Skip to site navigation.
Skip to main page content.

Open call for an LGBTQ+ artist, Bradford & Greater Yorkshire

New Queers On The Block - tower blocks image

Theatre in the Mill & Live Art Bistro are delighted to announce a new opportunity for a Bradford and Greater Yorkshire-based LGBTQ+ artist working in any art form. 

This opportunity is specifically for an LGBTQ+ artist early in their career or whose practices may have been overlooked and who feel they are not currently connected to a professional and/or LGBTQ+ artist network or touring circuit.

The artist will receive a £1000 participation fee, mentoring sessions with leading practitioners and an opportunity to see live work in a new location.

A tailored package of support from Theatre in the Mill and Live Art Bistro will also be available. This support could include: showcasing opportunities, residency time, access to digital tools and expertise, assistance with documentation or facilitated peer-to-peer learning.

All applicants should be outside of education and training and have some proven experience of performance. The minimum age requirement is 18 years old.

We particularly welcome applicants from PoC, migrants and /or neuro or physically diverse communities, as they are under-represented within the organisation.

How to apply

Send us an e-mail with a 200-word (max) OR a 3-min audio/video description of your idea to develop a new piece; Please include a portfolio OR CV to go with your application; Send your e-mail to with NQOTB in the subject line.

Deadline for applications: Friday 17th August 2018

Shortlisted applicants will then be interviewed. All applicants will be contacted with final decisions and feedback.

If you have any enquiries, please e-mail us on

This opportunity is part of Marlborough Theatre’s  New Queers on The Block project building a new network for LGBTQ+ performance in the UK. Professional Development Opportunities are also available for artists based in Folkestone, Hastings, Bradford and Brighton.

Supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Scheme.