Work Experience

Stopgap is always keen to support people who are interested in pursuing a career in the arts sector.

Throughout the year we are able to offer work placement opportunities free of charge to people that wish to gain insight into the running and organisation of a touring dance company. Placements are structured to include time in the office; studio observation; participation in professional class and the opportunity to experience the company’s extensive Creative Learning programme.

These placements can last for one day or a maximum of one month and offer individuals the chance to fulfil module requirements as well as being the starting point for further research and career development.  

While these opportunities are unpaid we do our best to ensure that through gaining experience with us, alongside other training and further education, individuals will start to develop the skills needed to pursue a career in the arts sector.

If you are interested in spending time with Stopgap then please click here to download our Work Placement Application Form. Please give at least six weeks notice prior to the time you wish to be on placement.

Please note that we receive a very high volume of requests and are unfortunately not able to offer placement opportunities to every applicant. Stopgap is committed to ensuring that our work placement opportunities are accessible to people of all backgrounds and abilities.