Associate Artists and Companies

We support, and have supported, Associate Artists and Companies, who can all count on us for mentoring and practical support to expand their creative practice. Take a look at some of our Associates below.

Associate Artist: Documental Theatre

Documental documents British life in all its colours through playful, thought-provoking audio, theatre and musical productions, often inspired by interviews and archives.

They want their shows to open up their arms and welcome the audience in. Increasingly they’re involved in community action; the company is working on a co-creation project for Villages in Action, a podcast about dating and disability, and a grown-up musical with Makaton signing.

Documental is led by writer Lucy Bell and producer Naomi Turner and their associates include award-winning neuro-diverse, carer and disabled creatives from the South West.

Read & Watch Documental Launches Podcast
Lucy Bell headshot 2021

Associate Artist: Richard Chappell Dance

Richard Chappell Dance: Infinite Ways Home production photo - A female dancer in motion, bending backwards, as her long hair swishes.
Photo by Dan Martin

Based in Exeter, Richard Chappell Dance has been making high quality interdisciplinary dance since 2013. Bringing dance to people across South West England and beyond, the Company has toured extensively across the UK and internationally to Singapore, Germany and Israel.

The company will celebrate its 10th anniversary at our city centre Barnfield Theatre this October with Home Revisited, a specially curated piece combining an excerpt from Richard Chappell Dance’s acclaimed 2021 show Infinite Ways Home with performances from local intergenerational community groups that the company works with.

Read More About Richard Chappell Dance Home Revisited

Former Associate Artists

Associate Artist: Jack Dean

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Associate Artist: Viv Gordon

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Associate Company: Le Navet Bete

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Associate Company: CEDA

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