Doorstep is supporting SW-based artists who aspire to create their own performance work, and providing regular scratch platforms in Torbay where original work is shared at various stages in development. Doorstep wants to create a climate in the region which supports artistic risk taking, where new work is shared in-progress for audiences whose feedback can help it to develop.

Our current model includes direct financial and mentorship support for emerging theatre-makers, artists, technicians and companies in Torbay. In 2020, we will be providing mentorship schemes for emerging artists to create new pieces of work (application dates and details coming soon). We also will continue to provide artistic continuing professional development sessions, and to ensure that our Doorstep Theatre Platform includes a scratch sharing platform, which can also support more developed artists and companies to share their work for regional & national producers. Our Foot in the Door mentorship programme creates clear progression routes for young people who aspire to become emerging artists.

To enquire about our support programme for emerging artists, contact Doorstep Co-Director Erin Walcon –