Step Change

Please note: the next round of recruitment for Step Change will be in Summer 2014. More details will follow shortly.

Step Change was established to support the professional development of talented individuals in the early-mid stages of their career in the arts – both those in organisations and independent. It recognises that individuals from certain backgrounds are often overlooked and have limited opportunities to acquire knowledge or practical experience other than through their day jobs. Consequently people can become ‘stuck’ on a particular career path with no conceivable way of making their desired change.

The programme provides coaching, mentoring and training from industry professionals and requires participants to undertake a secondment to experience a different role, discipline or scale of organisation. Five cohorts of participants have now emerged with a broader understanding of the industry, specific work experience and the invaluable advice and guidance of more senior arts leaders. The programme will be re-launched in 2014 with new partner organisations from around the country.

Find out more about the first of years of Step Change (3.81MB pdf doc), which was developed and run in partnership with the Royal Opera House, Young Vic, Battersea Arts Centre and Nitro. This includes case studies of participants and lists of mentors and host organisations.

If you’d like to be informed of any updates and announcements, please contact the Step Change coordinator to be put on the mailing list.
CONTACT: Gemma Baxter, Step Change Coordinator: gbaxter@nationaltheatre.org.uk