Early Career

You are in the early stages of your career – figuring out your voice, your ideas and how you like to work. You might have been in a few group exhibitions or shows, shown work here and there, but this is an exciting time as you get to experiment, explore and take bold moves. Who knows what could happen next, but whatever the case we want to support you.

Performance

We have areas that are open to all and some that are offered to select artists whose work we want to support further – explore our opportunities below to get involved.

  • Come and see our performances – Our theatre shows are always open to the public and you can book your place through our What’s On page.
  • Movers – An independent theatre company based at Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester that work with learning disabled actors supported by a steering committee.
  • Our Open Door Policy – Coffee meet-ups, access to rehearsal space, and the discussions of proposal ideas; we encourage emerging artists to make the first move by emailing programming@le.ac.uk – We can’t guarantee individual feedback to each and every enquiry, but we will try to signpost you on to other opportunities wherever possible.
  • Support with Access within our building and events.
  • Free Room Hire – We can offer free room hire to explore your craft, experiment and host meetings.
  • Commissions – Selected artists can receive commissions from us to develop their work.
  • Work with our Learning Team and Researchers – Opportunities for paid work may come up within the Learning Team and our Research projects, including the Creative Engagement Fellowship scheme and SENsory Atelier Artist Callout’s for SEND schools.
  • Help with Applications – Whether it’s for external funding or applications for exhibitions, we can help you through the process.
  • Match Funding – For selected artists, we can match funding to open up more opportunities for you.

In Good Company

In Good Company is the flagship development programme for theatre makers in the Midlands, providing mentorship, business support, resources and high-profile performance opportunities.

Vital Spark

Vital Spark is a movement addressing the lack of diversity in the Performance for Young Audiences sector, through development opportunities, and the commissioning and production of new work.

UKNA

UK New Artists develops artist’s practice through cross art form opportunities and celebrate creativity at national and international biennials.

Curve

Curve is a state-of-the-art theatre based in the heart of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter that offers new and exciting performances.

Visual Arts

We have areas that are open to all and some that are offered to select artists whose work we want to support further – explore our opportunities below to get involved.

  • Come and see our exhibitions – Our galleries are always open to the public, so come along and explore today.
  • Gallery Lates – We leave our galleries open late to host music, artists, performances and more with good food and good company. Explore our socials to see when the next Gallery Lates is happening.
  • Creative Learning Courses and Workshops – Explore new artistic passions through our courses and workshops ran by experts within their craft.
  • Artist Talks – We are always so excited to host artists talking about their work and craft, and we invite you to come and experience this as well. Explore our exhibitions page and socials to see who is talking next.
  • Gallery Events – Whether it’s an exhibition launch, talk, or performance, we invite you to join us in the celebrations.
  • Craft Fair – We host regular craft fairs that anyone can apply to and share their passion within a supportive community.
  • Support with Access within our building and events.
  • Free Room Hire – We can offer free room hire to explore your craft, experiment and host meetings.
  • Commissions – Selected artists can receive commissions from us to develop their work.
  • Work with our Learning Team and Researchers – Opportunities for paid work may come up within the Learning Team and our Research projects, including the Creative Engagement Fellowship scheme and SENsory Atelier Artist Callout’s for SEND schools.
  • Help with Applications – Whether it’s for external funding or applications for exhibitions, we can help you through the process.
  • Match Funding – For selected artists, we can match funding to open up more opportunities for you.

UKNA

UK New Artists develops artist’s practice through cross art form opportunities and celebrate creativity at national and international biennials.

LCB Depot Workspaces

They offer a range of workspaces and studios across three sites in Leicester for individuals working within the creative industries, whether in a business, self-employed or freelancing.

Two Queens Studios

Two Queens offer studios of various sizes and types in Leicester, with 24/7 access, Wi-Fi, bills included and a membership scheme.

Leicester Open

The Open is a yearly exhibition, which allows anyone from any background and experience an opportunity to enter their artwork for display at Leicester Museum and Art Gallery.

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