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Plymouth's Barbican Theatre secures funding for full time creative producer

Published: 17 February 2019

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is to fund the post of creative producer for Plymouth's Barbican Theatre to support local emerging artists.

The post, filled by Dan Baker, is funded for three years, on a full time basis. He said, "thanks to the Esmée Fairbairn funding, Barbican Theatre will have much greater ability to support local, emerging talent. We are committed to providing more opportunities for artists to perform and present work on our stages, to develop their skills and abilities and to raise their profile and work made in Plymouth locally, regionally and nationally.”

Local companies who work with Barbican Theatre include Le Navet Bete, Beyond Face, Plymouth’s first BAME theatre company, Scratchworks Theatre Company and New Model Theatre.

Sandra Giorgetti