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March 2012

Artistic Development

National Theatre of Scotland Artistic Development

The Artistic Development team exists to support the development of Scotland’s most exciting artists and artworks, to create a diverse and engaging programme of work for Scottish audiences, and develop and retain Scottish talent.

We do this by generating, soliciting and responding to the most exciting ideas by professional/ professionalizing artists and companies whose work we are familiar with and excited by. Once we’re excited by an artist or company’s body of work, we will cultivate a relationship with them through a range of activities, to offer bespoke development opportunities and generate the most thrilling ideas for production.

Together with our team of Associate Artists, currently: Graham McLaren – Associate Director, Kieran Hurley – Pearson Playwright in Residence, Iain Finlay Macleod – Gaelic Associate, and colleagues in the Learn Department.

We seek out new talent by attending a wide range of performances, reading scripts, running workshops and meeting people.

If you are an artist or company that would like to collaborate with the National Theatre of Scotland, we want to hear from you, so that we may build a relationship with your work, with a view to potential future partnerships.  

You can get in touch with us in the following ways:

If you have written a stage play:
We're currently reviewing our script reading programme but will be taking submissions again in April 2014.

If you are a theatre maker:
Please let us know about upcoming productions/performances that we can attend to begin a relationship with your work. 

Information should be sent to our Project Manager

If you are a performer:
If you would like to be considered for upcoming National Theatre of Scotland casting opportunities, please email your CV and headshot to our Casting Associate

For any other advice about how to connect with the Artistic Development team, please contact our Project Manager