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Creative Learning

Mentoring & Training

In 2015, with funding from Arts Council England, we launched the Third Angel Mentoring Scheme. This scheme offers up to five artists/companies a year:

  • Five days of support from one or a combination of Third Angel Artistic Directors Alexander Kelly and Rachael Walton, and General Manager Hilary Foster.
  • A fee of £450 (including travel expenses).
  • A week’s rehearsal & mentoring space at Sheffield Theatres or with another of our partners.

The scheme ran again in 2016, and will run in 2017. Mentored artists for 2015 & 2016 are theatre makers and directors:

  • Charlotte Blackburn & Tim Norwood
  • Louisa Claughton
  • Jack Dean
  • Joely Fielding
  • Pauline Mayers
  • Yolanda Mercy
  • Chella Quint
  • Luca Rutherford
  • John Wilkinson

For over 10 years we have been providing training and mentoring for young and established artists and companies, such as Action Hero, Faye Draper, Hannah Nicklin, RashDash, Daniel Bye, Claire Hind, The Other Way Works and Unfolding Theatre, to name but a few. 

As with all our creative learning work, the mentoring we offer is bespoke, responding to the particular needs of the artist/company, and the specifics of the project.

This approach means that mentoring can be career advice, conversation, full and part time collaboration, directing, designing, running devising workshops, feedback sessions, production support – whatever the artists/project needs at the time. Often we are able to offer workshop and rehearsal space with our partners in Sheffield Theatres, or help artists begin conversations with other supportive venues such as ARC in Stockton and Bradford’s Theatre in the Mill.

We run practical training courses for graduates and artists from a range of backgrounds that introduce and develop our ways of working, but that also remain responsive to the needs and interests of the participants.

See more details of our mentoring projects selection

The selection of our mentoring and training projects gives an idea of the range of ways we work with other artists. If you think we might be able to help you and your process, then do get in touch.

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