There are exciting times ahead in Coventry! – the city that we started working in 30 years ago! And now, we at Open Theatre are re-committing to creating artistic and cultural offers for young people with learning disabilities across the city for the next 10 years. That all starts with exciting projects early in 2021, so we’re on the lookout for a producer and Coventry-based artists working in any art-form to work with us.




We are seeking an experienced producer to help deliver Uncover/Discover.

Uncover/Discover is an exciting multi-art-form, creative project for Coventry and
Warwickshire Special schools and colleges across September 2020 – April 2022 in partnership with Coventry City of Culture 2021. It is an ambitious, multi-faceted programme of creative work for young people with learning disabilities. Uncover/Discover focuses on revealing the
creativity rippling through Coventry.

Applications should be emailed to and consist of:

1. Covering letter which addresses the Job Description and Person Specification
(maximum 1000 words)
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Contact details for 2 referees (one should be your current or most recent
employer/commissioner). Please indicate whether or not we can contact
each referee without your prior consent.
4. Fill in our Equal Opportunities Form

Deadline: Monday 4th January 2021, 5pm

First-round interviews will be held on Monday 18 January 2021.

Should second-round interviews be necessary they will be held w/c 25 January 2021.





We are interested in hearing from creative practitioners and artists working in visual and 3D arts, performing arts, digital art and media, music, literature and art-forms that don’t necessary fall into those categories, or artists working across disciplines.

We are also keen to hear from creative practitioners (emerging or established) who are interested in training in the non-verbal physical theatre practice that is at the core of our work in special schools in
Coventry and across the West Midlands.

If you are a Coventry-based artist and are interested in finding out more about future opportunities to work with us please email with the subject ‘Coventry Artist – Expression of Interest’ and:

– Tell us a bit about you and your work
– Attach your CV
– Include links to, or attach documents showing, examples of your work

Whilst artists should always feel welcome to get in touch, we would encourage you to get in touch as soon as possible so we can start conversations about all the exciting opportunities.

Open Theatre recognises the long-term systemic barriers which have prevented black artists & cultural workers from thriving in the industry.

As part of our commitment under the More than a Moment initiative to combat these barriers, we are operating a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for any applicants from black* backgrounds who meet the Essential Criteria in the Personal Specification.

* We have adopted the Black Ticket Project‘s definition of ‘Black’: as of Black African, Caribbean, Afro-Latinx and African-American heritage, including those of mixed-Black heritage who identify as such (More Than A Moment).