Artist Development

At Curve we are committed to developing local theatre makers, performers, writers, directors and choreographers. 

We are interested in working with artists to tell the stories that matter to us, our audience and local community, while offering entertaining, thought-provoking and moving experiences to the widest range of audiences.

If you are working on something or have an idea that you think might excite us, or if you need any help or guidance in getting a new project off the ground then we’d love to hear from you.

For more information please email [email protected]

Please note we only invest financially in work by artists on our formal Artist Development & Curve Resident Creatives, See below for more information.

Our Artist Development activity currently includes New Work Festival, our annual festival of new work celebrating the artists that live and work in the Midlands.

Our Curve Resident Creatives have the opportunity to develop their skill set and make new work in partnership with Curve on specific projects of their choice.



New Work Festival

New Work Festival is a celebration of new work created by some of the best companies in the Midlands.

New Work Festival focuses on new and innovative approaches to performance; the festival is a vibrant mix of theatre, dance and spoken word.

The Festival offers a snapshot of live performance that is dynamic, independent, and thought-provoking.

Curve Resident Creatives

Curve Resident Creatives is an opportunity for professional creatives and companies from any theatre-making discipline to receive bespoke support while developing their creative practice.

Curve Resident Creatives will receive:

  • Access to rehearsal spaces.
  • Financial Investment
  • Technical Support
  • Expertise from staff members
  • Invites to events at Curve
  • Opportunity to present work at our theatre.

For more information on Curve’s Resident Creative programme please contact [email protected]

Curve Connect

Curve Connect is a free membership scheme open to all professional theatre-makers and creatives in the Midlands, to support creativity and other artists.

Curve Connect will act as a central community hub and allow members to network with one another and access a number of benefits including workshops, training and discounted tickets to Made at Curve productions.

To find out more about Curve Connect then please click here.