Diploma and Placement for Emerging Producer in association with Omnibus Theatre

CGO and Omnibus Theatre are working together to offer a 6 month programme for an aspiring creative producer from London with a special interest in artist and new company development. 

One producer will be chosen to join the zoom based DipCP classroom from Feb 20th to June 8th 2023, 2 days per week, and then to begin a part-paid placement with Omnibus Theatre working with Marie McCarthy, the Artistic Director, on the Engine Room programme and other arts development initiatives.   This opportunity is designed for someone who wishes to work with new creatives, new writers, and new ideas in the smaller/fringe and developmental areas of the arts. They will be London based and demonstrate deep interest and some experience of the development of creatives and new companies.

The course is offered with 50% support from CGO, so the overall cost for 16 weeks is £1400 rather than £2800, and the 12 week placement is paid for 1 day by CGO at £150 per day, so a total of £1800.  The applicant may choose to make this support part of a wider fundraising proposal to a trust or Arts Council as part of a 6 month personal development programme. Omnibus and CGO can be seen as in-kind supporters in this case.

Supporting theatre makers and creatives is a foundational part of our ethos and so this collaboration with CGO is an exciting prospect for us.  Having worked with some of the DipCP alumni, I know that the course offers excellent skills, knowledge and expertise and I’m thrilled that Omnibus Theatre will be providing a platform to hone this learning further.”  Marie McCarthy / Artistic Director Omnibus

I am delighted to return to work withOmnibus Theatre having been part of the Board of Trustees at the start of the theatre. I have always been amazed at the tenacity of this small unfunded venue which supports so many new companies with their first steps on a professional path, whilst also working tirelessly with the community around this beautiful old Victorian library conversion.  As a long-time resident of Clapham North (albeit now based in Scotland) it will be a pleasure to spend more time in the café (best barista and best prices in the area) exploring new ideas with the creatives of the future”  Chris Grady / Founder CGO Institute

How to Apply

To apply please send a cv and covering letter to chris [at] chrisgrady [dot] org explaining your current or future hoped for connection to Omnibus Theatre, and why this producer development opportunity fits your planned pathway (letter max 2pp please).

By applying you confirm that you have availability to undertake the DipCP (zoom classes Tue and Thur with time needed for assignments and reading Feb-Jun) and to dedicate 2 days per week to work with Omnibus – one day of which will be paid at £150 pd for you to be present within the building (12 weeks July-Sept).

A shortlist will be invited for zoom or Clapham meeting with Marie and Chris, and then you will write/film a short assignment (2000 words) to support your DipCP application.   Deadline for application Feb 1st / interviews early Feb / course starts Feb 20th.

Because of the late announcement of this collaborative opportunity, we are also happy to consider an applicant who undertakes the placement from July-Sept and then the DipCP with the next zoom class from Nov 2023 to Feb 2024.

Omnibus Theatre is a multi-award-winning independent theatre in Clapham, South London; shortlisted Fringe Theatre of the Year 2019 and 2022 The Stage, a recipient of the Peter Brook/Royal Court Theatre Support Award 2016 and Offie winner 2018. The heart of our ambitious programme, inspired by our building’s literary heritage, lies in both classics re-imagined and contemporary storytelling. We provide a platform for new writing and interdisciplinary work, aiming to give voice to the underrepresented and challenge perceptions. We believe in affordable tickets and theatre for all. Since opening in 2013 notable in-house productions include Woyzeck (2013), Macbeth (2014), Colour (2015), Mule (2016), Spring Offensive(2017) and Zeraffa Giraffa (2017). Co-productions include Queens of Sheba (2018) The Girl who was very good at Lying (2021 & 2022)

Omnibus Theatre is led by Artistic Director Marie McCarthy. Patrons include Dame Judi Dench, Sir Michael Gambon, Maggi Hambling and Lord Michael Cashman. We are a registered charity and receive no core funding.   https://www.omnibus-clapham.org/  | @Omnibus_Theatre