Theatre in Schools Scotland: Open Call for Development Opportunity

Closing date: Mon 29 Aug 2022: 5pm

Theatre in Schools Scotland are seeking to offer a development opportunity for a d/Deaf, blind or visually impaired, disabled or neurodiverse artist or company, to work on a piece suitable for future touring into schools.

This is a one week development for an existing production or work-in-progress, to be further developed as a live theatre, dance or physical theatre production suitable for in-schools touring (a range within nursery to 1st year secondary and/or Special Schools or classes).    

They are looking for a production led by a Scotland-based d/Deaf, blind or visually impaired, disabled and/or neurodiverse artist or artists, with experience of leading the development of new performance ideas. This might mean working in or with an existing company, or as an independent artist. 

Development should take place before the end of November 2022. Full information an application guide, in various formats, is at

The available budget is a maximum of £5000. This includes artists fees, any materials, travel etc.  Additional budgets are available if there are any access requirements for the application process or the R&D time itself. Please get in touch with them if you would like to discuss this prior to application.  They are also happy to be contacted prior to application if you would like to discuss if your idea is right for this opportunity.

Theatre in Schools Scotland is produced by Imaginate and the National Theatre of Scotland to support and develop the touring of high-quality theatre and dance performances to Scotland’s schools and nurseries. This project is supported by the PLACE programme, funded by the Scottish Government (through Creative Scotland), the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Festivals.

For further information, please contact (Anna Derricourt), call 0131 225 8050 or visit

Closing date: Mon 29 Aug 2022: 5pm