Funding and in-kind support to produce your first show

Making your first piece of work can be overwhelming enough without even considering the costs. That’s why each year our First Show Fund provides support to one new Hull company or individual to produce, market and record their first piece of work.

The fund can be used to cover venue hire fee, script and marketing printing costs, professional filming, production photography and poster and flyer design. We will also provide a range of in-kind support from mentoring and marketing to the use of meeting and rehearsal space.


Applications for 2018 open on 1 September and close on 1 November.

Who can apply

The First Show Fund is available to any company or individual permanently based in Hull that’s yet to produce a show with a run of three or more performances.

How to apply

Complete our online application form, detailing what your production is, how the money would be spent and when the money would be required, before 1 November.

See also

Middle Child Match Fund