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Step Change

Recruitment for the next round of Step Change will begin in Autumn 2016

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Step Change

Step Change is a national programme for professionals seeking to progress/develop their careers in the performing arts. Providing coaching, mentoring, masterclasses and experience-based learning, Step Change supports those in need of a change of direction.

Focusing predominantly on producing and management roles, Step Change expands the range of opportunities for those hoping to make a transition into or within the arts, especially those who are overlooked and underrepresented. In its sixth year and led by the National Theatre, the programme’s key aim is to develop confident, experienced, daring and aware professionals that will strengthen the heart of the sector.

Step Change 2014-15 and 2016-17 will be run in partnership with Bristol Old Vic (Bristol), the Live Theatre (Newcastle upon Tyne), The Lowry (Salford), with support from the Ambassador Theatre Group, Paines Plough and Theatre Royal Stratford East.

“Step Change gives you the confidence to articulate your future”
Participant 2014-15

“I have had a total change of career and got a new job”
Participant 2014-15

Find out more about the first five years of Step Change (1.6MB 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  Gemma Baxter, Step Change Coordinator, to be put on the mailing list.