MOBO Fellowship 2020 – Application Call Out


London Theatre Consortium (LTC) is a consortium of London’s major not-for-profit theatres: Almeida Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, Bush Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Gate Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, Kiln Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Royal Court Theatre, Soho Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Unicorn Theatre, the Yard and the Young Vic. The Executive Producers / Executive Directors of LTC meet quarterly to drive shared strategic projects and synchronise our practice. 

In 2015/16 LTC partnered with MOBO as part of the MOBO Rise with Us Movement to create a fellowship programme aimed to progress our collective commitment to develop a more diverse pool of Executive Producer / Executive Director leadership in UK theatre. The three fellows were Rachel Brogan, Raidene Carter and Nisha Modwadhia. In 2017 we repeated the Fellowships with a second cohort: Jessica Draper, Daniel Kok and Nicholai La Barrie.

We are delighted to be recruiting for a third cohort to be part of us throughout 2020

Nature of Fellowship 
Up to 4 fellowships will be offered for 6-12 months from January 2020. Identifying mid-career highly-skilled theatre producing, administration and management talent, the objective is to demystify the Executive leadership of major London theatres, to mentor and support mid-career thinking, and provide pathways for emerging producing and management talent towards leadership. 

The Fellowships will offer: 

  • Attendance at LTC meetings 
  • Bespoke access to and mentoring by the Executive Directors / Executive
    Producers across the 14 member theatres including shadowing opportunities 
  • A session with Kanya King, MOBO Awards founder 
  • Attendance at opening nights at member theatres 
  • Attendance and introductions at key sector events 
  • The fellows will form a cohort to support one another during and after the
    Fellowships are complete 
  • The Fellowships are significantly self-led. Fellows can create particular opportunities to suit their interests, ambitions and needs. 
  • We invite change and challenge. This is a reciprocal relationship.

NB There is no payment for these Fellowships. It is understood that Fellows will be in existing employment and will attend meetings, shadowing, and sessions around current work commitments and with the support of the existing Employer. Some expenses may be covered, with prior agreement.

Aimed at mid-career professionals in existing arts roles who are primarily from diverse backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing an Executive leadership position. 

Applicants will have demonstrated potential and show a high level of knowledge, commitment and ambition in their chosen field.

Selection Process 
Potential Fellows will be encouraged to express their interest through these pathways: 

  • Members of LTC shall nominate candidates
  • The LTC Chair shall seek suggestions from colleagues in the sector
  • LTC members and LTC shall use its social media channels to call out for
  • The opportunity will be circulated through national arts networks such as
    UKTheatre, Arts Jobs and by MOBO

How to Apply
All candidates will be invited to express their interest with a letter and CV submitted to: by 5pm on Friday November 1st 2019. Interviews shall take place in London on Friday November 8th 2019. The Fellowships will begin in January 2020 and run until December 2020. However, the timeframe is fairly open and it is our ambition that we continue a relationship with all Fellows going forwards.