Today we're opening #JMKSpace, a programme of online workshops over the next few months, whilst the UK population is in lockdown and our partner venues are closed due to Covid 19.

Exploiting the benefits of online delivery, many are open to everyone who wants to attend.

Some will be focused on smaller groups with a particular demographic in order to provide more targeted support or more intimate experiences. For these, places will be via application. Most take place on Zoom.

They are all aimed at inspiring, encouraging and supporting emerging theatre directors from varied backgrounds as they develop their careers and creativity.

Many are events that were planned for our National Programme, normally delivered in lively, regular group meetings at regional producing theatres across the country. More details are on the menu above.

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Whilst this work is being delivered by the JMK Trust, led by our Director Practitioners- Nik Partridge, Martin Berry, Maria Crocker, Piers Black and Adele Thomas-, much of it is built upon the dedicated creative and organisational skills of the wider theatre community. We'd like to acknowledge everyone who has contributed to the success of each event, and encourage support of the individual creatives and larger institutions involved. We’d also like to thank all those who regularly fund our National Programme for allowing us to reroute their funding towards this new initiative.

Please note that many of our partner venues who would promote and support this work are, like us, facing challenging circumstances. One reason I’m writing this today is that our one permanent staff member is currently furloughed. It means that communication may be slower, so please do help us to reach people who may benefit from these events by spreading the word. We know that you will be considerate if we are not able to respond to any immediate query.

May's #JMKSpace events are being announced already...

Stephen Fewell

JMK Trust