Opportunities for Artists including 'Crafted at the Coliseum'

Following the announcement of our Spring-Summer 2024 season, today we’re unpacking an offer for local artists

Coliseum at the Roundabout will host an artistic programme focusing on work made in Oldham. Key to this aim is an initiative that will give local theatremakers space, time, and a small budget to develop and showcase their work through our new programme, Crafted at the Coliseum. There are two opportunities up for grabs.

Got an idea you want to develop? We’re offering eight residencies to local artists/ companies to develop and share a new piece of work - if sharing feels right to you. Each company will each receive four days of space in kind, a bursary of £1,000 and a small budget for an optional sharing.

Got a show that’s just dying to meet an audience? We also want to programme a series of the best local talent on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the run. Each company will each receive a guarantee against box office, with space and staffing provided in kind.

Who is this aimed at?
Both offers for artists are open to all. However, we will prioritise giving opportunities to artists who:

  • Are based in Oldham or have a strong connection to the town
  • Have a passion for making artistic work relevant to our local communities
  • Show demonstrable experience of presenting your work in a public setting

How to express interest
If you’re interested in this brief, we’d love to hear from you. Please head over to our get involved page where we’ll ask you to provide:

  • Your name
  • Your contact details
  • Your Oldham postcode
  • Tick, ‘get involved as an artist’
  • A description of your idea
  • Consent for processing your data

Dates, deadlines and more support
We will review ideas on a rolling basis. There is no deadline for getting involved. If you need support or reasonable adjustments with this process, or have any questions, please email info@coliseum.org.uk

Equal Opportunities 
We want to create a community where everyone feels valued regardless of their background, identity, or circumstances. We are committed to equality and diversity within our workforce and particularly encourage those from under-represented backgrounds to apply.

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