Mid-Career

You’ve been working within the arts sector for years now, whether within visuals arts or performance. Through your career you have made connections with fellow creatives and establishments, showed your work in different places and developed your artistic style to reflect your own vision. However, there are still places to go and new areas to explore to deepen your work, and we want to support you to do just that.

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.
  • Our Open Door Act – 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.
  • Nurture Network – an online space for artists to have discussions around participatory art, inclusive delivery and other important topics around SEND and neurodiverse participatory work.
  • Free Room Hire – We can offer free room hire to explore your craft, experiment and host meetings.
  • Performance Commissions – Selected artists can receive commissions from us to develop their work.
  • Touring Support – We know that touring is a huge part of performance, so we can offer guidance and support in developing a tour for selected artists.
  • 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.
  • Sensory Atelier Residencies – As part of the AAC, the Atelier explores new ways to learn and discover with SEN schools across Leicestershire that utilise artist’s skills through residencies.
  • Apply to become a Creative Learning Tutor – Have the opportunity to teach your discipline through your own course or workshop.
  • Gallery Takeovers – We may invite selected artists and their work to be a part of Gallery Takeovers such as our popular Gallery Lates.
  • 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.

Unlimited

An arts commissioning programme that aims to embed work by disabled artists within cultural sectors to shift perceptions of disabled people.

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.
  • 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.
  • Nurture Network – As part of Attenborough’s Sensory Artists’ Network, Nurture Network is an online space for artists to have discussions around participatory art, inclusive delivery and other important topics around SEND and neurodiverse participatory work.
  • Support with Access within our building and events.
  • Nurture Network – an online space for artists to have discussions around participatory art, inclusive delivery and other important topics around SEND and neurodiverse participatory work.
  • Apply to become a Creative Learning Tutor – Have the opportunity to teach your discipline through your own course or workshop.
  • Exhibitions – Selected artists may be asked to have a solo exhibition in Gallery 2, or join a group exhibition in Gallery 1.
  • 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 weekend workshops/gallery facilitators.
  • Sensory Atelier Residencies – As part of the AAC, the Atelier explores new ways to learn and discover with SEN schools across Leicestershire that utilise artist’s skills through residencies.
  • Help with Applications – Whether it’s for external funding or applications to exhibitions, we can help you through the process.
  • Match Funding – For selected artists, we can match funding in order to open up more opportunities for you.
  • Digital Exhibitions and Commissions – For selected artists we may commission you to produce and exhibit a digital piece, to be held on our website.
  • Public Art Commissioning – Selected artists may have the opportunity to produce public art through our commissioning.

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.

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.

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.

Unlimited

An arts commissioning programme that aims to embed work by disabled artists within cultural sectors to shift perceptions of disabled people.

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