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Investing in artists living and working in Hull

Middle Child understands how difficult it can be for theatre makers to live and work in Hull, a city at the end of the line that often has to compete with the likes of Leeds, Manchester and London. Our artist development programme is our commitment to ensuring that artists in Hull are given top-class development opportunities across disciplines without needing to leave the city.

The programme also places artists we are excited about developing at the centre of our own productions. This means that, when working with Middle Child, artists at all stages of their careers will be given opportunities to develop while actually making work, instead of undertaking hypothetical situations.

Much of the programme is diversity-led, working towards a better representation in the stories being told in Hull, the artists who are telling them and the effect that has on audiences in the city. This includes a special commitment to the residents of the Thornton Estate, one of the most deprived wards in Hull and the home of our rehearsal and workspace since 2012.

Acting Gym
Career Kickstarter Fund
First Impressions Residency
First Show Fund
Freelance Fridays
Gig Theatre in a Week Residency
Lock In Festival
Middle Child Match Fund
Middle Child Theatre Library
Middle Child Writers Group
New Critics Programme
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