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ARTIST & TALENT DEVELOPMENT continues to be important to us all.
As the arts and culture landscape across the UK continues to shift and change, we will endeavour to respond to the needs of artists. We are in the process of making plans and will share these with you very soon, so please keep your eyes peeled! 

In the meantime, sign up as an Open Exchange member.
We would also recommend regularly visiting the GM Artists Hub website.
And for anyone interested in writing, we would recommend the Bruntwood Prize website,
which also regularly posts opportunities and events.

The Royal Exchange Theatre has an ongoing commitment to nurture, support and inspire local directors and facilitators. We have recently become the northern hub for the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme, a nationally acclaimed talent development programme, which complements our commitment to providing opportunities for next generation of directors at the Exchange. 

With each season of shows and productions, the Royal Exchange Theatre also runs Observer Mondays, a unique opportunity for aspiring directors, theatre-makers and facilitators based in Greater Manchester to observe the journey of a production from the first day of rehearsals through to Press Night. They will receive mentoring from one of our Associate Artistic Directors, tickets to see the production and a one-to-one meeting with the director of the production.

“We are really excited to create an opportunity for theatre-makers in Greater Manchester to experience all the elements of creating a production and gain a greater understanding of the various processes and creative collaborations that bring work to our audiences." Sarah Frankcom, Artistic Director

Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme

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Deaf and Disabled Directors Workshops

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