Call out: Parent Ambassador

Notnow Collective is looking for a Parent Ambassador for our audience development programme in collaboration with Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester.

We are looking for an individual who is a parent/carer local to Leicester, and very well plugged into local parent-baby groups, activities and places and local parents network.

This is a paid opportunity on a freelance contract basis (£15 per hour) ideally suited to an individual on the parental leave, stay-at-home parent or a part-time/freelance worker. It will require about 10-12hrs of work over a period of 6 weeks.

Deadline for applications is 27th April 2018. The interviews will happen on 1st May at Attenborough Arts Centre and will be fully welcoming of children.

For more information and how to apply please check here.

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The Notnow RIGHTNOW digital micro-commissions

Notnow Collective is a migrant-led organisation based in the Midlands committed to platforming the voices and work of migrant, parent and carer artists. We are currently radically re-imaging the spaces within which we create and present work.

As our response to this re-imagining we are offering three £700 micro commissions to inspire artists in playful exploration of digital medium and to re-think how you make work and how your audiences engage with it.

Who are we looking for?

  • Performance Artists – Theatre Makers/Dancers/Spoken Word/Physical performers/Cabaret Artists/Drag Artists/Voice Artist/Musicians, and all other! 
  • People who identify as migrant or people with migrant heritage
  • People who have a connection to parenting or caring (could be parents/carers, OR have people in their vicinity who are carers. Also, including those who are considering parenting or in the process of becoming parents!!)
  • You might have experience of other languages or growing up speaking other languages
  • You might have done some digital work or this might be your first experience

We want to support NEW IDEAS* from individuals, collectives or organisations who will use this money to develop their creative digital imagining.

What are we interested in?

  • Playful work
  • Work that explores parenting or caring during lockdown
  • Work that explores relationships with language, separation from family, international travel bans
  • Digital work – this might be pre-recorded video, zoom performances, live streams, audio, text message, VR and AR, multi platform, email- but not limited to these forms.

*NEW IDEAS or development of an EXISTING IDEA  but it should not have had a finished production.

What we offer?

  • cash to kick start your creative thinking or help with further funding
  • artistic support & provocation
  • platform for sharing your RIGHTNOW micro-commission

We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups.

To apply please email Expression of Interest to our Assistant Producer Nicole Roman with “RIGHTNOW” in the title line:

Expression of Interest can be written, video or voice note. Please include the following:

  1. What is your idea?  (if it is an existing idea, please give details of the development so far and any useful links)

What form does it take? 

Why do you want to make it? 

(400 words max)

2. Tell us about you as an artist or company and share examples of your work (300 words max. For examples of your work please use links and supply passwords, or We Transfer/Google Drive)

3. Why does working digitally interest or excite you? (200 words max)


9th April – Deadline for submitting your Expressions of Interest

19th April – Interviews with shortlisted candidates 

26th April to  24th May – Creation time for selected projects

Week of 24th May – Public presentation of the selected projects

If you have any further questions about the application, or require an alternative format please email:

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Assistant Producer

We would like to invite applications for the position of ASSISTANT PRODUCER for the forthcoming digital commissions project, exploring caring/parenting as a migrant.

Notnow Collective are a Midlands based migrant-artist led organisation that place voices less heard in the centre of their work, with particular focus on advocating for parent/carer, migrant and multilingual narratives and artists.

We are looking for an early career creative, who identifies as a migrant or with migrant heritage, and who is looking to develop their producing skills. 

These digital commissions are an Arts Council funded project offering seed funding for 3 selected creatives/organisations.

The fee is £1500 for 15 days of work in total between February-June 2021.

Person Specification- we are looking for:

  • Someone passionate about developing work with migrant/non-UK born narratives
  • Someone with an understanding of what it means to be multicultural and multilingual
  • Curious about performance making in the digital environment
  • Computer literate, have a good understanding of Word and Excel and happy managing social media and basic WordPress website updating skills
  • Great team player, good communicator, ready to learn and share their own experience and excited to support creative journeys
  • If you are Midlands based, that’s an added bonus, but we welcome applications from all over the UK.

We especially welcome applications from people with parenting/caring/homeschooling responsibilities – the work is remote and flexible around your life commitments.

Outline of the duties:

  • Assisting and supporting the lead producer in delivering the digital commissions
  • Leading on the admin duties throughout the artist call-out and selection process (supported by the lead producer)
  • Assisting the shortlisting process (supported by the lead producer)
  • Participating in the interview process (supported by the lead producer)
  • Leading on the designated day to day admin tasks and social media management
  • Assisting the Arts Council evaluation on this part of the activity
  • Leading on the communication between NNC and commissioned artists (supported by the lead producer)
  • Regular updates of activity budget  

To apply please attach your CV and either answer the questions below in the word-document form, or make a sound/video recording of your answers. 

Please send documents/WeTransfer or Google Docs link to: with “ASSISTANT PRODUCER” in the title line.

The deadline: MIDDAY Friday 5th February.

Interviews of shortlisted candidates via Zoom (or similar platform) between 8th and 12th February.

Application questions:

  1. Please describe your producing/creative practice so far 

(no more than 400 words, 3 mins recorded/filmed)

  1. Why are you interested in working with Notnow Collective and what do you hope to get out of this project? (no more than 400 words, 3 mins recorded/filmed)
  2. How do you fit our Person Specification? (in no more than 300 words, 2 mins recorded/filmed)

Proactive Pity Party

As individuals and organisations find out if their ACE emergency funding applications were successful, positive and negative news is flooding social media. We’re entering the Post-Emergency Funding Era.

In solidarity with all the independent individuals and organisations who were unsuccessful in accessing financial support through the emergency fund, we propose a collective Zoom meeting to help us all acknowledge the positions we find ourselves in and for initiating thoughts around how we might move forwards, both collectively and as individuals. 

If you think you’d find value in this, please join us. Feel free to share as much as you want to share, or just watch and listen – there is no pressure.

* Please note: this Zoom is not intended to offer legal advice about funding avenues, furlough or SEISS. If people have questions around these areas, we can collectively find someone who can help. 

Zoom date: Monday 15th June 2020 at 11am

To sign up for the meeting please e-mail Tina at with ‘PPP‘ in the subject line

Caring responsibilities, chaos, and pets in fully welcome in the video!

*title idea by Hannah Stone, Artistic Director of The Gramophones

Call out: Parent Ambassador for “Pepper & Honey” in Edinburgh, Feb-March 2020

Are you a parent with a young baby?

Do you attend activities and groups in Edinburgh with your baby?

If the answer is YES, you could be just what we are looking for!

Notnow Collective is looking for Parent Ambassadors for our audience development programme in collaboration with Assembly Roxy. The parent ambassador will work on helping reach audiences for Notnow Collective’s show Pepper & Honey, which will be performed at Assembly Roxy on 13 & 14 March 2020, with a ‘Bring Your Own Baby’ performance at 2pm on 14 March.

We are looking for an individual who is a parent/carer local to Edinburgh, and very well plugged into local parent-baby groups, activities and places and local parents network.

You don’t need to be from an arts background, but should be curious about widening the ways parents of young children can engage in activities that are geared at them, not just the babies.

Notnow Collective specialise in baby-friendly, baby-welcoming and baby-proof shows for adults. We welcome babies into certain performances (‘Bring Your Own Baby’ performances) in order to enable parent/carer audiences to enjoy a “great night out” during the day, without needing to spend money on childcare.

Parents of young children often feel isolated or cut off from cultural experiences, and find a great benefit in being able to come to theatre performances that are geared at them but fully welcoming of their children.  At the same time, this is not something often seen or offered, and therefore we need to find ways of letting parent audiences know that this is happening in their local venue.

This is a paid opportunity requiring an estimated 10-12hrs of work for a fee of £150. Parent Ambassador activities will include:

  • Taking out posters and flyers for different events and productions to different areas and places in the community.
  • Spreading the word, via word of mouth, online platforms and social media, to target groups and individuals for Pepper & Honey

If you are interested in becoming a parent ambassador please email Claire, Notnow Collective Audience Development Officer – Please include your name, email address and home address and whether you are associated with a particular group or organisation in the area.

