This event has been rescheduled, the new time and date is shown below.
  • Date and time: Wednesday 1 May 2024, 2pm to 4pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Large Rehearsal Room TFTV/011, School of Arts and Creative Technologies East, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to students - School of ACT Theatre Students Only
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

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Event details

How can we share, collaborate and be inclusive and democratic when programming a theatre, an arts festival, or an organisation as a whole? This event will discuss how collaborative curation can work, does work and might be the future of how theatres programme. Led by John Tomlinson, Executive Director and Joint CEO of Stand and Be Counted; an arts charity and the UK's first Theatre Company of Sanctuary

This event is open to School of ACT Theatre students only.

About the speaker

John Tomlinson

John is a founding member and Executive Director of Stand and Be Counted Theatre, the UK's first Theatre Company of Sanctuary.

Previous to his full time role with SBC, for four years he was the Producer at Sheffield Theatres, one of the UK’s most prominent producing theatres and largest complex outside of London. John led in-house productions between March 2019 - May 2023 and worked on shows including the multi award winning Life of Pi, Rock/Paper/Scissors, Accidental Death of an Anarchist and Standing at the Sky's Edge. He also led collaborative projects across the city including the Together Festival, Together in the Square and Little Amal's visit to Sheffield in The Walk by Good Chance Theatre.

He is an established producer leading on large-scale community productions, community practice and talent development. Previously worked as Producer at York Theatre Royal and as Programme Manager at Contact, Manchester. During his career, he has worked on multiple collaborative programming models, including Re:Con at Contact, Together Season at Sheffield Theatres, Visionari at York Theatre Royal and all of Stand and Be Counted's continued co-creation programme.

John has a First Class Media and Performance BA (Hons) degree from the University of Salford and is a Trustee for City of Sanctuary, Sheffield.

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible