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Here you’ll find information about any creative opportunities from Exeter Phoenix and our associates. For job vacancies, see our jobs page here >>

Creative Opportunities at Exeter Phoenix



Creative Youth Network, Exeter Phoenix and Somerset Arts Works are looking for 3 visual artists aged 16 – 25, ideally one from each city / area to exhibit work over three months – a month in each place – from January – April 2020.

This is an opportunity for emerging young artists to exhibit work and tour it across the South West region. It’ll help develop networks and professional relationships with curators and programmes from the South West and show work to a regional audience.

Full details here >>

The deadline for application is the 4th October 2019. Please send your application via email to Emily.bull@creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk


Theatre Alibi have recently unveiled their ‘St Thomas’ project and are on the hunt for volunteers.

The project is a celebration of our local area. With a propensity to flooding St Thomas has a fertile history. It was where a lot of the “less desired” industries were shoved to keep them away from the city centre. It was also where lots of the fun was had; the first Theatre in Exeter, the fair, the speedway… Its community welcomed the Black GIs during the war and housed most of the evacuee children. The place is bursting with stories.

For more details about how to get involved, head to Theatre Alibi’s website >>

Arts Council Project Grants 1-2-1 Advice Sessions

Are you planning to apply for an Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant? Book in now for a free 1-2-1 advice surgery with the Arts Council’s Phillip Butterworth who will be on hand with advice and pointers to make your application stand out. 

The sessions will take place on:

  • Wed 25 Sep (11am-4.30pm)FULLY BOOKED


  • Thu 28 Nov (10am-4pm). 

To book a 30 minute session, please email Kathy.norris@exeterphoenix.org.uk 


Hello my name is Adam and I’ve written a “bloody” musical. The next stage in development is the workshop, and so I’m now looking for performers to help me bring it to life! My musical is about a Vampire – imagine Rocky Horror meets Sweeney Todd and you’re getting close. For this workshop, together we will look at realising and filming a number of scenes, that involve the main characters:

  • Lead Female Role : (appearance Late teens) feisty inquisitive, loves playing music and singing
  • Lead Male Role : (appearance Late teens) orphan, has a it if a chip on his shoulder
  • Male role : (appearance mid – late 30’s) Father
  • Female role: (appearance early 30’s) seductive, suspected Vampire
  • Male Role: (appearance late 50’s) mild mannered, serious

Plus some supporting characters:

  • Female Role : (appearance early 20’s)
  • Female Role : (appearance mid 20’s)
  • And a chorus line of 8 characters (to play college students and also the Ladies and Gentlemen of the town)

*Dancing not essential but ideally all will have strong vocals*

Multiple characters can be played by the same performer so versatility in your performance would be a great asset. This is no ordinary musical as it uses a variety of music styles, from Rock, Pop & Indie to folk & “traditional musical” style music, so a love of all music styles is imperative! The resulting footage will be seen by Top West End movers and shakers so it will be an excellent opportunity for aspiring actors/actresses to showcase themselves.

Auditions will be held at Exeter Phoenix. Please email adamaddams@hotmail.com for more details and to book an audition time.

See Films For Free

Deadline: Ongoing

We’re recruiting new volunteer stewards, and are looking for enthusiastic people who love film and enjoy working in a customer focused environment.

Shifts are available for every cinema screening, and include collecting tickets on the door, assisting with the smooth running of Studio 74 during screenings, looking after the safety and comfort of our customers and advocating Exeter Phoenix facilities and events.


Become an Exeter Phoenix Gallery Invigilator

Deadline: ongoing

Are you are looking to gain experience in a contemporary arts environment, and immerse yourself in the Exeter art scene?

We are looking for people to assist in invigilating our main gallery on Saturday afternoons, talking to visitors, ensuring the safety of the artwork and helping collect comments.


See Events For Free

Deadline: Ongoing

Are you are looking to gain experience in a professional arts environment, and see a whole host of live music along the way?

We are looking for people to assist in the smooth running of our music gigs, looking after the safety and comfort of our customers and helping to promote Exeter Phoenix facilities and events. If you are enthusiastic, enjoy working in a customer focused environment and excited by our program this could be for you.


Exhibiting Opportunities

Deadline: ongoing

Gallery333: Gallery333 is a dedicated space to exhibit small, contemporary art installations. It is an intimate ‘window’ gallery space with a secure glass door situated in a busy location within the building. Dimensions are 125cm high x 74cm wide x 36cm deep.

Café Gallery: Our busy café bar offers a great platform for visual artists based in the South West to exhibit and sell their work. Suitable for 2D artworks with max.  dimensions of approx. 1m. We are looking for a range of contemporary practice including challenging and experimental work.

Submissions should be by email with images or web link attached along with an outline proposal, statement and CV if applicable


Become a Reviewer with the reviews hub

Deadline: Ongoing

The Reviews Hub is currently looking to expand the review team in Exeter and the South West.The Reviews Hub is a nation-wide theatre review website offering comprehensive coverage of regional theatre in the UK. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the review team. Get in touch for more information.