Call out: Sound Designer/Composer

Notnow Collective are looking for a Sound Designer/Composer to join our creative team for the forthcoming period of research and development, culminating in a preview performance at Derby Theatre on 30thMarch 2019.

“Pepper and Honey” is a piece about migration, meaning of home, leaving and returning. The story is told through text and movement, and the on-stage live making and baking of traditional Croatian pepper biscuits. The piece is performed in both English and Croatian languages. The set design and the sound will work to represent two geographical settings (UK and a Croatian island).

We are looking for an artist who is very familiar with the beats, sounds and music from South Eastern area of Europe. We particularly encourage European/migrant artists to apply, and those with caring responsibilities.

There is a fixed fee of £1000 attached to this phase of the project.

The project is supported by Arts Council,  Derby Theatre and In Good Company.

More info about the project here.

Key dates will be between mid Feb and 29thMarch, rehearsing in Birmingham and Nottingham, with the performance on 30thMarch in Derby. Some in-rehearsal dates will be needed.

To apply please send in a CV and a letter of interest outlining your practice, interests and experience. It would also be useful to link us to some samples of your work (video or audio).

E-mail: with “Pepper and Honey Sound Design” in the subject line.

Closing date: Midnight, 17th Feb 2019

Call out: Performer

Notnow Collective are looking for a male actor 25-45 for the Oct/Nov leg of DadMan: The Bathtime Warrior national tour, following an injury of our actor. You would need to be ideally West Midlands based, a great performer, confident singer, good mover, and happy to perform in a show for adults that welcomes babies in the audience.

Crucial and unchangeable dates:

24th Oct – Birmingham technical rehearsal

25th Oct – Cast Doncaster

27th Oct – Derby Theatre

1st and 2nd Nov –  Sqaure Chapel Halifax

7th Nov – Wolverhampton Arena

 5 days rehearsals TBC between 15th and 23rd Oct.

£1000 fee

Deadline for submission – midnight 26th Sept. Auditions 3rd Oct.

Please e-mail your photo, CV and cover letter to with DADMAN ACTOR in the subject line.

BAME, non-British background, and actors with caring responsibilities particularly encouraged to apply.

More info about the show here.

Call out: Performer

We are looking for a male performer (25-50) to join DadMan: The Bathtime Warrior team and play the part of DAD #2. You will be required to work for 1 week on the final R&D phase, and then rehearse for 4 weeks before the show goes out on a national tour.

The deadline to apply is midnight Friday, April 13th!

For more information, dates and how to apply please look here

Notnow Collective are recruiting!

Would you like to work with Notnow Collective?

We are looking for a Project Manager, an Audience Development Officer and Production/Technical Stage Manager for the tour of DadMan: The Bathtime Warrior.

We are looking for three passionate, driven individuals, curious about finding the variety in the way we engage with the arts and “baby-friendly” set-up of performances, and excited about supporting a young and ambitious theatre company.

DadMan: The Bathtime Warrior is the second show by Notnow Collective, supported by Arts Council and Sir Barry Jackson Trust. The project includes nationwide tour throughout 2018 and 2019 and an audience development activity. We create work for adults to which we welcome babies. Our focus is to help the venues in engaging new audiences, in particular parents of young children. By the end of the project, we want to have helped the development of a stronger and more recognized touring circuit for baby-friendly work, laying the foundations for organizing a consortium of companies who create in this kind of immersive way.

The job is specified by the number of days. We strongly encourage people with caring responsibilities to apply as it will be up to you how you spread your working hours, and where you do them from. We will regularly meet and update on the progress of the phases of the project needing attention. Fundamentally all we want to know is that the job is done, and done well!

If you want to find out more about each position and how to apply please click on the job title you are interested in.

Project Manager

Audience Development Officer 

Production/Technical Stage Manager