Artist Opportunities

Can we assist you with your development?

See the list of opportunities available below



  • Group 2 Created with Sketch. FREELANCE FRIDAYS

    Freelance Fridays throw open the doors of Lyth Arts Centre to local creatives and freelancers in Caithness for a day of communal working. Here’s how it works; simply drop in anytime you like from 10am on selected Fridays, with whatever work you’d like to get done. We’ll provide the desks, power, wi-fi, tea and coffee.

    This is an opportunity to meet like-minded creatives and freelancers in Caithness, bounce around your ideas, have a chat with the Lyth Arts Centre staff, or simply just break the monotony of working from home! This is very relaxed, and you can be as vocal or as quiet as you like. We’ll open the bar at 5pm too to celebrate your hard work! No need to book in advance, just turn up.

    Friday 22 March
    Friday 3 May 
    Friday 24 May
    Friday 21 June

  • Group 2 Created with Sketch. STARTERS

    Starters – the little treat at the start of the night to whet your appetite for the main course! This a new platform for performers and artists to share 10-15 minutes of work ahead of a main performance. A chance to gain experience, test work in front of an audience and get professional

    Selected performances only.

    Got an idea you want to test? Get in touch here. 

  • Group 2 Created with Sketch. SPACE

    We will provide up to 100 hours of free rehearsal space to selected local artists and performers throughout the year.

    Got a project you want to work on? Get in touch here.

  • Group 2 Created with Sketch. RESIDENCIES

    We provide residency space and time throughout the year for artists across disciplines. Previous recent residency artists include Robbie Synge, Scottish Dance Theatre, Rafiki Jazz and Magnetic North.

    LAC provides the perfect space for a creative retreat to develop work as an individual or group in a beautiful and unique part of the Highlands. Residencies include accommodation and access to the theatre and sometimes dedicated technical, marketing or dramaturgical support from our team.

    To find out more, please get in touch with Charlotte or see our latest news for specific call-outs and opportunities.


    Throughout the year, we have several workshops and professional development opportunities on offer – provided by internationally renowned artists and companies who are visiting Lyth Arts Centre, or specially commissioned experts. If you are a local artist or practitioner who would like to deliver a workshop at Lyth Arts Centre, please get in touch.

  • Group 2 Created with Sketch. CHAT

    If you have an exciting proposal for a new exhibition, or maybe a script you’d like to get on it’s feet, or even an idea for a new night of performance then please do come and have a chat with us! Tom, Charlotte and all the team at LAC are available to chat about ideas and advice – just get in touch!







  • Group 2 Created with Sketch. LAC WOMEN'S ROOM: North Creative Exchange Associate 
    Lyth Arts Centre (LAC) is looking to collaborate with a Highlands based woman theatre-maker or playwright as an Creative Exchange Associate on exciting new international project. The chosen artist will accompany LAC Co-Directors on a creative research trip to Ontario (Toronto, Kitchener, Sudbury) in September 2019 and produce a a new short commission inspired by their trip, as well as feed into research.
    Deadline: Monday 22nd April 2019 


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  • Group 2 Created with Sketch. LAC Young Company Leader
    Lyth Arts Centre (LAC) is looking to recruit a youth theatre leader to be lead on the delivery of LAC’s new Young Company. We are seeking an inspiring and dynamic individual, who is confident in engaging with local teenagers, experienced in leading theatre workshops and has practical performing arts skills. This is a new freelance post supported by Cashback for Creativity.
    Deadline: Monday 22nd April 2019