Dates and Times
Tuesday 30 March - Thursday 1 April 2021 at 10am-2.30pm
Presented by STAMP Network
Following the huge success of our annual in-person event, STAMP Connects is back and this time we’re taking the programme online. Our three day programme will give artists the opportunity to participate in professional development discussions and meet venues and organisations to connect and gain an understanding of how they work to support artists.
The programme will feature:
- An online Marketplace where artists can book 10 minute chats with participating STAMP organisations
- Funding for independent artists sessions with Arts Council England and other funders
- ‘This is where we’re at’ – an open conversations with STAMP organisations about how they’re approaching artists support now
- A series of professional development discussions focussing on Digital performance, audience development and embedded community engagement.
The daily schedule is outlined below, further details on the events, timings and speakers will be published nearer the time.
All events will be captioned by Otter.ai. If you require BSL interpretation, please select this option when you book your ticket and we’ll ensure we can arrange the service.
To ensure as many people as possible can access the event, we ask that companies only book one ticket and coordinate the attendance of events between members.
Only ticket holders will be able to book into the marketplace. The booking system for the element of the event will open a few days in advance of STAMP Connects.
Tuesday 30th March
Embedded audience development vs marketing your show – how can you embrace both?
A discussion with Emma Blackman, a Fringe-First award-winning producer, and Daisy Hale, an independent producer and fundraiser who specialises in socially engaged work with queer, trans, and disabled artists. Chaired by Rory Newton Dunn – PR & Marketing Manager at Create Jobs.
Where We’re At
This session aims to open up a dialogue between artists and organisations about how the coming months may pan out, and for panellists to share their insights on the approach they’re currently taking to support and programme artists. Featuring speakers from Brixton House, Soho Theatre and Warwick Arts Centre.
Fundraising with Arts Council England – Early career
Will Young, Relationship Manager at Arts Council England, delivers a session around Project Grants for early-career artists.
Wednesday 31st March
Arts with communities: What’s happening, what has changed, and what’s still to do?
A discussion with Theatre making duo She Goat (DoppleDanger & The Undefinable), Kane Husbands from the Pappy Show and Suzanne Gorman from Maya Productions. Chaired by Jo Chard – Creative Partnership and Programme Manager at Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Fundraising for Independent Artists Beyond the Arts Council
A panel discussion with Lilli Geissendorfer of Jerwood Arts, Andrew Broadley of MGCFutures and Sarah Shead of independent producers Spin Arts about sources of funding beyond ACE. They will share their thoughts on developing relationships, making applications and key points to consider.
Where We’re At
This session aims to open up a dialogue between artists and organisations about how the coming months may pan out, and for panellists to share their insights on the approach they’re currently taking to support and programme artists. Featuring speakers from Artsadmin, Fuel, Kiln Theatre and Young Vic.
Thursday 1st April
Where We’re At
This session aims to open up a dialogue between artists and organisations about how the coming months may pan out, and for panellists to share their insights on the approach they’re currently taking to support and programme artists. Featuring speakers from Camden People’s Theatre, HOME Manchester, Theatre Peckham and The Yard Theatre.
Fundraising with Arts Council England – Mid-career
Will Young, Relationship Manager at Arts Council England, delivers a session around funding from Arts Council England aimed at artists with some experience of fundraising.
Adapt, Explore, Create: What is the role of digital in theatre’s future?
A discussion with Kevin Jamieson, Head of Programming for HOME Manchester, Javaad Alipoor, artist, activist and writer, Paula Varjack, theatre-maker and video-artist, and Tom Mansfield, Artistic Director of Upstart Theatre.
The Market Place
2pm-6pm every day
Following the huge success of last year’s in-person Marketplace meet and greet with London-based arts organisations and venues, STAMP has worked with its member organisations to provide artists with the opportunity to book one-on-one ten minute slots to have a chat, and ask their questions in a supportive online environment. This year’s Market Place features over 20 STAMP organisations and booking will open to ticket holders on Monday 29th March.
STAMP (Supporting Theatre Artists & Makers of Performance) is a group of venues and organisations based in London who support and produce new theatre and performance work. STAMP’s mission is practical collective action to improve the ways in which artists are supported by our organisations and the industry, and are valued in society more widely.
Current STAMP members include: The Actors Centre, The Albany, Almeida Theatre, Applecart Arts, Arcola Theatre, Artsadmin, artsdepot, Battersea Arts Centre, Barbican Centre, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Blue Elephant Theatre, The Bunker, Bush Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre, China Plate, Clapham Omnibus, Donmar Warehouse, Finborough Theatre, Fuel Theatre, Gate Theatre, GLYPT, Graeae, Hackney Showroom, Improbable, Jacksons Lane, Little Angel Theatre, National Theatre, New Diorama Theatre, The Old Red Lion, Omnibus Theatre, The Old Vic, Ovalhouse, Park Theatre, Penned in the Margins, Pleasance, Poplar Union, The Queer House, Rich Mix, Riverside Studios, Shoreditch Town Hall, Soho Theatre, Stratford Circus, Streatham Space Project, Talawa, Tamasha, Theatre Delicatessen, Theatre503, Unicorn Theatre, VAULT Festival, The Yard, Yellow Earth and Young Vic.