In 2012, Proto-type provided mentorship to a young company of recently graduated, contemporary theatre-makers. In this pilot scheme, the young company received resources and support to help develop their creative and organisational skills and establish their touring company.
Participant comments and feedback:
“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.”
This pilot version of the Proto-type Mentorship programme took place in 2012 with funding from Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts and with additional support from Lancashire County Council.