National Theatre Step Change 16-17 – Applications now OPEN. Deadline 31st October 2016

national_theatreSTEP CHANGE is a national programme for professionals seeking to progress / develop their careers in the management of the performing arts, supporting those in need of a change of direction.

Focusing predominantly on arts administration roles (including producing, management, project management, learning, development, marketing, cultural policy etc.)

Step Change expands the range of opportunities for those hoping to make a transition within or into the arts, especially those who are overlooked and under-represented.



It is for individuals who:

  • Are at early/mid career level with a relevant transferable skillset
  • Are mature and self-aware with the ability to evaluate and take ownership of their own professional development
  • Have experience of working – preferably within the arts – for either a large organisation, a small one, independently, or all three (minimum three years, no maximum)

Step Change involves: 

  • Induction session (1.5 days in January 2017)
  • Residential Masterclasses (3 days each in March | June | October 2017)
  • Secondments at Host Organisation (40 days, April – December 2017)
  • Evaluation session (1.5 days in January 2018)



There will be several ‘Applicant Preparation’ sessions during w/c 3 & 10 October where you can hear more about the programme and meet previous participants:

  • Friday 7 October; 2pm – 4.30pm OR 5pm – 7.30pm – The Lowry (Hexagon Room) Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ (No need to book in advance)
  • Tuesday 11 October; 2pm – 4.30pm OR 5pm – 7.30pm – Live Theatre, Broad Chare, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3DQ (Book a free ticket for either session Call Live Theatre Box Office on 0191 232 1232)
  • Thursday 13 October; 11:30am – 2pm OR 2.30pm – 5pm – Bristol Hippodrome (Grand Circle Bar) 10 St Augustines Parade, Bristol, BS1 4UZ (No need to book in advance)
  • Friday 14 October; 12pm – 2pm (drop in session) – Eclipse Theatre, The Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX (Drop in anytime between 12pm and 2pm but email gbaxter@nationaltheatre.org.uk to let us know you’re coming)
  • Tuesday 18 October , afternoon exact time tbc – Attenborough Arts Centre, University of Leicester, Lancaster Rd, Leicester, LE1 7HA (Go to the website for updated information)

Contact: Gemma Baxter, Step Change Coordinator: gbaxter@nationaltheatre.org.uk

Deadline: Monday 31 October 2016

Go to the website to apply / find out more: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk