Workshops & Skills Sharing

We’re delighted to work with the following organisations to provide these workshops and skill sharing opportunities:

house

house is a venue network and touring initiative based in the South East of England. It is delivered by Farnham Maltings with support from Arts Council England and an advisory group of venue leaders, programmers and producers from the region. It was established in 2012.

Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of social collapse.

Staging Change

Staging Change is a performer-led organisation, which supports artists responding to the climate crisis. The Staging Change network of performers and makers work together to discuss and actively change how the industry can overcome the challenges it faces in becoming more environmentally sustainable.

Sharing skills throughout the community helps everyone. So from programming secrets and regional touring tips, to making more sustainable performances and taking care of your bank balance – and mental health – while you do it, there’s a lot to learn. VAULT Festival is hosting a variety of workshops and skills sharing events to help you make the most of your goals.

All Workshops (in chronological order):

Rebellion (XR: Talks)

Sun 15 Mar, 15:00 – 16:00 (Time For Change at The Vaults, Leake St), Tickets: £FREE, Book Now

Poetry & Music Workshop with Genevieve Carver & The Unsung

Sun 15 Mar, 17:00 – 19:00 (Time For Change at The Vaults, Leake St), Tickets: £FREE, Book Now

Global Justice (XR: Talks)

Sun 22 Mar, 15:00 – 16:00 (Time For Change at The Vaults, Leake St), Tickets: £FREE, Book Now

Past Workshops:

Festivals: The Art of Programming

How do arts programmers select the performances and pieces to show at festival? Join Phoebe Hill from Young People in the Arts for a discussion about how arts festivals are put together and what’s needed to build an identity and brand across the festival programme.

Thu 30 Jan, 19:00 – 20:00 (Time For Change at The Vaults, Leake St), Tickets: £6.50, Book Now

How to Get Your Work Programmed

Join us for a talk and Q&A all about the STAMP network and get an insight into how to get your work programmed. STAMP is a group of 53 venues and organisations based in London who support and produce new theatre and performance work.

Thu 6 Feb, 15:00 – 16:30 (Studio at The Vaults, Leake St), Tickets: Free, Sign Up Here

Touring to Regional Venues

Mark Makin, house touring associate, theatre producer and tour booker will introduce you to the basic skillset and specialist knowledge that you need to successfully book a regional UK tour.

Fri 7 Feb, 11:00 – 16:00 (Time For Change at The Vaults, Leake St), Tickets: £12-£15, Book Now

The Art of Producing

Producer Laura Woodward will lead you through a half-day session on the mysterious art of producing.

Sat 8 Feb, 10:00 – 13:00 (Forge at The Vaults, Leake St), Tickets: £10-£12, Book Now

Heading for Extinction (XR: Talks)

Sun 9 Feb, 15:00 – 16:00 (Time For Change at The Vaults, Leake St), Tickets: £FREE, Book Now

Funding Seminar with Arts Council England

Free funding seminar and surgery for arts organisations and individuals keen to know more about the Arts Council England funding streams and initiatives available including National Lottery Project Grants and strategic funds. Bring your questions!

Thu 13 Feb, 14:00 – 16:00 (Forge at The Vaults, Leake St), Tickets: £FREE, Book Now

Marketing For Theatre Makers

Join Nadia Niesterowicz-Newstead, Clore Leadership’s Communications Manager, for this half-day training session exploring the principles of marketing and how to apply them to the arts.

Sat 15 Feb, 10:00 – 14:00 (Forge at The Vaults, Leake St), Tickets: £12-£15, Book Now

Introduction to International Touring

International Producer, Hannah Slimmon, will take you through the whole journey from defining your international ambitions, to the practicalities of touring abroad.

Sun 16 Feb, 10:00 – 12:00 (Forge at The Vaults, Leake St), Tickets: £10-£12, Book Now

‘Lovebombing’ the Police – Panel Discussion (XR: Decolonise! Decarbonise!)

Sun 16 Feb, 16:30 – 17:30 (Forge at The Vaults, Leake St), Tickets: £FREE, Book Now

Cassarotto Ramsey: How to Get an Agent

Playwrights looking for an agent, bring your questions to an informal Q&A with Imogen Sarre, a literary agent at Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd. We’ll cover what agents do and how to approach them (and anything else you’d like to know).

Fri 21 Feb, 15:45 – 16:45 (Studio at The Vaults, Leake St), Tickets: £FREE, Book Now

Making a Sustainable Show

Want to make your show as green as it can be? Come to Staging Change’s workshop on making sustainable shows.

Sat 22 Feb, 11:00 – 13:00 (Pit at The Vaults, Leake St), Tickets: £FREE, Book Now

What the Fringe am I doing?

A practical guide for new theatre companies and early-career artists navigating their first fringe theatre production.

Sun 23 Feb, 12:00 – 14:00 (Crypt at The Vaults, Leake St), Tickets: £10, Book Now

Decoloniality and Rewilding the Pysche (XR: Talks) with Mothiur Rahman from XR Muslims

Sun 23 Feb, 15:00 (Time For Change at The Vaults, Leake St), Tickets: £FREE, Book Now

Pathways to our low-carbon future: Imaginary Leaps

We have no option but to transition to a low-carbon future and we have little time left to do it. Three framings of how we get there dominate public discourse: individual lifestyle choices, greening capitalism, and techno-optimism. Despite efforts to present the transition as an opportunity, it is much more widely seen as a threat. Peadar Kirby challenges these framings as being too narrowly bound by our dominant technological and neoliberal society, arguing that we urgently need to make imaginary leaps adequate to where science tells us we have to go. Our pathways must begin by radically reimagining politics, economics, livelihoods, community and values, taking back the imaginative power we have allowed become so sterile and bounded.

Peadar Kirby is a former professor of international politics and author of the forthcoming ‘Karl Polanyi and Today’s Global Crisis: Transforming Market Society in the Era of Climate Change’ (Bloomsbury, 2020). He lives in Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Ireland

Sun 23 Feb, 16:00 – 16:45 (Forge at The Vaults, Leake St), Free, Book Now

Green Up Your Edinburgh Fringe

Taking your show up to the Edinburgh Fringe? Want to make your show as green as it can be? Come to Staging Change’s workshop on all things Edinburgh. We’ll be discussing the things you can do to make your show more environmentally sustainable, without spending lots of money!

Sat 29 Feb, 11:00 – 13:00 (Studio at The Vaults, Leake St), Tickets: £FREE, Book Now

What About China? – Mixed Bill (XR: Decolonise! Decarbonise!)

Sat 29 Feb, 15:00 – 16:00 (Forge at The Vaults, Leake St), Tickets: £FREE, Book Now

XR Podcast Live Recording (XR: Talks)

Sun 1 Mar, 15:00 – 16:00 (Time For Change at The Vaults, Leake St), Tickets: £FREE, Book Now

Jasmine Lee-Jones’ Programme of Rehearsed Readings (XR: Decolonise! Decarbonise!)

Sun 1 Mar, 15:00 – 16:00 (Forge at The Vaults, Leake St), Tickets: £FREE, Book Now

Engaging Marginalised Communities: What Stories Should XR be telling? – Panel Discussion (XR: Decolonise! Decarbonise!)

Sun 1 Mar, 16:30 – 17:30 (Forge at The Vaults, Leake St), Tickets: £FREE, Book Now

Your Questions Answered: A Q&A with the Programmers from the Biggest Venues at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

A panel of representatives from Pleasance, Assembly, Underbelly, Gilded Balloon, and Summerhall come together to answer your questions about the pros and cons of taking shows to Edinburgh Festival Fringe, how they programme shows, and what they’re looking for.

Tue 3 Mar, 15:00 – 16:30 (Underbar at The Vaults, Leake St), Tickets: £FREE, Sign Up Now

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