Associate Artists

Introducing The Hawth's Associate Artist Scheme


Associate Artists at The Hawth may be companies or individuals that share our mission to Engage, Inspire and Entertain and their ethos and working practices align with the theatre’s own artistic vision and policy.

Artists who have a long-standing relationship between themselves and the theatre, due to geographical closeness or repeated working relationships may be invited to become Associates. Other Artists may apply to the scheme during our open application period.

All Associate Artists work closely with The Hawth to develop new audiences and provide critical feedback for other productions and practices. They are part of a peer-to-peer support network and act as mentors for aspiring creatives working with the theatre.

What are the benefits of becoming an Associate Artist?

As an Associate Artist of The Hawth, you will benefit from rehearsal space in-kind, and the chance to attend artistic programming meetings. You would also have direct access to the advice, skills and expertise of our core team and our industry connections to help guide your professional development.

The package of support is bespoke to each artist’s needs, but may include advice on fundraising, marketing, dramaturgy, design and production, budgeting, or finding venues and appropriate collaborators.

In return our Associate Artists act as ambassadors and advocates for The Hawth, actively engaging with the theatre, our local community, those we support, and our programme of work.


Applications to be received by 1st Jan 2022

Interviews via zoom/in person w/c 17th Jan 2022

Notified/appointed by 31st Jan 2022

Appointment starts 1st Feb 2022

For more information and details of the application process click here


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