Absolute Classics

Absolute Classics is a small yet ambitious charitable organisation that works to enable many people from diverse backgrounds to experience the sublime human connection and expression that participation in quality music-making activities provides. We are constantly looking for ways to create opportunities for people of all ages to meaningfully engage in exciting music-making activities that inspire participation, nurture talent, support discovery and build networks. We believe that music has a profound ability to forge strong connections, partnerships and shared ambition, and music-making activities have a unique power to express and share ideas, thoughts and emotions that connect us at a fundamentally human level.

For more information please contact - Education and Development Coordinator, Narelle Freeman: [email protected]

T: +44 (0) 7983916839 
W: www.absoluteclassics.co.uk


Brighton Fringe

Brighton Fringe is the largest open access arts festival in England; it sets out to entertain, stimulate and educate a wide audience by providing a showcase for diverse art forms across four weeks.

Brighton Fringe’s Fringe Academy aims to create an opportunity for individuals looking to expand their knowledge and understanding of the arts, providing skills based training, advice and support targeted at young people and those looking to work within the arts. Workshops are run throughout the year and are free to attend. All upcoming workshops can be found here: www.brightonfringe.org/fringe-academy

For more information, please contact Participant Services: [email protected]



Brown Paper Tickets

Brown Paper Tickets is the world's only Not-Just-For-Profit ticketing and event registration service, with the largest commitment to social responsibility in the industry. We offer free, world-class ticketing software and 24-hour live customer service in French, English and Spanish to help you to ticket, brand, customize and promote your events. Brown Paper Tickets donates 5% of its profits to charity and provides 24-hour telephone support for ticket buyers, while maintaining the industry’s lowest ticketing fee, so that you can create more successful events, delighted customers, and a better world.

For more information please contact Ivan Blanco: [email protected]

W: www.brownpapertickets.com


CALL Scotland, The University of Edinburgh

Funded primarily by the Scottish Government, CALL Scotland has been using technology to support children with communication difficulties for over 35 years. We also receive limited additional funding which allows us to provide advice and information for adults.

CALL has played a leading role in the implementation of Scottish initiatives to support learners with dyslexia, including Accessible Digital Exams and the Books for All database of accessible books and resources. We have produced a number of free resources, used internationally, including the wheel of iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties.

For more information please contact information officer, Allan Wilson

T: +44 (0) 131 651 6236
W: www.callscotland.org.uk


Creative Carbon Scotland

Creative Carbon Scotland believes in the essential role of the arts, culture and creative industries in contributing to the transformational change to more environmentally sustainable Scotland. We work directly with individual artists, organisations and strategic bodies engaged across cultural and sustainability sectors to harness the role of culture in achieving this change. We achieve this through year-round work, one off projects, and a range of free programmes and opportunities supporting the development of artistic practices which address sustainability and climate change (including the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award). We can advise companies on increasing the environmental sustainability of their show!

For more information, please contact Green Arts Manager, Catriona Patterson: [email protected]

T: +44 (0) 131 529 7909
W: www.creativecarbonscotland.com


Dyslexia Scotland

Dyslexia Scotland is a national charity working to support people of all ages with dyslexia. We also raise awareness of dyslexia, which affects 1 in every 10 people in Scotland.

From our Helpline, quarterly members’ magazine, awareness training, road shows and events to our network of volunteer-led branches, Adult Networks and a wide range of information leaflets, our aim is to help people with dyslexia to reach their potential.

Charity number: SC 000951 Registered No: SC 153321

Helpline: 0344 800 8484 or [email protected]

For more information and general enquiries please contact: [email protected]

T: +44 (0) 1786 446650
W: www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk


Equity UK

Equity is the UK trade union for professional performers and creative practitioners and is respected nationally and internationally for its work across all areas of the entertainment industry and its campaigns on behalf of artists and arts issues.

Equity's 40,000+ members form a community of major importance to the UK in artistic, social and economic terms and Equity negotiates their working terms and conditions. The union’s c5,000 Student Members also benefit from information and advice.

Equity also provides members with a wide range of services from free insurance to legal advice, helplines and job information.

For more information, please contact Louise Grainger: [email protected]

T: +44 (0) 207670 0214
W: www.equity.org.uk


Gorilla Repertory Theatre Company

Gorilla Repertory Theatre Company, Inc. was founded in 1992 and its mission is to provide the highest quality productions of classical dramatic material for New Yorkers and their guests where they are for free. Subject of the book "Gorilla Theatre," Routledge, 2003.

For more information please go to the Gorilla Repertory Company website.

W: www.gorillareptheater.org



Imaginate is the national organisation in Scotland which promotes, develops and celebrates theatre and dance for children and young people.  We want more children in Scotland to experience work that is deeply engaging, innovative and inspiring. We want more high quality children’s work made in Scotland and so support artists with a year-round programme of creative development. We celebrate the best of children’s theatre and dance by producing Edinburgh International Children’s Festival showcasing performances from Scotland, the UK and all over the world.

For more information please contact Fiona Ferguson: [email protected]

W: www.imaginate.org.uk


Leicester Comedy Festival

Leicester Comedy Festival is Europe’s longest running comedy festival, having been set up in February 1994.  The festival includes over 800 comedy shows and events, including showcases for emerging comedians, nationally respected competitions and performances.  One of the festivals aims is to support new talent so get in touch if you want to benefit from being involved.  Further information about performing can be found by visiting the “Take Part” section of our website.

