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Summer Sublets 2017

Summer Sublets 2017

Summer Sublets 2017

For two weeks from 31 July to 11 August (Monday – Friday), Summer Sublets invites professional artists from all disciplines to occupy the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

We’ll give over as many rooms as we can to artists who need rehearsal space, desk space, writing space, singing space, dancing space, recording space or breathing space. These rooms will be rough and ready, varied in size and spread all over this enormous building – from cloakrooms to meeting rooms and rehearsal spaces to dressing rooms. We want artists who are developing new ideas of all descriptions to fill the building with noise, activity and conversation.


We can’t provide any financial or technical support for Summer Sublets, but the Playhouse’s Artistic Team will be on hand to offer producing and dramaturgical advice if needed. We’ll also organise informal get-togethers over the course of the two weeks, so that all the artists in the building can meet up in the evening, start a conversation about what they’re up to and extend their creative community for the future.

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What we offer residents:

A residency in a space suitable to your creative practice, here at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. A residency of between three and ten days in length. Producing, administrative and dramaturgical support when available.

What we ask for in return:

A very informal sharing of what you’ve been up to over the course of your residency on Friday, August 11th at 5pm at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. This will be to an audience of selected WYP staff members and the other Summer Subletters.

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What we’re looking for:

We accept applications to Summer Sublets from across the UK, but we will prioritise artists who were born, raised or are currently living in Yorkshire.

We invite artists to explore specific projects during Summer Sublets. This could be an idea that you’ve always wanted a bit of headspace to focus on, or a new project that’s in its early stages of development.

How to apply:

If you’d like to apply to be part of Summer Sublets, please download and fill in the application form here and email it back to our Artist Development Co-ordinator, Jenny Sullivan, at by Thursday 20 July at 6pm.

Find out more about Artist Development at the Playhouse

Download BrochureThe Pop-Up Season
Autumn 18 / Spring 19
Download BrochureThe Pop-Up Season
Autumn 18 / Spring 19
Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital Partners
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors