Accelerator Stage One call out


Monday 11 June, 5pm

Credit: Photo by Jassy Earl

Monday 11 June, 5pm

How to apply

Send us a document or video that explains what your idea is that you would like to develop, thinking about who the work might be for and what development you might need.  Accelerator is production/performance-focussed so really paint a picture of what your intention for the production is and why it is important for your chosen audience.  You can find more details about what we are looking for in the Accelerator Stage One Guidelines.

You should send your applications to with Accelerator 2018 as the subject title.

Download Accelerator Stage One Guidelines

Accelerator is a new project offering mentoring, support from a producer and performance opportunities for artists to create new theatre and/or dance works in progress, with the aim of finding funding to bring it to a full production.

Accelerator will support artists to develop an idea for a new production, present it as a work in progress to potential partners (venues, festivals, funders) and find funding to take it to full production. A selection panel made up of Imaginate staff, industry colleagues and freelance artists will select one or two proposals each year.

Stage One

Deadline - Monday 11 June
Selection panel - Friday 15 June
Decision by - Friday 22 June

We are currently looking for applications for Stage One which is all about your idea and ensuring that the panel understands why this would be an excellent piece of work for young audiences. This is an open call out. A small group of artists will be invited to Stage Two to flesh out their idea with the support of a producer, in order to present a fuller proposal to the panel.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity, contact Creative Development Director Fiona Ferguson.