Unlimited Theatre is to appoint a new Co-Artistic Director

There are changes afoot to the senior management at Unlimited Theatre, with the creation of a new Co-Artistic Director role.

Applications are now open from UK-based artists who are interested in helping to lead this founder-led, non-profit organisation. Interestingly, the job description will accommodate the commitments and the hopes of whoever is appointed to this post, and all applicants will be met in person.

The company is particularly keen to consider those who are underrepresented in the arts sector.

“2020 and early 2021 has been a busy period of growth and reflection for Unlimited. Via their award-winning project Unlimited Space Agency (UNSA), in the first UK lockdown they ran The Astro Science Challenge: LIVE. This free STEM home-learning adventure saw almost 4,000 children take part in UNSA’s online astronaut training programme. More recently, Unlimited received a Blueprint R&D commission from Without Walls, to collaborate with Upswing Aerial to tell the hidden stories of women and people of colour in human space flight. There’s also a summer of outdoor touring ahead, with UNSA’s mobile HQ – The Space Shed.

Alongside this, the company has also been working internally to respond to the challenging events of
2020 – in particular the obvious need for a cultural reset, in the aftermath of the pandemic and in response to the re-ignition of the Black Lives Matter movement.”

The new appointment follows the departure of a founding member, playwright Clare Duffy. Jon Spooner, Co-Artistic Director of Unlimited: “While this last year has been hugely challenging and traumatic for so many people, we’ve not stopped looking forwards and asking each other how we can do more and do better. We couldn’t be more excited to meet and work with a new member of the company.”

Applications are open now for the Co-Artistic Director role. Deadline for applications: 6pm on Friday 9th July 2021.

Leeds Living