Peilot: Chapter Associate Artist Programme - Call for Expressions of Interest

Posted on: 05 Sep 2016

Chapter is inviting artists and independent companies working in theatre, live art, dance, music and inter-disciplinary performance to apply to be part of our Associate Artists Programme.

This pilot scheme, funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Arts Council of Wales is designed to formalise and enhance the support we currently offer to artists at all stages of their careers.

Peilot will offer 3 years of dedicated support for each artist or company to maximise opportunities for touring, partnership working and UK and international collaboration.

What support is available?

Each selected artist will work closely with the Peilot Creative Producer to develop a flexible and bespoke programme of artistic, administrative and financial support.

This could include:

  • Rehearsal Space
  • Development commissions
  • Production /Technical Advice
  • Travel bursary to attend a festival
  • Advice and help with funding applications
  • Contribution to touring costs


Artists must be based in Wales.

What are we looking for?

We are keen to support dynamic and ambitious artists whose work reflects Chapter’s reputation for innovation and risk taking. We are particularly interested in helping artists whose work is difficult to categorise and may need extra support in identifying audiences and venues.

Although we expect research and development to be a natural part of each project, Peilot is primarily focused on production and presentation and we encourage artists to work with us to find the widest audience for their work; we are also keen for artists to collaborate with Chapter to develop original engagement  or educational activities that can be  developed alongside  projects where appropriate.

How do I apply?

Please apply by telling us the following :

  • What projects are you currently working on?
  • What are your ambitions for your work over the next 3 years? 
  • Are there any organisations you’d like to work with? 
  • At which festivals  or venues within Wales/UK or internationally would you like to present ?
  • How would you benefit from being a Chapter Peilot artist?

Please email your application to

Deadline Monday 19 September

The selected artists will be announced by 1 October

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