Talent Development

Square Route is Square Chapel’s talent development programme, providing opportunities and support for artists, companies and creatives at various stages of their career, based in West Yorkshire and beyond. The programme is broken up into four strands: Connect, Present, Evolve and Create; with the aim to provide our creative community with the networks, platforms, residency and commissioning opportunities that are needed to grow a thriving cultural ecology for Halifax.

Over the last twelve months, we’ve been talking and listening to artists, companies and creatives from all over the country and internationally, at various stages of development, to find out what they really need from their arts centres. We’ve learnt a lot and we plan to learn more. So, we want to hear from you – whether you’re an artist, performer, writer, director, producer, audience member, educational institution, business, fellow arts organisation or simply someone with a passion for making things happen. To express your interest in becoming part of the network or supporting this initiative in any way, email alison@squarechapel.co.uk. Let’s begin the conversation.

Sign up here to join our SQ Route CONNECT network, for the latest news and opportunities for artists & creatives from Square Chapel Arts Centre and across the region, including socials, scratch nights, artist residencies, previews, commissions, casting calls and more…

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Square Route: Talent Development at Square Chapel

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