Talent Development

There are three strands to Cast’s strategy for developing and nurturing professional creative talent.

Space - Research and Development 

Our building is open as a creative centre for artists to develop and create new work. We support a range of residencies throughout the year, available to not-for-profit practitioners working in the performing arts at all career stages. We have 2 purpose built rehearsal rooms here at cast. Our Dance space is a double height, sprung flat floor studio, it has a capacity of approximately 80 people for viewing performance. The studio features mirrors across one wall and dance barres are installed. Our Drama Space is furnished with the latest sound and lighting equipment, Its intimate, black box design is both flexible and spacious for break-out activity or movement.  

For any R&D/rehearsal space please get in touch with Associate Producer Katy@castindoncaster.com

Funding Support 

If you are based in Doncaster and are applying for funding to support a creative project and want someone to cast an eye over your application, please get in touch with Katy at Katy@castindoncaster.com. 


Cast is committed to supporting creativity. If you’d like to start a relationship with Cast or find out more about our Talent Development opportunities, get in touch: Associate Producer Katy McLeod at Katy@castindoncaster.com or call 01302 303 950.


Associate Artists

Associate Artists are fixed-term relationships (of between 1-5 years) with Cast which can include production support, extended opportunities for R&D, brand endorsement, advocacy, access to mentoring and advice from Cast staff and assistance with strategic planning or company development.

Scratch Nights

We host at least 3 scratch nights a year in our second space. These are an opportunity to work on a new creative idea, spend time and space developing a project and an opportunity to share your workings in front of a live audience and receive useful feedback.

To hear about our next scratch night, sign up to our Artist Co-op mailing list - Here.

Creative Cuppa

Book a free session with Cast's Associate Producer to ask for advice about a creative endeavour. Sessions are only open to those living or working in Doncaster. Please email your name, preferred date and time and whether you have any access requirements to artistdevelopment@castindoncaster.com Sessions are 30 minutes and can be held in person or via voice/video call.