 meters apart? Or a project that you happen upon during your daily exercise? How can we interrupt this ‘new normal’? How can we commemorate, celebrate or challenge?

    Milton Keynes Arts Centre

    Milton Keynes Arts Centre is commissioning fun and engaging creative learning content for their website. 

    Rake Community

    Calling researchers, writers, data analysts, journalists, activists, academics, scientists, photographers, artists and practitioners of all disciplines to submit to RAKE’s online investigative collaboration initiative.

    People United

    Kind Places & Spaces wants to explore the positive impact that art and design interventions can have in communities.

    BBC Galton and Simpson Bursary for Comedy Writing

    The £5,500 bursary will help new comedy writers or writing partnerships develop a script for broadcast consideration, along with guidance from established industry professionals and the BBC Comedy commissioning team.

    Visual Arts South West

    Presenting a webinar series of talks and presentations titled ‘The Reset’, in collaboration with Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN).


    Call for artists in Residence . The organisers welcome applications from artists, designers, biohackers, musicians, or other cultural practitioners who want to carry out artistic work with biological media.

    Obsidian Coast

    Obsidian Coast – is looking for UK based arts  to initiate Hypericum: A Code of Practice, a curatorial and artistic development project, to generate a collectively produced and ever-evolving code of practice for feminist, anticolonial and environmentally sustainable arts organising.

    Plymouth Trails

    Freelance voice artists are being given an exciting opportunity to narrate three trails in the upcoming Plymouth Trails app.

    Journeys Festival International

    Journeys Festival International are seeking artists to create new commissions, each with a fee of £1,500 (to include production costs).

    The Arts Institute

    The Arts Institute – Art Commissions – Covid-19

    Four art commissions inviting artists working across film, visual arts, spoken word and performance to give voice to the current situation and develop new work that responds to the theme ‘Everything has changed. Nothing has changed. Change is coming.’


    Big Screen Southend

    Big Screen Southend is looking for artists, filmmakers or individuals creating moving image works for its future programme.

    Satellite Films

    Satellite Films – launched Skip/Intro, a new film commissioning programme for artist-filmmakers aged 18-25 in England.

    Creative England

    The Ideate Plymouth mentoring programme offers support to businesses or sole traders looking to use immersive technology to grow their business.


    Beyond Quantum Music

    Beyond Quantum Music Open Call – welcomes submissions for any kind of digital art, sound installations, video works, as well as music that connects analogue and/or acoustic instruments with digital ones, the old and new sound worlds.

    Armed Forces Covenant

    The Armed Forces Covenant call for Creative Projects for Armed Forces Communities in Isolation


    RE:SET –  a new virtual action learning programme for artists and creative freelancers and entrepreneurs developed in partnership with the hub. 

    Festival Stoke

    “Festival echoes” is a series of one-month artist commissions around the theme of “Creating art in a different landscape”.

    Light Night Worcester

    Light Night Worcester – is seeking to commission a selection of artists to create a number of projection-based new works for Light Night Worcester 2021.

    Festival of Thrift

    Inviting artists to propose work for ‘One Beautiful Moment’ to launch the festival on the weekend of Saturday 12 September 2020.

    The Box Plymouth

    The box is keen to gather peoples’ images, stories, mementos and more, so we can record these strange times and share them in the future

    Lonely, not alone

    Commission available for 4 young people aged 18 – 25 to create hero content for our next campaign. That’s paid work for four stylists and four photographers to collaborate on an image and microfilm for Lonely Not Alone this year.

    Deadline: 22.07.2020


    Season For Change

    Season for Change – launch Common Ground, a programme of four £10,000 commissions for artists.

    Deadline 30.07.2020


    Museums for Climate Action

    Reimagining Museums for Climate Action – In the lead-up to COP26, we invite concept and design proposals that radically reimagine the museum as an institution to help shape meaningful climate action.

    Deadline: 31.07.2020


    Royal Society of Marine Artists

    Artists are invited to submit work for exhibition alongside members of the Royal Society of Marine Artists at their Annual Exhibition 2020.

    Deadline: 07.08.2020


    The Rooftop Arts Centre

    The Rooftop Arts Centre invites submissions of artwork, poetry, video, and sound art to an online exhibition that explores the theme of connection, something that we are all missing during this time

    Plymouth University

    Plymouth University – iLEAD is a new 12-month development programme for leaders in Plymouth. It will create and embed an ecosystem of talent that will challenge conventional wisdom and shape and grow social and economic prosperity.

    Deadline: 18.09.2020

    Real Ideas Organisation

    RIO – Real Ideas Fellowship Opportunity for Young People in the South West.

    Deadline: 24.08.2020

    Peninsula Dance Partnership

    Peninsula Dance Partnership Choreographic Bursary 2020 – The CPD choreographic Bursaries are supported by Hall For Cornwall, Plymouth Dance and Dance in Devon. You may apply at any stage in your career.

