STAMP (Supporting Theatre Artists and Makers of Performance) is a group of venues and organisations based in London who support and produce new theatre and performance work. We currently have 50 member organisations.
STAMP’s mission is practical collective action to improve the ways in which artists are supported by our organisations and the industry, and are valued in society more widely.
At present we are delivering this in the following ways: arranging events and platforms for our membership to share best practice in terms of artist support; arranging events where artists can meet our members and learn more about how the sector operates; providing a database of the artist opportunities provided by our members, and how best to access this support; working with BOP Consulting and the Theatres Trust on a strategic research project into the current provision of theatre and theatre facilities (including rehearsal space) across London, commissioned by the Greater London Authority.
Membership is open to any London theatre or theatre organisation with a well-established approach to artist support.
KEEP IN TOUCH
We don't have our own mailing list, but the easiest way to stay up to date with everything STAMP is doing is to sign up to Camden People's Theatre's mailing address here.
You can also contact Camden People's Theatre with any enquiries relating to STAMP on:
Header photography by Rosie Powell.
You can download a database containing details of how our member organisations works to support theatre artists here.
STAMP's 50 current member organisations are:
The Albany, Almeida Theatre, Applecart Arts, Arcola Theatre, artsadmin, artsdepot, Battersea Arts Centre, Barbican Centre, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Blue Elephant Theatre, The Bunker, Bush Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre, China Plate, Donmar Warehouse, Finborough Theatre, Fuel Theatre, Gate Theatre, GLYPT, Graeae, Hackney Showroom, Improbable, Jacksons Lane, Little Angel Theatre, National Theatre, New Diorama Theatre, The Old Red Lion, Omnibus Theatre, The Old Vic, Ovalhouse, Park Theatre, Penned in the Margins, Pleasance, Poplar Union, The Queer House, Rich Mix, Riverside Studios, Shoreditch Town Hall, Soho Theatre, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Streatham Space Project, Talawa, Tamasha, Theatre Delicatessen, Theatre503, Unicorn Theatre, VAULT Festival, The Yard, Yellow Earth, Young Vic.
If you're from an organisation who would like to get involved with STAMP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date/time: Wed 19 Feb 2020, 2 – 6pm
Venue: Shoreditch Town Hall (closest Tube is Old Street)
Following the huge success of 2018 and 2019, the STAMP network is thrilled to present the return of STAMP Connects!
This large-scale event will give up to 400 artists the opportunity to meet London venues and organisations and gain an understanding of how they work to support artists and produce new work. The afternoon will feature a series of sessions offering practical and inspiring information about how artists can develop their practise with support of London’s theatre organisations, including programming insight sessions, panel discussions and Q+As, fundraising sessions, and a central marketplace in the main Assembly Hall where artists will be able to meet a range of STAMP organisations and learn more about what they do.
STAMP Connects is geared specifically, but not exclusively, to early-career and/or new artists. The full programme will be released closer to the event.
Demystifying Contracts - Fri 29 Nov 2019 @ Ovalhouse, Kennington
Ever wish you’d read the small print? Contracts are there to protect you and as the saying goes: ‘you don’t need them, until you need them’. This event covered the knowledge and tools necessary to negotiate contracts that keep you protected. Panelists were Charlotte Bence (Industrial Organiser, Equity), Lesley Gannon (Assistant General Secretary, The Writers Guild) and Sunita Pandya (Director of Arts Administration, Southbank Centre).
On The Road - How to Tour Your Work - Tuesday 11 June 2019 @ Stratford Circus Arts Centre
What is small scale touring and why would you tour your work? How do venues programme and what are they looking for? How do you book a tour and what is the role of a tour producer? How can we make our productions tourable? Panelists included Kate McGrath (Fuel), Laura Woodward (Farnham Maltings/house network), Nassy Konan (BAC), Helen Mugridge (freelance production manager) and Joe Bates (Arts Council England touring lead).
Marketing For Cash and Time-Poor Theatre-Makers - Thursday 25 April 2019 @ Omnibus Theatre
Panelists included Isabel Dixon, Hannah Freeman and David William Bryan. Hints and tips for artists and companies on low cost and efficient ways to market themselves and their shows.
STAMP Connects 2019 - Wednesday 27 February 2019 @ Shoreditch Town Hall
Panellists included Andrew Broadley (MGCfutures), Elinor Cook, Katie Cooper, Chris Foxon (Papatango), Lilli Geissendorfer (Jerwood Arts), Jesse Jones, Alice Massey, Yolanda Mercy, Vinay Patel and Annie Siddons, plus 27 organisations in Programming Insight discussions, sessions with Arts Council England, and a Marketplace featuring 25 venues and organisations
STAMP Network Annual Meeting 2018 - Friday 19 October 2018 @ Pleasance Theatre
For Love or Money - Wednesday 26 September 2018 @ Soho Theatre
Panellists included Cat Harrison (non zero one), David Luff (Soho Theatre) and Yolanda Mercy
Show Me the Money! An Introduction to Fundraising - Thursday 19 July 2018 @ Old Vic
Panellists included Andrew Broadley (MGCfutures), Tim Burley (artsdepot) and Merlyn Taylor (London Community Foundation)
STAMP Connects 2018 - Thursday 1 February 2018 @ Shoreditch Town Hall
Panellists included Inua Ellams, Jenny Sealey (Graeae) and Mike Shepherd (Kneehigh), plus 12 organisations in Programming Insight discussions, sessions with Arts Council England, and a Marketplace featuring 23 venues and organisations.
STAMP Network Annual Meeting 2017 - Tuesday 10 October 2017 @ Arcola Theatre
Commissioning Models - Monday 24 July 2017 @ Barbican Centre
STAMP Producers’ Event - Wednesday 15 March 2017 @ Old Vic
STAMP Artists’ Event - Wednesday 7 December 2016 @ Shoreditch Town Hall
Click the links to download the resources. We'll add to this list as we gather notes and materials from our events, so check back regularly.