Royal & Derngate’s artist development programme Generate is committed to supporting the work and the development of artists. Since 2012 the programme has supported over 6000 artists with opportunities including rehearsal and performance space, mentorship, scratch opportunities, masterclasses, funding, networking, placements, ticket offers and special one off events and commissions.

You can find information below on who we partner with, who we support, ways to connect and what opportunities are currently available.


Generate Partnerships

Royal & Derngate are delighted to partner with In Good Company, a professional creative and business development programme for theatre makers and companies in the Midlands, providing even further support for artists including mentorship, business support, resources and high-profile performance opportunities. Visit their website for further information by clicking here.

The following organisations have been integral in working with us to offer opportunities: JMK Trust, Paines Plough, Pleasance Theatre, Crick Crack Club, RTYDS, Birkbeck, NYT, The National Theatre, Amplify, MASTERCLASS, Perfect Pitch, Hydrocracker Theatre Company, Spymonkey and The Wardrobe Ensemble, amongst others.


Generate Associate Artists

We provide a tailored programme of support over 18 months and are delighted to present the Generate Associate Artists:

Michaela Blackburn, Megan Lucas, Scott Bradley, Georgia Tillery Randak, Helen Clifford, Under The Bed Theatre (Beth Markey and Josh Baldwin), Chris Lowe, Parable Dance (Erica Moshman and Natasha Britton), Lauren Nicole Whitter, Tristan Jackson-Pate

You can read the Generate Associate Artist’s bios by clicking here 

“The sheer number of opportunities for learning and development have been staggering. Artists are very lucky to have a place with people that support with the passion and drive that the Generate programme does. Without it, my work would have remained another idea in a notebook.” Chris Lowe – Generate Associate Artist  

Submissions for the new Generate Associate Artist Programme will be in January 2023.