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Commissions & Opportunities

We are increasingly looking for opportunities to commission and co-commission new work. Particularly within the genres of Theatre, Dance and Family Theatre. These opportunities will be profiled on here and be offered on an application basis.

Routes In: A Guide to Getting New Work Programmed in the North of England (PDF, 3.41 MB)

This comprehensive guide includes advice for artists setting out to get their work programmed as well as a directory of Northern venues who programme new work. The guide was published by Venues North, a network brought together and chaired by ARC’s Chief Executive, Annabel Turpin.

Call out for Applications | Half Term 2020 Commission (PDF, 350 KB)

Commission opportunity: A new performance for young audiences aged 3-7.

For the 5th consecutive year ARC and The Civic are seeking to commission the creation of a new piece of work for 3-7 year olds to be presented at the venues in spring half term 2020 (w/c 17 Feb 2020)

For more information on the commission and how to apply please download the PDF.

CARP (Civic Artist Residency Programme) 2019/2020 (PDF, 490 KB)

For artists based in the North of England.

CARP is a flexible programme aiming to support artists in the process of creating work, developing and experimenting with new ideas in a nurturing and supportive arts environment.

Download the PDF to find out more and apply.