    Deadline: 01.09.2020


    Terrestrial 2020 Remote Residencies Open Call – A paid opportunity for community artists across England to develop their local connections and explore new ways of working.

    Deadline: 24.07.20

    South West Creative Technology Network

    South West Creative Technology Network – is aiming to fund ideas for prototypes in the field of Data.

    Deadline: 07.09.2020


    Unlimited’s main aim is to commission disabled artists and companies to make exceptional work. For this next round, Unlimited has over half a million pounds available for Main Commissions, Research and Development awards and Emerging Artists awards.

    Deadline: 27.10.2020

    C21 Media

    C21 Drama Series Script Competition – is looking for pilots for a one-hour drama series from fresh writers who have the credentials to create a primetime series.

    Deadline: 30.09.20

    Oxford Contemporary Music

    Oxford Contemporary Music – OCM is now accepting applications for Boom 2020/21, an annual professional development scheme for music / sound artists / musicians and producers who are interested in creating and presenting inspiring contemporary music or sound based work outside of the concert hall and gallery.

    Deadline: 21.09.2020

    Poplar Union

    Open call for a second round of commissions to contribute to a winter edition of Outside In Arts Festival.

    Deadline: 21.09.2020

    Clore Leadership

    Clore Leadership is inviting applications for the 2021 Fellowship and their next Emerging Leaders and Leadership Pulse Courses.

    Deadline: 26.10.2020

    Plymouth Cultural Education Partnership

    The partnership are looking to commission a SW based theatre company to devise and perform a brand-new production by/for/with children and young people (aged 8 -13) in Plymouth. The commission involves a period of research and development with 4 primary schools and 1 secondary school in the Whitleigh/Southway area.

    Deadline: 07.12.2020

    For more details please email ben.vleminckx@theatreroyal.com 

    Women Leaders South West

    Women Leaders South West – is inviting applications to a leadership training programme that will support 16 women on their leadership journey.

    Deadline: 16.11.20

    Canadian Film Centre

    Call for UK and Canadian creatives and producers to become future leaders in immersive storytelling backed by funding support.

    Historic England

    Historic England is commissioning a new piece of outdoor art that celebrates the high street today. The new artwork will have a significant presence across High Streets HAZ schemes in at least five regions and engage the public as co-creators, participants and audience.

    Deadline: 22.10.2020

    Festival UK*2022

    Is inviting Creative Teams (made up of organisations and individuals from across the STEAM sectors) to apply to take part in a paid R&D project to create compelling, ambitious and jaw-dropping public engagement acts on a global-scale.

    Deadline: 16.10.2020

    The Amelia Scott Building Commissions

    Open call for artists and designers to make proposals for 1 or more of the 7 commissions for The Amelia Scott Building as part of the Artscore programme.

    Deadline: 25.01.2021

    Smart Citizens Programme

    Smart Citizens is opening Fab Lab Plymouth to communities. The programme offers workshops to design and make almost anything, tech & sustainability talks, community meet-ups, and training in digital design and fabrication.

    Deadline: 01.2021

    The Sony World Photography Awards

    The Sony World Photography Awards – open to all photographers operating in the photographic industry across the world.

    Deadline: 14.01.21

    The Box Plymouth - My Story

    Four £500 micro-commissions aimed at those who identify as part of Plymouth’s LGBT+ community. Each commission will produce a digital piece of work that can be shared across online platforms. Professional and amateur artists, wordsmiths, photographers, film makers and musicians are encouraged to consider how they can best represent their story, which will also be added to the Plymouth LBGT+ archive.

    Deadline: 03.01.2021

    Wysing Arts Centre

    Artistic residencies whose work will put broadcasting at the centre of the artistic programme to connect with remote and physically distant audiences.

    Deadline: 12/2020

    Sky Arts RSL Writers Awards

    The Royal Society of Literature and Sky Arts are delighted to invite applications for a new set of Awards to celebrate and nurture British writers of colour at the beginnings of their careers.

    Five Awards are available, providing each winner with ten free mentoring sessions over the course of 12 months with an RSL Fellow writing in their form, as well as two sessions with Awards Ambassador Bernardine Evaristo. Thanks to funding from Sky Arts, mentorships are fully funded.

    Deadline: 30.04.2021


    Experimentica is looking for three artists based in the UK whose practice, prior to COVID, focused on live art or contemporary performance and who need support to explore ways of adapting their approach to making and sharing their work.

    Deadline: 01.02.2021

    Royal Docks

    Royal Docks are looking for ambitious and bold ideas that can creatively, and practically, position the Royal Docks as a place of innovation, making, ideas, and experimentation and be inspired by, and rooted in, the people and place of the Royal Docks.

