What We Do


 

Here are some examples of the type of things we do but we are always up for a challenge large or small and we like new things and new ways of working, it keeps us fresh and excited about what we do.

 


 
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Tour Booking & Producing


 

We help companies and artists build strategic partnerships with venues, promoters and funders both in the UK and worldwide. This might include introducing you directly to theatre managers and funders or representing your work as part of our portfolio of Artists.

 

Touring is a significant part of what we do. This can be simply booking tour dates for a specific show or might cover the whole tour process, including marketing, press and tour management. We work with small to large-scale venues throughout the UK and internationally.

 

We provide overseas tour booking and management services to UK artists and companies, as well as helping to bring non-UK companies and artists into the UK. This includes representation at key market places such as IPAY, APAP, CINARS and The Edinburgh Fringe.

 

Our team can provide scheduling, budgeting, fundraising and overall support in the practicalities of running a small company.

 

 

 

 

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Projects & Programming


 

We are highly experienced project managers and are particularly good at developing, creating and managing large-scale outdoor projects. We are currently working with Leeds City Council & England Rugby on the cultural programme for Leeds which will celebrate the Rugby Union World Cup coming to the City in the autumn (2015). The project is called TRY. We have also worked with Liverpool Capital of Culture in 2008 and I-Move, the Cultural Olympiad project for Yorkshire in 2012.

 

Some of our programming work includes REACH ( our partnership with ARC in Stockton), WordPlay (our partnership with Leeds Libraries) and the New Realities project (detailed info on all these projects and some of our past projects can be found in the Projects section of the website).

 

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Commissioning


 

We commission work for specific projects we may be working on. Currently  this includes  a new work by Chris Thorpe & Hannah Jane Walker  for REACH which we are working on in partnership with ARC in Stockton, as well as two new large commissions by Slung Low (Rugby Songs) & Tangled Feet (Collective Endeavour) both for  TRY (Leeds cultural programme to celebrate the Rugby Union World Cup coming to the city) later in 2015.

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Making


 

As well as producing for a range of exciting artists and companies, we also produce work under our own banner of Dep Arts Productions. This started in 2013  with our first show The Enough Project directed by Alan Lane and written by Emma Adams & Cathy Crabb. This was followed with our second show in Spring 2015 which was a co-production with Leeds based Theatre Company Slung Low to make a brand new children’s show The Emergency Story Penguin. We also have a number of new shows / ideas in development for 2016.