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Talent Development Round 4

Sarah Filmer, Alys Scott-Hawkins, Greg Gilbert, Field Notes, Stair/Slide/Space
Host Productions managed the Talent Development Programme on behalf of 'a space' arts to support artistic talent across the south west region.

The Talent Development Programme was established in 2013 born out of a commitment to supporting the development of artistic talent in Southampton. Artists are invited to propose a six-month professional development project. This gives artists (individuals, groups or artist run organisations) the chance to design a programme relevant to their needs, aligned with their practice, ambition, career position and long-term goals.

Talent Development is a key element of the Artist Development Programme and has continued to run even in a climate where access to local and regional artist professional development has declined since 2010. An advantage of the programme is that the offer is only open to artists in the SO postcode area, which dramatically reduces the level of competition and facilitates access to bespoke support.

Since 2013 there have been three programme rounds supporting 35 artists. The programme runs every two years and is due to open again in Spring 2021.

Host Productions also managed Talent Development Round 3.