Your vision. Your Project. Your Voice.
Create the future you want to see!
ADF Innovators gives up to 10 ADF members the time, space and support to develop a project idea that aligns with the ADF mission – to improve the representation of people of colour in theatre leadership positions. Up to 10 practitioners will develop their project proposal and their entrepreneurial skills over a two-week online intensive programme, providing all with a viable proposal and strategy for realisation. One of these innovators will have their project selected. The successful candidate will work at ADF as an Associate Leader for one year. During this period the Associate Leader will pilot their dream project with the potential of creating real impact across the sector. The remaining innovators will have the option to join 12-week Think Tank, becoming ambassadors and advisors for ADF. ADF is an inclusive organisation and welcomes applications from people who identify as Deaf, disabled, or neurodiverse. The programme has been funded by the Arts Council England, Garfield Weston Foundation and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
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Book the Applicant Briefing Day
This is an opportunity to ask questions about the programme and your project proposal. It does not inform the decision making process and attendance is optional. Alternatively you can send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
- 10th May 2021: Applications open
- 17th May 2021 at 3-4pm: Applicant briefing (Online and optional)
- 13th June 2021 at midnight: Applications close
- Week commencing 21st June 2021: First round interviews
- Week commencing 5th July: Second round Interviews
- Week commencing 6th and 13th September 2021: 2 week online intensive (Monday-Friday)
- Week commencing 17th Sep 2021: Pitching week (one day)
- Oct/Nov 2021: Associate Leader 12 month p/t contract
How to Apply
The project is open to members only. If you have not registered please do so before submitting your application here. Download the application pack, the application form and the equal opportunities form. You can also attend the optional application briefing day; a short informative session and Q & A about the programme, which does not inform the decision making process. Email your application to email@example.com for the attention of Sandra Thompson-Quartey. Please write ADF Innovators Application in the subject heading and ensure you attach the following:
- Your CV
- Your application form
- Your equal opportunities form
Access provision and reasonable adjustments will be made available (both at interview and employment stages) for any candidates that require it. Please indicate any access requirements you have on the application form. If you require any part of the application process in an alternative format accessible to you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.