News & Opportunities

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Enhancing Enhance!

Posted on: 29 Nov 2023

Enhancing Enhance!    Enhance 2 – our tailor-made access support and training for shows in post-production – is ready for a 3-year roll-out from 2023-26. Thanks to Paul Hamlyn Foundation, we are now offering this tailor-made programme for venues and touring theatre companies across the U.K. We will be working with 54 touring theatre companies […]

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Free Creative Workshops for VI Individuals with Experience of Domestic Violence

Posted on: 25 Sep 2023

Extant offers free creative workshops for VI individuals with experience of domestic violence   Extant are creating ‘Unseen,’ an audio drama that imaginatively explores and portrays the unique ways in which domestic violence affects blind and visually impaired individuals. We are offering free creative workshops online to any blind or visually impaired individual with lived […]

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We’re hiring! Extant is looking for an Administrator and Projects Co-ordinator

Posted on: 12 Sep 2023

We’re hiring! Extant is looking for an Administrator and Projects Co-ordinator     Arts Council England (ACE) has funded us as a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) from 2023-26 to undertake a programme of radical transformation, exploring new ways to enable truly inclusive arts leadership in the future. Extant is seeking a confident, independent worker to […]

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Jasmin, a Chinese actor in her mid-20s stands onstage wearing a yellow dress with a blue lightning bolt across the chest with long white sleeves and socks. She holds a cane triumphantly above her head in both hands.

We’re hiring! Extant seeks Access Workers

Posted on: 14 Aug 2023

We’re hiring! Extant seeks Access Workers     About the role Extant is seeking Access Workers to support visually impaired (VI) staff, contractors, and Extant event attendees across various upcoming projects.  In particular, we’re seeking Access Workers to support blind and partially sighted artists throughout the rehearsal period and performance of an upcoming accessible production.  […]

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An actor wearing a blue boiler suit with a bright red star on the back, a tall red wig and a red tutu has his back to the camera and his arms raised towards the colourful yellow observatory set.

We’re hiring! Extant is looking for an Enhance Programme Manager

Posted on: 10 Aug 2023

We’re hiring! Extant is looking for an Enhance Programme Manager     Having gained Arts Council England (ACE) National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) funding for 2023-26 and significant 3-year support from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Extant is seeking a talented and creative advocate for inclusion to enable us to build on our work in transforming how […]

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Steve, a white male actor, Chloe, a mixed-heritage female actor and Chris, a white male actor stand in a line at the front of the stage with their right hands raised. They all wear boater hats, green blazers with red waistcoats underneath, grey shorts and long colourful socks.

Deadline Extended: Extant is seeking an Evaluation Partner for Extant: EVOLVE!

Posted on: 21 Jul 2023

  Deadline extended: Expressions of interest invited to be our evaluation partner   Extant is looking for an evaluation partner to join us as we explore new models of inclusive arts leadership for the future. We want to find people who can be our critical friends, unafraid to ask difficult questions as we work to […]

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A group of drag performers look out beyond the camera. Their expressions and poses are varied: some are smiling, some pouting, some laughing, some with arms and legs out, some posing with their hands to their face. They wear bright colours and unique outfits.

We’re hiring! Director of Operations

Posted on: 19 May 2023

  We’re hiring! Extant is looking for a Director of Operations   This is a new role created to support Extant at a time of significant and exciting change. As Operations Director, your main responsibility is to lead Extant’s day-to-day operations (HR, governance, finance, project management and fundraising), ensuring we deliver against our business plan. […]

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A group of drag performers look out beyond the camera. Their expressions and poses are varied: some are smiling, some pouting, some laughing, some with arms and legs out, some posing with their hands to their face. They wear bright colours and unique outfits.

We’re hiring! Trainee Artistic Director

Posted on: 9 Mar 2023

We’re hiring! Trainee Artistic Director Extant is about to embark on an exciting 3-year new leadership development programme, supporting new visually impaired talent at a higher level within the Company and developing new leadership models in collaboration with our higher education partners. As part of this, Extant is offering two brand new paid Trainee Artistic […]

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Two photos side by side separated by a purple line. On the left is a close shot of the face of Jasmine Thien (an East Asian woman in her mid-20s). Her eyes are closed and patterns of dappled light are cast across her face. The other image is a black and white photo of Helena Ascough (a white, blonde-haired woman in her mid-20s). She stands speaking animatedly into a microphone in a stand, with her right hand pointing toward her head. She wears a denim jacket, a tartan skirt, a white t-shirt and glasses.

Call-Out for Voice Actors and Creative Roles on Associate Artist Shows

Posted on: 9 Feb 2023

Extant are presenting a double-bill of work-in-progress at Camden People’s Theatre’s annual Sprint Festival on 27th March 2023, which will showcase the cutting edge of access-led theatre created by blind and visually impaired theatre artists. We are recruiting for the following paid roles: A Sound Designer to work on No Future by Helena Ascough. No […]

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Free Workshops and Training Sessions

Posted on: 19 Dec 2022

Free Workshops and Training Sessions Extant is planning some fantastic free training sessions in the new year to get those creative juices flowing. First off, we have an online casting workshop on 11 January, led by Amy Bethan Evans and Ruby Baker from the BBC Casting Team. This workshop will give attendees the chance to […]

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A group of drag performers look out beyond the camera. Their expressions and poses are varied: some are smiling, some pouting, some laughing, some with arms and legs out, some posing with their hands to their face. They wear bright colours and unique outfits.

We’re hiring! Executive Director

Posted on: 8 Dec 2022

We’re hiring! Executive Director Extant is excited to be seeking a knowledgeable and experienced Executive Director to work alongside our Artistic Director, Maria Oshodi to deliver our future plans.    The Executive Director will provide operational & strategic oversight to ensure the effective delivery of the company’s work. They will be excited to play a fundamental […]

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Introducing Extant CONNECT

Posted on: 5 Jul 2022

Introducing Extant CONNECT Following the success of recent Pathways  graduation show-case events for actors, directors and writers and after re-engaging with Extant’s creative database through the work of our new Artist Development Manager, we understand the need to establish a regular online networking event.  This will be an opportunity for blind and visually impaired creatives to come together, […]

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