Our Towns

New Popular

new theatre in your town

The South East is made up of more small towns than any other region. From coastal and semi-rural to more urban areas on the edge of our cities, some are historic market towns, others are new towns with new names. They are part of our character; they shape the way we live and are often overlooked by powerful metropolitan and rural interests.

'Our Towns' is funding a group of proposals from those who want to create artistic work for and with the community where they live.

This might encompass site-specific work or theatre that doesn’t look like theatre; it might be based in variety, comedy, magic, street games or maybe roller skating! The work could take place in market squares, care homes, cafes or the local theatre, but it should be work that celebrates, brings a little joy and can rekindle an appetite for contemporary, popular entertainment.

Our Towns is part of the New Popular programme supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Applications for this round of funding have now CLOSED. Applicants will be contacted with final decisions on the week commencing 15th March.

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For more information about Our Towns or the New Popular project, contact Katy.

Katy Potter

Image Credit: Michael Cox, Albuhera Close, 2018, oil on linen.