We love to co-create work in partnership with talented newcomers and we often commission work from emerging artists. Through our networks, we link all kinds of theatre makers, and we regularly post call-outs for opportunities.
Our industry workshops tell you everything you need to know about the realities of being a working artist, and our panel discussions provide a space for artists to discuss the issues that they care about.
Derby Dishes (Entertainment) Call Out
Call Out for Storm 23
Directing Tomorrow’s Theatre (Workshop)Tue 18 Oct, 2022
/“Having a constant believer is invaluable. I think if it wasn’t for Derby Theatre being there, believing in us... then I’m genuinely not sure Maison Foo would still be here”Bethany Sheldon Artistic Director, Maison Foo
/"It’s been like a ‘rebirth’ in terms of the excitement, confidence and ‘new energy’ I’ve felt. I’ve been challenged, I’ve learned new ways of working and have been able to look at my artistry from a different perspective."Rukus on Derby CAN commission
/"In Good Company has proved itself a beacon of good practice as a bridge between independents and venues and offers a model for the future as ACE moves into its Let's Create strategy."Lyn Gardner Theatre Critic
/"You have inspired me, if you had said to me this last year, I would seriously be embarking on a career as a stand - up comedian, I would have laughed, that is in large part due to this project"Feedback on Derby CAN's 'Ancestories' project
/"To be in a personal space where I can listen, receive advice, be motivated and for my voice to be heard is so inspiring as a young black artist."Feedback on Derby CAN & EMBAA's Black Artist Development program
In Good Company
Starting from what artists actually want rather than assumptions about what they need, it offers commissions, mentoring and performance opportunities.
All In Good Company opportunities pay artists fairly. It also aims to support artists who aren’t usually represented in the creative industries.
We’re the organisations lead partner, joined by Attenborough Arts Centre; Burton Brewhouse; Lincolnshire One Venues; Mansfield Old Library; Arena Theatre in Wolverhampton; Nonsuch in Nottingham; Curve, Leicester; Nottingham Playhouse, Royal and Derngate in Northampton and The Core at Corby Cube.
In Good Company receives funding from Arts Council England and, until September 2022, from the European Regional Development Fund through the Big House project.