Seed commissions

In recognition of the fact that artists of colour are currently underrepresented in contemporary theatre, we have set up a new seed commission which offers £750 towards supporting the production of new work.

Along with a seed commission of £750, we also offer the following:

  • PR and marketing support, inclusion in brochures, website, social media activity
  • Technician to support get-in, and to operate your show (please bear in mind that we anticipate scratch commissions to require minimal technical support)
  • Ongoing development opportunities – we are keen that the commissions are the beginning of a long term relationship with the artists support, and we’ll do what we can to help you develop your work further
  • Rehearsal space, subject to availability

So far, we have supported the following artists with this seed commission:

HighRise Theatre
Caleb Femi
Rachael Young
Seke Chimutengwende and Alexandrina Hemsley
Marika McKennell
Subika Anwar-Khan
Paula Varjack
Tribe Arts
Maa-Yarkor Addo
Lynne Ekwe
Lanre Malaolu
Mohammed Zafar
Anna Himali Howard 

We have at least two call outs a year, so please join our mailing list or keep an eye on our opportunities page to find out first. If you think your work is relevant to the CPT programme but it falls outside of the timeline for these commissions, we’d still love to hear from you. Please contact [email protected]