LAUNCH - Unity Theatre

20 Stories High in partnership with the Unity, bring you LAUNCH – a brand new professional development programme for emerging theatre makers in Merseyside.

Funded by Arts Council England, its main mission is to equip emerging artists, theatre-makers and brand new companies with the right tools to enable them to launch a career in the arts.

20 Stories High have championed diversity in the arts since 2006 (with Unity challenging the social norms since the 1930’s), and together we will continue our aim to tackle the under-representation of working class and culturally diverse artists by offering the professional development programme entirely free of charge.

Image – 2018/19 cohort by Wesley Storey

What is LAUNCH?

LAUNCH has three strands:

LAUNCH ACADEMY – Make your own future
September 2018 onwards

The core of LAUNCH, the academy is a 6 month series of evening workshops in everything from finance to marketing to developing and producing your own project.

LAUNCH PROJECTS – Do your own thing
January 2019 onwards
Participants in the Academy will get a chance to submit their project ideas to be commissioned. The successful applicants will then get a chance to see their project realised.

LAUNCH TRAINEES – Sharpen your skills

Emerging professionals can get a chance to sharpen their skills in paid trainee roles in areas such as directing, producing or designing.