We work closely with Helmsley in Business which seeks to encourage visitors to Helmsley through shared marketing and events; we’re also part of the Arts Council funded Small Venues Network which is working towards commissioning new touring work.

We’re creatively linked to key arts events in the region too, being a key partner in York Theatre Royal’s On Our Turf project!

SVN New Work Commission

Who we are:
The Small Venues Network is an informal consortium of 12 smaller arts venues in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire that has been active for over three years.

The current member venues are:

We come together to share ideas, experience and knowledge for the benefit of all venues in the network. The member venues range considerably in size, technical capacity and funding status –some are NPOs, others receive little or no public subsidy. Member venues are unified in their vision to programme the highest quality national and international touring performance and support,
nurture and retain a diverse range of world class artists and companies within our region. 

For further info on the SVN visit

What we are looking for

The work produced will need to be adaptable to be presented in, around or outside each of the diverse SVN venues and be relevant to our audience demographics.

The call out is open to artists and companies from across the UK and we would be particularly keen
to receive proposals from artists and companies based in our region.

Any questions?

For more information about the SVN and Commission please contact Ian Morley on 01226 327000 or
at [email protected]