Tue 30 March - Thu 1 April 2021


Tuesday 30 March - Thursday 1 April 2021


10am - 6pm


Pay what you can


Workshops & Learning




Following the huge success of our annual in-person event, STAMP Connects is back and this time we’re taking the programme online. Our three day programme will give artists the opportunity to participate in professional development discussions and meet venues and organisations to connect and gain an understanding of how they work to support artists.

The programme will feature:

  • An online Marketplace where artists can book 10 minute chats with participating STAMP organisations
  • Funding for independent artists sessions with Arts Council England and other funders
  • ‘This is where we’re at’ – an open conversations with STAMP organisations about how they’re approaching artists support now
  • A series of professional development discussions focussing on Digital performance, audience development and embedded community engagement.

The daily schedule is outlined below, further details on the events, timings and speakers will be published nearer the time.

All events will be captioned by Otter.ai. If you require BSL interpretation, please select this option when you book your ticket and we’ll ensure we can arrange the service.

To ensure as many people as possible can access the event, we ask that companies only book one ticket and coordinate the attendance of events between members.

Only ticket holders will be able to book into the marketplace. The booking system for the element of the event will open a few days in advance of STAMP Connects.


Check out the video from STAMP Connects 2019:

Credit: Rosie Powell

Image Credit

Day 1 (10am-2pm)

  • Embedded audience development vs marketing your show – how can you embrace both?
  • Fundraising with Arts Council England
  • This is where we’re at – session 1

Day 2 (10am-2pm)

  • Arts with communities: What’s happening, what has changed, and what’s still to do?
  • Fundraising for independent artists
  • This is where we’re at – session 2

Day 3 (10am-2pm)

  • Adapt, Explore, Create: what is the role of digital in theatre’s future
  • Fundraising with Arts Council England
  • This is where we’re at – session 3


STAMP (Supporting Theatre Artists & Makers of Performance) is a group of venues and organisations based in London who support and produce new theatre and performance work. STAMP’s mission is practical collective action to improve the ways in which artists are supported by our organisations and the industry, and are valued in society more widely.

Current STAMP members include: The Actors Centre, The Albany, Almeida Theatre, Applecart Arts, Arcola Theatre, Artsadmin, artsdepot, Battersea Arts Centre, Barbican Centre, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Blue Elephant Theatre, The Bunker, Bush Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre, China Plate, Clapham Omnibus, Donmar Warehouse, Finborough Theatre, Fuel Theatre, Gate Theatre, GLYPT, Graeae, Hackney Showroom, Improbable, Jacksons Lane, Little Angel Theatre, National Theatre, New Diorama Theatre, The Old Red Lion, Omnibus Theatre, The Old Vic, Ovalhouse, Park Theatre, Penned in the Margins, Pleasance, Poplar Union, The Queer House, Rich Mix, Riverside Studios, Shoreditch Town Hall, Soho Theatre, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Streatham Space Project, Talawa, Tamasha, Theatre Delicatessen, Theatre503, Unicorn Theatre, VAULT Festival, The Yard, Yellow Earth and Young Vic.

Lead image by James Berry

Pictures from STAMP Connects 2018 (credit: Alex Rumford)

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