    Deadline: 10.02.2021

    Netflix Documentary Talent Fund

    The opportunity will be open to everyone and will give ten filmmakers, and their teams, the chance to make a short documentary film with a budget of between £20,000 and £40,000 each. All teams will be under the guidance of Netflix and other filmmaking professionals, to ensure that filmmakers and everyone involved in the production are fairly paid, and in a bid to open doors to those most under-represented in the industry. 

    Deadline: 31.01.2021

    Guild Hall School

    Open call to DISRUPT, a brand new digital arts festival taking place in July 2021.

    Deadline: 25.01.2021

    The Hatchling - Assistant Stage Manager

    Looking for an energetic, pro-active and organised Assistant Stage Manager to join the stage management team.

    The right person will have experience working in stage management, being fast and responsive as part of a large scale project, and ideally have some outdoor art experience. Experience of working with large-scale puppets is desirable but not essential.

    Deadline: 23.04.2021 at 12pm

    The Hatchling - Performers

    Opportunity for any actor, puppeteer, physical theatre, circus performer or dancer that wants to perform with Trigger on our spectacular event The Hatchling. Experience with large scale puppets is useful but not essential.

    Deadline: 16.04.2021 at 10am

    The Hatchling - Stage Manager & Show Caller

    Trigger are looking for an organised, motivated and personable Stage Manager & Show Caller for Trigger’s upcoming production of a major new site-specific work, working alongside a world-class creative team.

    The right person will have experience working with large scale ensemble casts, calling complex shows, and ideally have some outdoor art experience. Experience of working with large-scale puppets is desirable but not essential.

    Deadline: 23.04.2021 at 12pm

    All Stories

    mentorship programme that offers free mentoring to talented writers from underrepresented backgrounds who are unable to pay for such support.

    Fourteen mentorships are available, each delivered by a freelance editor.

    Deadline: 31.05.2021

    La Lorgnette 2021

    CulturA’Toi promote cultural exchanges between France and abroad through various projects.

    La Lorgnette is a comic strip competition on the theme of an enchanted world. 

    Deadline: May 2021

    Season For Change

    Season For Change invites all artists and cultural organisations to host events, artworks and actions across the UK that inspires urgent and inclusive action on climate change.

    February- July 2021

    Sony World Photography Awards

    Celebrating the best contemporary photography from the past year. The Awards give exposure, visibility and opportunity to photographers worldwide on an annual basis.

    A total prize fund of $60,000 (USD) plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment is shared between winning photographers.

    The Awards are free to enter and open to all photographers operating in the photographic industry across the world.

    Deadlines: 30.11.2021 for the Student category; 31.12.2021 for the Youth category; 7.01.2022 for the Open category; and 14.01.2022 for the Professional category.

    Bill's Attic

    Through the months of September  October and November 2020 is offering  free residency space in Bill’s Attic to individual artists, or a group of artists/ company who can demonstrate that they can work together while adhering to social distancing regulations, for a maximum period of 4 days.

    TRP Chief Executive

    The Board of Theatre Royal Plymouth is seeking an exceptional Chief Executive to succeed Adrian Vinken OBE.

    Building on the achievements of one of the most respected and highly successful regional theatres in the UK, the new Chief Executive will provide inspirational and entrepreneurial leadership for the organisation and its many stakeholders, ensuring strategic vision, artistic excellence, financial resilience, commercial success, and long-term stability and growth.

    Deadline: 17.05.2021

    Sunny Art Prize 2021

    Opportunity for both emerging and established artists to showcase their work and gain recognition for their talents on a global level.

    submitted artwork should reflect the diversity of art and culture, whilst promoting an exchange between Eastern and Western creative cultures.

    There is a total cash fund of £6,000 available for successful entrants.

    Deadline: 05.07.2021

    Low Carbon Devon

    The Low Carbon Devon Internship and Leadership Programme is a 3-month fully-funded internship opportunity placing current students or recent graduates of the University of Plymouth within Devon SMEs to work on a low carbon project.

    Coventry City of Culture

    Coventry City of Culture is inviting creatives to submit their interest and links to their work or portfolio to create a diverse catalogue/database of work and a register of interested artists that can be considered for public realm projects.

    SeaChange Arts

    SeaChange Arts- The Drill House Artist Residencies for artists that work in outdoor arts and circus, but also those that work in other disciplines who are keen to work collaboratively with or extend their practice into these art forms.

    Unity Through Sport

    In association with Spirit of Mayflower, Unity Through Sport invites people to take up the challenge of doing 400 miles in 66 days in the Mayflower 400 Mile Challenge.

    The Imperfect Orchestra

    Mayflower 400 Community Soarks Programme: ‘You Are Welcome Here’ aims to develop international and cultural inclusivity within The Imperfect Orchestra and the wider music community in Plymouth.