Supporting mid-career artists and companies are our passion.

Our associate programme offers two years of mentoring, opportunities, and space to create and perform, as well as the chance to put skills into action on Cornwall Playhouse Productions shows.

Supporting our Associates

Taken on in cohorts , each of our associate artists has different needs. For those who join us early in their career, we provide support with everything from brand assessment, contract law and marketing to tour booking. For more experienced artists we can provide access to industry heavyweights who’ll open doors, or make introductions to agents or producers. The key to the programme is getting to know the individuals or companies we’re working with, getting excited about their work and backing them as they take a leap into the industry, and soar.

Associate Artists 2020 – 2023

Emily Alden - Emily is a dancer & choreographer who works across dance & theatre, live & digital formats & communities. Current work: 'In My Head' a studio dance work about Emily's experience of hearing loss.

Carleen Anderson - An American soul singer, Carleen is known for her solo work as well as for being the lead singer of the Young Disciples. Current work: MELIOR, Opus Griot, an underwater, aquatic opera, with significant digital innovation.

Agnieszka Blonska -  A Polish-British theatre director and deviser, Aga is also a lecturer in Theatre at Falmouth University. Current works: Devils & We've Been Here.

Theo Clinkard - A Cornish choreographer and designer, Theo has built an international reach and reputation for his work. Current projects: Century Project - a hopeful dance that spans a hundred years and asks 'how we can be good ancestors?'; Understory - a website for dance graduates featuring 120 talks from dance practitioners focusing on the non-linear nature of a career in dance.

Jethro Compton - Jethro is a Cornish Writer, Director & Producer, currently living and working in Vienna. Current work: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Callum Mitchell - Callum is a Cornish Writer, artist, filmmaker and poet. Current work: Solomon Browne - coming to Radio 4, December 2021. Also working on a new live performance work supported by Arts Council England.

Cscape, Artistic Director: Sally Knight - Cscape blends imaginative physical theatre with energetic choreography, from beaches to mines, harbours to gardens, rural to midscale theatre venues. Current work: Imaginarium for early years audiences.

Dance Centred, Artistic Directors: Lois Taylor & Sam Lawrence -  Community dance projects, inspiring imagination and sharing their love of dance. Current work: Physical Postcards; Breathing Space; Wonder Women and Wonder Girls.

o-region, Artistic Director: Simon Harvey A Theatre and Film production company which specialises in producing small & mid-scale theatre and micro budget films.  Passionate about new writing and telling contemporary, human stories which are often rooted in Cornwall. Current work: LONG WAY BACK (Film); The White Horse of Zennor (Theatre) in development.

‘Owdyado Theatre, Artistic Directors: Charlotte Bister & Dan Richards - New writing theatre company developing thought provoking, plot twisting plays. Current work: Twisted Tales Vol.2 and Twisted Tales Outdoors.

Prodigal UPG, Artistic Directors: Miranda Henderson & Alister O’Loughlin - Physical Theatre & Performance Parkour, developing a new space in Par. Current work: The Fight, Zoo Humans, The Emergent Ensemble & The PAR-Teee.

Scary Little Girls, Artistic Director: Rebecca Mordan - An artist led, feminist theatre production hub. Current work: Greenham Women Everywhere; Greenham Women Digital; Salon de la Vie.

Trifle Gathering, Artistic Directors: Kyla Goodey, Sally Crooks, Hannah Stephens - Comedy theatre, street theatre, and immersive theatrical experiences. Current work: Endless featuring ND:less, Guns & Rosies Tattoo Parlour, Homesgrown.

Application Process

If you are interested in becoming an Associate Artist, get to know us through our artist development programme, we'd love to find out more.



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