Artist Development

About the Artist Development Programme

Nurturing, supporting and training artists from across Yorkshire is at the heart of our work at the Playhouse. We’re proud to support the development of new work by local artists at every step of the journey and offer one of the most comprehensive Artist Development programmes in the country.

Furnace Social Club is our new network for local artists. It’s a community, a conversation and a chance to come together, meet people and spark new collaborations. It will be a place to find out first about opportunities and events here at the Playhouse, as well as ways of getting involved and finding new ways to collaborate.

Furnace Social Club Nights will be a regular fixture, inviting local artists to informal get-togethers, from film screenings to board game nights. The very first of these club nights will be from 6:30 – 7:30pm on Saturday 23 September , when Artistic Director James Brining, Associate Director Amy Leach and Creative Engagement Director Alex Ferris will introduce our new Furnace activity and upcoming events.

To attend the first Club Night, please book your free place with Jenny Sullivan on Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


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