What the scheme offers
Access to free training opportunities
Support and mentorship from our staff teams
Use of our spaces for rehearsals, meetings and hotdesking
Complimentary theatre tickets
Invitations to networking events and opportunities to curate spaces
Support and opportunities to get your work to audiences / participants
Pastoral and wellbeing support
All successful applicants will receive £500 seed funding to ‘get going’ and where possible we will try to connect you to paid opportunities.
Applications for 2022/23 now open!
We are looking to welcome 3 – 4 new artists / companies into our community as part of our 2022/23 Associate Artist Scheme.
To be eligible, you must live in Eastleigh Borough or within a 20-mile radius and be prepared to work in a way that is meaningfully connected to our communities. The deadline for applications is Monday 30th May.
The scheme is most beneficial for emerging and early-career artists and we would recommend having delivered at least one public performance or professional project.
Becoming Associate Artists at The Point has propelled Milk Presents further than we could have imagined. The space, mentorship and endorsement the scheme has given us allowed us to make work, take risks and build our company both strategically and creatively.
Our current Associate Artists
Sophie graduated in European Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford in 2009 before going on to perform and direct a variety of children’s theatre, touring musicals, straight plays and gigging as a solo musician. Now juggling a range of projects alongside parenthood, Sophie is looking to focus her many creative outlets into a project that is representative of herself, her story of being a creative mother, and relating it back to her community to offer a platform for parents to air their struggles and triumphs.
Sophie freelances as a video content producer & editor of online craft/kids activity tutorials. She launched “Mothers Who Make Eastleigh” with Sarah Shephard from Filskit Theatre, and is getting back to her roots of gigging, songwriting, recording, and facilitating a local youth theatre. The show she plans to make during her residency at The Point has been simmering away for two years.
I’m over the moon to be cracking on with this creative project which will bring together communities of parents using original music, comedy and heart. The Point’s reputation for excellence is well known and I can’t wait to dig in to the mentorship opportunities they offer in order to develop as an artist over the year
Curious Pheasant Theatre
Founded in January 2017, Curious Pheasant Theatre comprises of Artistic Director, Becky Mills, and Creative Producer, Daniel Harris.
Curious Pheasant are a Hampshire based company who explore traditional pieces of theatre in non-traditional ways, aiming to change the way people view traditional pieces of theatre and challenge the norms.
Their most notable previous work is an all-male gay reinvention of the classic love story “Romeo & Juliet”, this physical theatre piece uses two opposing rugby teams to ground the piece in the 21st century despite the use of the original Shakespearean language.
Curious Pheasant Theatre are excited to be given this opportunity to take the time to grow and develop their practice and company to create further work in the future and to reach further audiences.
Gemma Kerr is a director and theatre-maker, with a background in site-responsive performance and new writing. She has made work for theatres including Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, York Theatre Royal, Soho Theatre, Derby Theatre and Omnibus. Her work often engages with ideas of place and identity; she is motivated to make socially engaged work that is also a good night out.
Her next piece for theatre, Quiet Girls, will be an exploration of the complexity of quietness and introvertism; using myth, debate, history and show tunes to bring to light real-life experiences and what it means to find your own voice.
Louisa White is artistic Director of Joyful JAMS CIC and will be working on a couple of exciting projects during her extended Associateship.
Pictures of You JAMS’ first performance film for the Dementia community will be used to develop activities and sessions to support arts as dementia wellbeing both in care and in the community.
Louisa’s other work is based in somatic experiencing and her ACE funded project SomaJoy provides precious time, mentoring and resources to explore, develop and make accessible somatic experiencing and connection with the natural world.