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VISUAL offers two year-long residency programmes, in Dance and Theatre, funded by the Arts Council. They are intended to offer artists the opportunity to develop a year-long work programme in partnership with VISUAL and the Local Authorities.

Resident artists in 2016:
Joanna Williams - Theatre Artist in Residence
Previous residents:

ENGAGE short-term residencies

We also support theatre practitioners/organisations in the shorter term through our Engage programme, which aims to support regional performance practice both in amateur and professional contexts, through sharing our resources of space and expertise.

Theatre/Dance Artists from the region are given theatre space and tech/production advice/support when the theatre is free. Where possible, they then work with us on an idea or event to help develop their discipline in the region, in line with their own practice. If you would like to find out more about the Engage programme, email