Artist Development

Grow is Hull Truck Theatre’s Artist Development Programme for artists of any age at any stage in their career. The annual Grow programme consists of:

Grow Artist Network

Whether you’re an established actor, artist, writer, producer or performer, Hull Truck Theatre’s Grow Artist Network is for you.

Building on the success of Grow, our Artist Development Programme, our aim is to create a supportive community where artists of all backgrounds and art forms, can be kept up to date about local and regional creative opportunities, share ideas, learn and collaborate.

Sign up to our Artist Network and you will receive regular updates including:

Local artists on the network are welcome to request a 1-2-1 mentoring session with one of our producing or creative team.

If you would like to join our creative community please submit your full name, email address and your artistic field to

By submitting your email information, you are consenting to be contacted by Hull Truck Theatre regarding the Artist Network, future productions, activities, feedback opportunities and special offers.

*subject to availability

First Time Out

First Time Out provides artists with a chance to share work as it develops. It could be anything from a rehearsed reading, a scratch performance or preview. The performances can include discussions and feedback with audiences and Hull Truck Theatre staff. We will work with you to determine the most appropriate ways for you to gather feedback.

The next First Time Out will take place in the Studio during the week of 7 May at Grow Festival. If you would like to apply to take part please complete this form and return it to

Supported Artists

Hull Truck’s Supported Artists programme offers bespoke support to artists and companies whose work we find inspiring, innovative and exciting.

Our current Supported Artists are:

Bellow Theatre, End of the Line Theatre, The Herd, Lydia Marchant, Norris and Parker, Silent Uproar, The Roaring Girls


Hull Truck Theatre and the British Council Sierra Leone are currently working together on an international artist exchange programme, supported by Hull UK City of Culture 2017 as part of the Hull – Freetown 2017 project, a series of cultural, civic and educational activities. Three of the theatre's Supported Artists visited Freetown in 2017 and worked alongside three artists from Sierra Leone. We hope to welcome the three artists from Freetown to Hull in 2018/19.