Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre has announced a new artist attachment scheme, as it confirms that David Greig will continue as artistic director for a further five years.
The theatre has also announced Zinnie Harris as associate director, following her work as a writer and director at the theatre on productions including A Number, Rhinoceros, and The Duchess [of Malfi].
Initially a year-long pilot, the artist development scheme aims to support 20 Scottish born and based artists who may be under-represented in the arts, including but not limited to writers, directors, designers, choreographers and composers.
Participants in the scheme, which is called L20, will be invited to use the theatre’s resources, collaborate with other creatives working at the venue, attend productions and workshops, and receive career development advice, with all travel expenses covered.
Greig said: “I’m very excited to announce we’ll be looking for a number of theatre artists to support through our new artist attachment programme, L20.
“This programme will be piloted in 2020 and is designed to open the Lyceum’s doors to artists.
“In my experience, the best theatre comes about when artists from different backgrounds, and with different perspectives, mix and spark with each other. This mixing and sparking is doubled when the artists concerned are given the chance to learn about and explore the possibilities of a major producing theatre.”
Applications for the programme will open in March, with the attachments beginning in June.