Open call for LGBTQ+ artist, Brighton & Hove

Marlborough Theatre is delighted to announce a new opportunity for a Brighton & Hove-based LGBTQ+ artist working in theatre, live art and/or interdisciplinary performance. 

This opportunity is specifically for an LGBTQ+ artist early in their career or whose practices may have been overlooked and who feel they are not currently connected to a professional and/or LGBTQ+ artist network or touring circuit.

The artist will receive a £1000 participation fee, mentoring sessions with leading practitioners and an opportunity to see live work in a new location.

A tailored package of support from Marlborough Theatre will also be available. This support could include: showcasing opportunities, residency time, assistance with documentation or facilitated peer-to-peer learning.

All applicants should be outside of education and training and have delivered at least one documented project to a public audience. The minimum age requirement is 18 years old.

We particularly welcome applicants from PoC, migrants and /or neuro or physically diverse communities, as they are under-represented within the organisation.

How to apply 

  1. Send us a e-mail with a 200-word (max) OR a 3-min video description of your idea to develop a new piece; Please include a portfolio OR CV to go with your application; Send your e-mail to

Deadline for applications: 6th July 2018

Shortlisted applicants will then be interviewed. All applicants will be contacted with final decisions and feedback.

If you have any enquiries, please e-mail us on

This opportunity is part of Marlborough Theatre’s New Queers on The Block project building a new network for LGBTQ+ performance in the UK. Professional Development Opportunities are also available for artists based in Folkestone, Hastings, Bradford and Blackpool.

Supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Scheme.

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