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Welcome to the 2020-21  New Associates taking part in a year-long professional development programme
L-R: Callum Berridge, Sophie Bloor, Matthew Gray, Samson Hawkins
Simon Marshall , Leanne Moden, Naomi Obeng, Elizabeth Twells, Sharon White

Over the course of one year, the New Associates will work closely with the New Perspectives team to develop your work and career, learn from our skills and gain valuable insights into our leadership and governance. And furthermore become part of the company's extended family, involved with our work as it develops and playing your own part in our future.
Opportunities made available over the year include:      
- attendance at masterclasses, skills sessions and professional development opportunities
-invitations to company rehearsals, readings, workshops and participatory events throughout the year 
- tailored support on a particular project or skill set including, where appropriate, rehearsal space, mentoring, dramaturgical support and marketing, funding and touring expertise 
- access to staff and board expertise and networks
- opportunities to observe board meetings, and take part in planning sessions to act as a sounding board for new ideas
- possibilities to collaborate with other New Associates as creative peers
A flexible programme
The shape of it will vary depending on what is required by each artist. Our aim is to offer you the specific support you need as an artist to take a crucial next step. 
"Being part of the New Associates scheme has been a great experience and a complete boost to my creativity."  Christina Tsoutsi, New Associate 2019
"Through the New Perspectives Associate scheme I have had the opportunity to grow as an artist, both practically and creatively. The tailored and flexible nature of the programme is a huge strength and allows artists to develop their work and skills at a pace that can fit in with an often busy schedule, or other project-driven work."  Gloria Lowe, New Associate 2019 
"The New Associate scheme has been invaluable to me - I have had a huge amount of ongoing support and reaped the benefits thus far." Grace Cordell, New Associate 2019
2019 New Associates behind the scenes on artist-led showcase PROTOTYPE 2020
The New Associates programme is a training opportunity. Agreed travel expenses will be reimbursed for those having to. All opportunities throughout the year are offered to our artists free of charge.  If you have any barriers to taking part in this opportunity, financial or otherwise, please feel free to discuss them with us at application stage. 


New Perspectives is an East Midlands' based touring theatre company, specialising in bringing new work to rural and community audiences. Through an annual programme of original adaptations, rare revivals and new writing, we aim to bring live theatre that is diverse, affordable and accessible into the heart of wide-ranging communities, as well as to regional, national and international venues.  
Our productions are testament to the fact that rural theatre is as relevant, challenging and vital as theatre made for any other environment. Our participatory projects, career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts makes tangible difference to people where they live.

As a registered charity (no. 1058309), your support can make a real difference... Find out more
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