Wednesday 7 February 2024
1.30pm - 7pm
Last entry is at 5pm
Workshops & Learning
Join us for STAMP Connects - an afternoon for artists and organisations alike to come together for useful panel talks, open conversations and networking.
STAMP Connects breaks down barriers between independent artists and the organisations who exist to support them. As in previous years, it will feature panel discussions with a variety of programming, producing and commissioning theatres. At our ‘marketplace’, ticket holders can also meet, chat and build relationships with up to 20 London-based arts organisations, including the Kings Head Theatre, Soho Theatre, Theatre Deli and Pleasance.
STAMP Connects is an opportunity to tell venues and organisations what you think and what you need – and to gain an understanding of how those organisations and venues can support you and your work.
Confirmed marketplace stall holders: Artsadmin, artsdepot, Camden People's Theatre, Chelsea Theatre, Cockpit Theatre, Fuel Theatre, Gate Theatre, Improbable, Jackson's Lane, King's Head Theatre, Little Angel Theatre, Omnibus Theatre, Park Theatre, The Place, Pleasance, Riverside Studios, Shoreditch Town Hall, Soho Theatre, Streatham Space Project, Tall Stories, Tamasha, Theatre Deli, VAULT, Wandsworth Arts Fringe, Young Vic Creators Program. Bernie Grant Arts Centre (unfortunately can no longer make it).
You can download the full timetable of the day by clicking here or scroll down to the "Schedule" tab below.
Tea, coffee & biscuits will be provided free of charge throughout the day. Each ticket holder will receive a drinks voucher for one free drink at the networking session in the evening.
STAMP Connects is a relaxed event. This means we welcome all those with learning disabilities and/or additional sensory and communication needs, or anyone else who prefers to attend events in a more informal environment.
During the event, attendees should feel comfortable making noise and moving around as and when they need to in a friendly environment.
There is an admittance anytime policy, including during panel discussions, so attendees are free to come and go as they please.
There are no bright lights or loud noises during STAMP Connects.
There is a Quiet Space at Shoreditch Town Hall with armchairs, a sofa, and water available. There will be reserved access seating with good site lines of the stage, and near exits. All panellists will audio describe.
Shoreditch Town Hall's venue specific access information (including venue walk through, wheelchair user info, parking & travel etc.) can be found by clicking here.
Where possible, STAMP is committed to responding to additional access requests. If you have any specific access requirements you would like us to be aware of, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
STAMP 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.
The Albany, Almeida Theatre, Applecart Arts, Arcola Theatre, Artsadmin, artsdepot, Battersea Arts Centre, Barbican Centre, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Blue Elephant Theatre, Brixton House, Bush Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre, China Plate, Chelsea Theatre,, Cockpit Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Finborough Theatre, Fuel Theatre, Gate Theatre, Graeae, Greenwich Theatre, Hackney Showroom, Improbable, Jacksons Lane, Kiln Theatre, Kings Head Theatre, Little Angel Theatre, National Theatre, New Diorama Theatre, New Earth Theatre, the Old Diorama Arts Centre, the Old Red Lion, the Old Vic, Omnibus Theatre, Park Theatre, Penned in the Margins, Pleasance, Poplar Union, Rich Mix, Riverside Studios, Shoreditch Town Hall, Soho Theatre, Streatham Space Project, Talawa, Tall Stories, Tamasha, Theatre Delicatessen, Theatre Peckham, Theatre503, Unicorn Theatre, VAULT Creative Arts, Wandsworth Arts Fringe, The Yard, and Young Vic
Approximate Timings on the Day:
1.30pm – 1.45pm – Welcome and Introduction
2.15pm - 3.15pm - Programming & Artist Development Insight Session, featuring artsdepot, Camden People’s Theatre, Cockpit Theatre / Voila Festival, King's Head Theatre, New Diorama Theatre, Pleasance. Chaired by Kaya Stanely-Money (CPT)
3.45pm - 4.45pm - Arts Council England - Funding for Independent Artists - You can let us know what question you’d like our Arts Council Representative to answer by clicking here
4.45pm - 5pm - Short Break
5.30pm - 6.15pm - Panel Discussion: Dreaming Big with artists Dom Garfield, Beth Watson and Peyvand Sadeghian, led by Chrisite Hill (Cultural Programme Producer at Shoreditch Town Hall)
Beyond the challenges of now, what would we like the landscape for independent artists to look like in 5, 10 or 15 years’ time? This discussion will be led by provocations by three artists, imagining possible (Utopian?) futures for freelance artists and independent theatre-making. It will then open out into a wider conversation, about those futures, and how we might get there.
6.15pm - 7pm - Networking Drinks
The marketplace is open throughout the day for you to meet representatives from different organisations. There are 30 minute networking sessions programmed too at 1.45pm, 3.15pm and 5pm.
You can download the full timetable of the day by clicking here