Creative Opportunities

Ventnor Exchange hosts a range of opportunities for emerging artists, helping to develop new work that pushes boundaries and explores stories that need to be told.

Current Opportunities

Open Auditions

From time to time we host open auditions for actors of all ages (18+)

We are looking to meet actors previously unknown to Ventnor Exchange to be consdiered for casting in a range of upcoming productions. These are profesional paid opportuntities.

Next Open Casting Day: TBC

Creative’s Club

The Creative’s Club is a monthly social for anyone and everyone with an interest in the arts and culture based on, or with links to, the Isle of Wight. We kick off at 8pm and entry is free. We often have a guest speaker or key focus but it’s an informal evening with the focus on meeting like minded people.

Next Creative’s Club:

Friday 23rd February 2018

Scratch Night

The Ventnor Exchange Scratch Night is our quarterly showcase of new work. A chance to perform work in progress, readings of new plays and test out ideas in front of a supportive audience and gain feedback.

Pieces can be up to 15mins in length. If you’d like to take part please email a brief description of the work you’d like to show to: hello@ventnorexchange.co.uk

Entry for audiences to watch the Scratch Night is free.

Next event: TBC

Associate Artists 

We’re currently in the process of re-launching our Associate Artist programme, check back soon for details.


From time to time we host visiting artists and companies who want to spend time on the Island developing a new creative project. These are tailor made to suit the visiting practitioner/s and normally last between 1 and 4 weeks.

Ventnor Exchange provides accommodation, rehearsal space, support from our team and is sometimes able to offer a small sustenance payment.  Previous participants include poet Toby Thompson and actor Simon Lyshon.

We are looking to support artists at an early stage in their career, who have a specific project they are looking to develop and a clear ambition for how they want to develop their work. Residencies are designed for artists who are not based on the Isle of Wight.

If you or your company would be interested in undertaking a residency please contact: jack@ventnorexchange.co.uk