For more information please contact Charlotte Laidet: [email protected]

W: www.comedy-festival.co.uk



Mountview is one of the UK’s foremost drama schools with an international reputation for excellence. We offer students of all backgrounds a wide variety of courses training them to work both on and off the stage. Mountview alumni include 2018 Olivier Award Winner Giles Terera, 2017 Evening Standard Award winner Tyrone Huntley, 2017 Olivier Award winner Rebecca Trehearn, Eddie Marsan, Douglas Henshall, Ken Stott and renowned directors Michael Longhurst, Ed Hall, Iqbal Khan and Maria Aberg.

For more information please contact Alister Dunk: [email protected]

W: www.mountview.org.uk


Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, ranked fifth in the world for performing arts education (QS Rankings, 2018) is Scotland's national Conservatoire, located in Glasgow’s bustling city centre. We’re the only institution in Europe to offer programmes across all elements of the performing and production arts – for our students, this ensures a broad education and experience with work that transcends disciplinary boundaries. Our students enjoy facilities among the best in Europe, including several industry-standard performance venues based on campus.

For more information about the opportunities available at RCS, please get in touch with Recruitment and Admissions Officer, Kimmy Shields: [email protected]

T: +44 (0) 141 270 8381
W: www.rcs.ac.uk


Saras Feijoo - Creative Adventure

Creative Flow Strategist and Coach, Curator & Multi-media Performance Artist, Saras works empowering determined females to grow confidence, joy & state of flow in their business & life.

As a Curator, Saras produces and co-produces international events combining visual, music and performance arts as well as one theme events all year round. She has produced the first Edinburgh Contemporary Clown Festival in the city, as well as co-produces Clown Cabaret Scratch Nights, Clown Cabaret Special Edition and Bouffon Scratchings

As a multi-media contemporary performance artist, Saras creates installation journeys taking the audience on an adventure of connection with themselves and those around them, where the focus point is to have fun and feel like a child, expressing ourselves freely. She also creates physical theatre pieces and collaborates with artists around the world both online and face-to-face.

For more information please go to the Saras Feijoo website.

W: www.sarasfeijoo.com


Scottish Drama Training Network

The Scottish Drama Training Network is a unique organisation dedicated to the development of practical drama-training in Scotland. A Scottish Funding Council Initiative, SDTN is a Network of 19 colleges and higher education institutions who provide practical courses in Theatre, Film, Television and Radio subjects. The SDTN Directory and online Course Finder lists all the courses available from the institutions and is useful to anyone pursuing a career in the Creative Industries.

For more information please contact Laura Gregson: [email protected]

T: +44 (0)141 270 8349
W: www.sdtn.org


Stage Directors UK

Stage Directors UK is the professional trade organisation for stage directors across the UK. We represent the interests of stage directors, championing their role, advocating their interests and campaigning for better rights and working conditions. As a membership organisation we offer support, training and professional development. We provide a sense of community and a unifying network for our members. We believe in moving the directing culture towards a greater spirit of collaboration and mutual support

Stage Directors UK - by directors, with directors and for directors.

For more information please contact General Manager, Liz Holmes: [email protected]

W: www.stagedirectorsuk.com


Staged for Life

Staged for Life is an employability project based in Edinburgh. They were founded in 2015 with the aim of giving young people a new pathway into reliable and engaging work. They organise free and accredited technical training for unemployed 16-24-year-olds in sound, lighting, A.V. equipment and stage management. They have worked across high schools and with groups including LGBT Youth Scotland, Edinburgh Young Carers and Access to Industry. They are also part of Annexe Arts Youth Hub: a new theatre for young people based in the Annexe Theatre on Merchant Street.

For more information please contact Catherine Wilson: [email protected]

W: www.stagedforlife.co.uk


Tromolo Productions

Tromolo Productions are an innovative multimedia production company pushing the boundaries of music meets theatre meets technology, with award winning gig-theatre shows and international collaboration. Tromolo make thought provoking art to challenge the status-quo and facilitate marginalised and excluded groups to find their creative voice through songwriting workshops and by creating accessible digital instruments. Tromolo have mentored young musicians and given talks on the music industry at further education establishments. Tromolo have also organised creative happenings and events like the legendary wonky cabaret night Club Tromolo, and produced records which can be heard on film, television soundtracks and international radio.

For more information please contact: [email protected]

W: www.tromoloproductions.com


UK Theatre

UK Theatre is the UK’s leading theatre and performing arts membership organisation. We promote excellence, professional development, and campaign to improve resilience and increase audiences across the sector. UK Theatre supports organisations and individuals in the performing arts at any stage of their career, through a range of training, events and other professional services. Whether it's through sharing knowledge, bringing you together with the right people or providing practical advice, UK Theatre supports you and your work.

For more information please contact Training & Events Executive Miriam Nicholson-Butcher: [email protected]
Membership Engagement Executive, Helen Rynne: [email protected]

W: www.uktheatre.org



Unlimited is a commissioning programme delivered in partnership by Shape Arts and Artsadmin. Unlimited wants to change perceptions of disabled people by commissioning UK-based disabled artists and companies to make new, groundbreaking and high quality work. By building a community of Unlimited Allies, Unlimited embeds the work of disabled artists in the mainstream cultural sector and improves access for both artists and audiences.

Visit our website for resources, upcoming opportunities and to see where our commissions are touring.

For more information please contact Senior Producer, Jo Verrent: [email protected]

W: www.weareunlimited.org.uk