Proto-type Mentorship Scheme 2015/16

  • Cartography (2015) Credit: Flickbook Theatre


The 2015/6 Proto-type Mentorship Scheme is designed to support graduate theatre companies seeking a professional career in the arts.

We are really, really pleased to be working with emerging company Flickbook Theatre to help them develop their creative practice. Flickbook are based in the East Midlands and describe their work as “contemporary theatre with storytelling at its heart”. They are currently touring their new show Cartography which has received a great response during its recent Edinburgh run.

If you’d like to find out more then follow them here and here.


 Feedback from the 2012 pilot scheme…

“It’s a great opportunity, and we’re immensely lucky/grateful to given the chance to go through it.”

“We feel free to experiment with new performance styles and explore freely out of our comfort zones at the moment. This is in part due to a very productive artistic development session wherein a great deal of ground was covered, and in our eyes, a great many doors were opened creatively.”

“Throughout the sessions we were given a wealth of tips and guidance. All of this knowledge has been stowed away safely for us to use when it comes to touring and applying for funding for the first time.”

“A very positive experience. It made the professional dream real and helped us see the future of our little company a little more clearly.”

The 2015 scheme is supported by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts.