Creative'pool - Unity Theatre

Creative’pool

Creative’pool is a new talent development programme providing over 200 artists a year with the training, networks, skills and resource to build a sustainable career in the creative arts.

With four different levels, Creative’pool has been designed to support creators of all backgrounds, at all levels of experience, preparing the next wave of Merseyside-based artists and producers to share their talent with the city and the world.

The programme will begin in January 2021 and includes £5 tickets across the Unity programme, free-to-access masterclasses and workshops, free space and support for artists to develop, record and stream their work, a year-long producer course with two weekend-residencies ran by national experts and a brand-new role for an Associate Producer.

This section of the website signposts artists and creatives to the different strands of our Creative’pool programme, including online workshops, networking, programmes and ticket offers.

Level One: Creative Membership

We’re enhancing our current Creative Membership, launched in 2019, to expand the amount of free and subsidised opportunities for artists.

Level Two: Space to Create

Open again from February 2021, Space to Create is a new Research and Development (R&D) scheme that offers over 12 weeks of free space across the year to artists who want to develop ideas in a financially risk-free setting.

Level Three: Level-Up Producer Course

Starting April 2021, Unity’s Level-Up Producer Course offers a more intensive support and training programme for a smaller cohort of artists and companies looking to self-produce their work to a high-standard.

Level Four: Unity Associate Producer

Level  four of Creative’pool will give one mid-level producer the chance to work as Unity’s Associate Producer on an 18-month placement.

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Creative Membership

Join the Creative Membership As part of our Creative’pool programme, supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, we’re enhancing our current Creative Membership, launched in early 2019, to expand the amount of free opportunities for artists. Creative Membership is completely free and enables creatives from all backgrounds to access our fantastic programme of work as well as […]

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Space to Create: Free Artist Hire 2020

Following local lockdown announcements we’d like to remind you that as a workplace for artists and education throughout workshop and courses, we are still open and operating under our phases reopening schedule and new COVID restrictions. Please see here for our COVID guidance.  We have currently reached capacity for Space to Create August – November […]

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Unity Associate Producer

As part of our Creative’pool programme, supported by by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, we are recruiting for an Associate Producer to join our team, managing our talent development projects and relationships with visiting companies and producing partners. We are looking for an experienced producer who is passionate about supporting local artists to realise their creative ideas […]

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Level-Up Producer Course

As part of our Creative’pool programme, supported by by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, we’re excited to launch our Level-Up Producer Course, offering a more intensive support and training programme for a smaller cohort of artists and companies looking to self-produce their work to a high-standard. Through a series of skills development, shadowing and networking opportunities, the […]

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