We’re always up for a challenge, looking for new things and ways of working. It keeps us fresh and excited about what we do.
What We Do
Mentoring & Consultancy
After ten years as one of the leading UK producers working with theatre and dance artists / companies, we now work in a consultancy and mentoring capacity to help companies and artists develop their strategic thinking around areas such as partnership building with venues and promoters both here in the UK and around the world. This might for example include talking to you about your international plans and ambitions and helping you to make a workable plan for how best to realise those ambitions.
We’ve done a lot of touring over the years both within the UK and in places like Asia, mainland Europe and the USA so we can help provide advice or mentoring support on all elements of touring whether it be your first ever tour or if you are wanting to make the step up from small – mid scale or want to find the best way to take your work overseas.
Projects & Programming
Projects are the beating heart of Dep Arts; it’s what gets us out of bed in the morning. The bigger and more ambitious the better!
We are highly experienced project managers, skilled at creating, developing and managing all scales of cultural projects be that large-scale outdoor projects for audiences in their thousands or something smaller in a train station or car park.
We’ve recently finished working with Leeds City Council & England Rugby on TRY, a project that celebrated the Rugby World Cup 2015 coming to the city. Previously we’ve worked with Liverpool Capital of Culture in 2008, and helped deliver Imove, the Cultural Olympiad project for Yorkshire in 2012.
Due to over 20 years in the arts world and a very big contacts book, we are able to bring a huge range of skills to any given project. With associates we work with in areas such as press and media, Technical & Production, and thousands of creative minds to help deliver and create truly stunning events.
Our programming work includes REACH, our partnership with ARC in Stockton, WordPlay, our partnership with Leeds Libraries, and the New Realities project. You can find out more about these and other programming work in the Projects section.
We also commission work for specific projects we’ve been asked to deliver. This has included the commissions for REACH, in partnership with ARC in Stockton. We also recently commissioned two brand new outdoor works by Slung Low (Rugby Songs) and Tangled Feet (Collective Endeavour) for TRY, the Leeds cultural programme celebrating the Rugby World Cup 2015
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. We followed this in 2015 with a brand new children’s show called Emergency Story Penguin, a co-production with Leeds-based Theatre Company Slung Low. We also have a number of new shows in development for 2017.