BBC Performing Arts Fellowship: Amy Fisher 10/12/2014


We’re hugely excited to announce that emerging producer Amy Fisher will be joining Box of Tricks next year as an Associate Producer, supported by the BBC Performing Arts Fund’s Fellowship scheme.

Offering bespoke placements within existing organisations, the BBC Performing Arts Fellowship scheme is designed to support individuals through the early stages of their performing arts careers.

Covering dance, theatre, music and anything in-between, through this scheme the BBC Performing Arts Fund hopes to identify the next generation of performing arts talent, whether they are directors, choreographers, composers, playwrights, dancers, actors, musicians, producers or any other creative working in the sector.

The Fellowship scheme aims to support individuals through the early stages of their performing arts career; helping them to establish themselves in the professional world through bespoke placements within existing organisations. The Fellowship will lead to an exciting new creative network in the performing arts sector, supported, developed and ready to launch their professional careers.

“Thirty-two amazing talents from across the UK will benefit from a year of sustained support from wonderful arts organisations, enabling them to really build on their talent and reach their potential. The diversity of the Fellows, from opera to spoken word, theatre to dance, from Northern Ireland to Southampton, shows a real commitment by the BBC Performing Arts Fund to support the sector.”
– Miriam O’Keeffe, Director of the BBC Performing Arts Fund

Read the BBC Performing Arts Fund’s announcement here:


Amy has said: “The PAF Fellowship will enable me to make the difficult transition between the individual projects I have produced at the start of my career to producing a season of work for a company. I am too far on in my career to just be shadowing or assisting on projects but I’m not yet experienced enough to take an in-house role. The BBC PAF gives me professional credits as a producer with a company based in my home city whose work particularly inspires me. It will allow me to work on a varied and exciting season of plays in a range of contexts. The balance of responsibility and support is what I hope will take me to the next stage of my career.”

Box of Tricks welcomes Amy to the team part-time from January, when she’ll be focused on our upcoming tour of new play Plastic Figurines and our new season launch. Joint Artistic Director Adam Quayle said: “We’re thrilled that Amy will be joining our small core team at this hugely exciting time for the company. Following organisational development this year, without any productions, we’re ready to launch our most ambitious season to date in 2015 and hit the ground running. Originally from Wigan, Amy is a hugely promising local producer and one to watch. We’d like to thank the BBC Performing Arts Fund for supporting Amy and the company through this brilliant and vital fellowship scheme.”
The BBC Performing Arts Fund is a charity committed to developing new performing arts talent from across the UK. Since its inception in 2003 the Fund has awarded over £4m to aspiring musicians and talented performing arts individuals and community groups. To learn more about what the Fund does and how to apply please visit the website