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External Evaluator – WordPlay

1 October , 2014

Leeds Library and Information Service has been awarded funding from Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts stream to deliver a two-year pilot project, WordPlay – a programme of creative activities in The Art Space, a recently adapted space in the central library building.


The Library Service has commissioned Dep Arts as project producers to devise and curate a programme of activities, performances, workshops and exhibitions in conjunction with the WordPlay steering group.


We are now seeking to appoint an external evaluator to work alongside the steering group and Dep Arts to gather evidence and deliver a report assessing the impact of the project for the library service, audiences and artists.


For more details please see the Jobs and opportunities page.

Bryony Kimmings is seeking an Administrator

16 July , 2014

Bryony Kimmings is seeking an Administrator to provide high level and organised administration for the company. A varied role sitting under the General Manager encompassing general organisational duties, marketing support and office administration. The ideal candidate will be experienced, driven, enthusiastic and ready to embrace the principles of Bryony’s manifesto through all of their work. 


Part Time, 2 days per week 

Salary: £19,500/pro rata

Fixed term 3 month contract with a potential for renewal subject to future funding 


– Provide administrative support to the Artist, General Manager and Producer. 
– Work closely and proactively with the Artist – researching topics where needed, updating the website, blog and all social media streams. 
– Providing logistical support to the artist when she is on the road – booking all travel and transport.
– Manage and maintain the day-to-day running of the company office
– Deal with correspondence / emails as needed, maintain filing systems
– Assist in managing the artist’s diary – setting up meetings when necessary. 
– Assist the General Manager with the administration of project budgets and financial records
– Assist the Producer and General Manager in creating fund raising opportunities including development of grant applications and researching funding bodies. 
– To assist and help run Bryony’s Outreach and Education work. 


Person Specification 
– Being a self starter is a MUST for this role. Bryony is often away and needs someone who can continue to work without her present. 
– Fun, out going and organised. 


– Experience of working in the arts and/or creative industries at a paid administrative level, minimum 2 years experience in a similar role within an organisation. 
– Experience of fundraising or funding in theory
– A good understanding of social media streams
– Excellent organisational skills – competent on Excel, Word and experience of word press. 
– Strong written and oral communication skills 


– Knowledge of/experience of Bryony’s work 
– Experience of working in subsidised arts organisations 
– Experience of working in a commercial (profit making) creative environment 
– Experience of managing freelance teams
– Experience of updating website using a CMS


For more information or to discuss this role please call Jo on 07932 906610.
Please provide a short covering letter detailing your suitability for the post ands why you are interested in the the position, and an up to date 2-page CV to


DEADLINE: 28th July 2014 at midday. 
Start Date: ASAP

Great news for Bryony Kimmings

17 June , 2014

We are delighted to announce that Bryony Kimmings has been awarded £24,650 from Arts Council England for organisational development and the research and development of a new project.

This will allow her to build on her success to date and continue making outrageous, unpredictable and massively fun work.

Bryony will now workshop her ideas for a new multi-platform project ready to take to the stage in 2016. Continuing on her quest to make the world a better place through art, equality and action, the new project will see her working young men ages 15-25 years who live on estates across the UK. Her plan is to create a peaceful army of art-activists to challenge class, age and race stereotypes.

In the meantime watch out for her shows Mega! and That Catherine Bennett Show touring this autumn.

Incubate14 Call Out

31 January , 2014



1.To maintain (eggs, organisms, or living tissue) at optimal environmental conditions for growth and development. 



Incubate14 is Dep Arts’ subsidised producer support programme for emerging companies and artists. Incubate has been running for the last four years and has supported artists such as:

  • Rash Dash Theatre
  • Joss Arnott Dance
  • Fine Chisel
  • Tongue Tied Theatre
  • Fifth Word
  • Odd Doll
  • Square Peg


Incubate14 will be delivered in association with ARC in Stockton, providing an outside eye and access to space and scratch opportunities at ARC throughout the 12 month programme.


Dep Arts and ARC will work with each Incubate14 artist/company to develop a practical plan of work for the next three years.  They will then provide support to deliver the first year of that plan, which may include:


  • Support to develop relationships with key UK and international venue managers, promoters, potential commissioners and agencies
  • Tour booking and management service, including all tour related activity, both in the UK and overseas
  • Support to establish relationships with key funders, including assistance with writing funding bids
  • Support and advice in the continuing development of the company artistically and organisationally
  • Access to new opportunities for the company in order to raise their profile on a national level
  • Representation at key networking events
  • Marketing support
  • Access to one day training courses in audience development, fundraising and partnership development


Applications are open to artists and companies from anywhere within the UK and can come from any artistic/art form background.


Incubate14 is designed for artists or companies who have made one or two shows/pieces of work and are now looking to develop and tour their work further.


The subsidised rate for Incubate14 is £6,000 (including VAT). A minimum fee of £1,000 is payable at the start of the process, with the opportunity to include the remaining £5,000 in funding bids written and submitted over the course of the programme.




Early March 2014 Shortlisted companies invited to meet Dep Arts and ARC
Late March 2014 Selected companies announced
April 2014 Programme commences
March 2015 Programme ends


How to apply


To apply for Incubate 14, please email us a proposal (max 2 pages) including details about:


  • You/your company – who you are, what stage of development you are at, biogs of key members, reviews of previous shows


  • Your ideas for future work


  • How you would benefit from Incubate 14 , and why we should select you


  • Some visuals to support your application, which can include links to YouTube/Vimeo


Please send your proposal to by Monday 24th February at 5:00pm


Interviews will take place in Leeds in early March.

Nunkie Productions and Square Peg Theatre awarded Arts Council England funding

10 January , 2014

Nunkie Productions have been awarded Grants for the Arts funding to remount The Time Machine and embark on a national tour in May 2014.


Nunkie specialise in literary storytelling: theatrical performances based upon texts from the golden age of the English short story. Writer and performer Robert Lloyd Parry is well known for his acclaimed series of solo shows based on the ghost stories of M R James and has recently appeared in BBC Two’s MR James: Ghost Writer.


In The Time Machine, Robert brings H G Wells’s science fiction classic to life in another thrilling one-man show. Dep are delighted to be able make this announcement and to have supported Nunkie Productions in this ACE application.


We’re also very pleased to say that Square Peg Theatre have been awarded Grants for the Arts funding for the R&D, creation and premiere of their second full length production, Icarus.


Square Peg create highly visual and narrative driven theatre. They focus on combining new writing and physical theatre to bring fully rounded and exciting stories to life. Their original production, The Man Who Woke Up Dead will be presented at The Lowry on Thursday 23rd and Saturday 25th January as part of the venue’s re:play Festival.