National Artistic Programme 2022/23

January – November 2022


Launching our newest National Artistic Programme, focused on offering paid training and development opportunities to cultivate the practice of emerging artists. 


Against the backdrop of the pandemic, young artists have highlighted to us the lack of remunerated artistic and professional development opportunities for young artists who struggle to make their voices heard in the sector. Through fostering community and centralising agency, learning exchange and bespoke professional mentorship, the 2022/2023 National Artistic Programme aims to better equip young artists in the critical development stages of their careers, as they go on to shape the future of the theatre and arts sector. 


In a continued partnership with Playwrights’ Studio Scotland, textLAB offers training bursaries to six writers to come together and interrogate – through practice – what contemporary performance writing could and should look like. A project to connect, to experiment and to make work that is unafraid to disrupt the status quo. 



Trajectories is a young artist development programme founded on community building, intersectional collaboration and mutual learning exchange. Five early career artists, on the cusp of entering the professional theatre industry, undertake a 10-week paid programme, investigating their own practice and work towards an in-person showcase in July 2022. 



The programme has been made possible thanks to financial support from Creative Scotland

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