Current Opportunities

Training and Development
M*****classes: Sound Design Training Programme

Applications are now open for M*****classes: Sound Design ‘23. This series of workshops, run by Stellar Quines Theatre Company, have been curated by Clare Hibberd, one of Scotland’s leading Sound Designers.

M*****classes is a unique training opportunity that aims to address the lack of gender diversity in creative design and production roles. Each set of M*****classes is focused on a specific area and consists of workshops, talks with professionals and hands on experience.

This is a free programme for those who have some experience or an interest in developing a career in that field – but require refreshment or up-skilling before presenting themselves as viable candidates for these positions.  M*****classes is for women, non-binary people and people from another marginalised genders. Self-definition is at the sole discretion of those individuals.

M*****classes: Sound Design ‘23 workshops will be facilitated by Sound Designers who have experience of working in Scotland, London and internationally. Participants will develop an understanding of professional processes and potential career paths while building practical skills and increasing confidence.

Find out more about this opportunity in the application pack on the Stellar Quines website.

This application pack is available in word document, BSL video and audio formats. If you require the application pack in an alternative format, please contact:

Application deadline: 12 noon on Friday 24 March .


Alumni UK Live

The British Council is hosting the first edition of Alumni UK Live, an online festival for global UK alumni from 27 – 31 March.

The festival will offer you exclusive professional development opportunities to enhance your knowledge, develop your career and connect with other international UK alumni across the world.

This year’s festival will highlight five key professional development themes:

  • the future of work
  • entrepreneurship
  • gender equality
  • global challenges
  • leadership

Sessions will be at different times to accommodate a range of time zones, and the festival will feature speakers from countries all around the world.

If you studied at a UK university, either in person or via distance learning, don’t miss out – register for free today.



If you have a bright business idea but need help to make it happen, Converge offers intensive business training, tailored support and game-changing cash prizes to get you there faster. Converge is hosting workshops in the lead-up to the competition, open for potential applicants or anyone starting a business. Information is available here.

Who is eligible: Converge is open to alumni within 48 months of graduation, who are over the age of 18 and looking for skills, support, guidance and funding to springboard a business idea from concept to reality.

What is available: Up to £30,000 investment.

Application deadline: Wednesday 29 March.

Contact the RKE team if you’d like to apply:


Innovation Studio

The Innovation Studio team is undertaking a research phase, from January to May 2023. Throughout this research and discovery phase, we are aiming to identify and map the many existing connections between the RCS and the wider external community in areas relating to Creative Health and Placemaking.

If you would like to discuss an idea or find out about ways you can get involved with Innovation Studio, please come along to our weekly drop-in’s at 10.30am on Thursdays – sign up. You can also get in touch at – we would be delighted to hear from you!

To arrange a meeting with our Innovators in Residence, you can book via Calendly. These sessions can be casual chats about what we are all up to and a nice way to say hi, or you might come with a specific project, question or problem you want to discuss with Lora and Leo.

Casting Calls
Mamma Mia ‘I Have A Dream’

Are you Mamma Mia’s next Sophie or Sky? Take a chance to become a West End superstar!

Apply now:

Application deadline: Friday 24 March at 6.00pm.


Call out for female performers

Alumna Jennifer Kelly is looking to cast three women in the performance The Constant Storm, with the aim of taking the work to Edinburgh Fringe Festival and other venues in the UK.

The performance is being considered for programming and funding. Selected artists will be directed and involved in the development and performance of an exciting piece of work that explores the pressures on women in society.

Jen is particularly interested in working with a diverse group of women above the age of 25. Previous experience in theatre performance is required. Deadline is Monday 10 April.

Jen is also looking to collaborate with a lighting designer, sound designer, AV designer and stage manager to form a tech team. Deadline is Wednesday 10 May.

More details can be found here.

If you have any questions, contact Jen:

Ulster Orchestra

The Ulster Orchestra is advertising for the following positions:

Application deadlines:

Sunday 19 March for Section Leader 2nd Violins and Tutti Double Bass.

Sunday 2 April for Principal Oboe No.2 / Cor anglais.


Millfield School

Millfield School are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivational graduate piano accompanist from September 2023 who will be able to assist with the academic and co-curricular provision in their busy and successful Music Department.

More details and the application form:

Application deadline: Wednesday 22 March at noon.


Explora Journeys Cruise Line

Reimagining Entertainment is collaborating with Explora Journeys, a new and exciting luxury cruise line, reimagining entertainment and casting Artistes for their maiden season and they are thrilled to be on the lookout for new, fresh talent.

They have multiple opportunities for musicians and vocalists available.

Musicians must have good sight reading ability and a unique flare and passion to entertain. If you create your own compositions/songs, they want to hear from you too!

Please contact them for more information:

Present Futures Associateship

Present Futures returns to the Centre of Contemporary Art in Glasgow between 22 – 24 June 2023. This marks the fifth edition of the multi-disciplinary art event curated by Colette Sadler and produced by Feral. Through a series of performances, discussions and films it considers post humanism, bodily representation and speculative futures.

With the support of The Work Room and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, they are offering a Present Futures Associateship, encompassing a research and development bursary, residency space, mentorship and an opportunity to present your work at Present Futures 2023.

The associateship is open to Scotland based artists within the first 5 years of their professional practice working within dance or movement.

  • Research and development bursary fee of £1,800
  • Two week development space at the Centre of Contemporary Art
  • Mentorship and professional development sessions
  • An invitation to present on your work as part of Present Futures Festival between 22 – 24 June 2023. This could take the form of sharing a work in progress, a talk or discussion, sharing of research, filmed work or a different kind of event or contribution proposed by the artist.

How do I apply?

For more information and how to apply, please visit the Present Futures website.

Application deadline: Sunday 26 March at 5.00pm.


Bruce Millar Graduate Fellowship

Applications are now open for the 2022-2023 Bruce Millar Graduate Fellowship.

This is a unique chance for a talented graduate from the School of Drama, Dance, Production and Film to launch their practice with a package of funding, support, and recognition from RCS.

Who is eligible:  2022 DDPF graduates and final year DDPF students.

What is available: One fellowship of £10,000 and the successful candidate will be offered aftercare and support during their fellowship period.

Click here to read the guidelines. Please ensure you meet the eligibility criteria before applying. Completed applications should be sent to

Application deadline: Monday 27 March at 5:00pm.

If you have any questions or any accessibility requirements and would like to submit your application by video, please contact For information on last year’s awardees, click here.



The Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs (DBACE) support visionary creative makers/producers/artists who are driven to create and build special projects, but also to improve the lives of others and the communities we live in.

Who is eligible: Anyone over the age of 18 who has an idea for a creative company.

What is available: Up to £20,000 investment and 12 months of business support with MeWe360 and Deutsche Bank.

Application deadline: Friday 31 March.

Click here to learn more about DBACE. We encourage you to reach out to Stephanie and Gallia before applying and they can support you throughout the process:


The Actors Children’s Trust

The Actors Children’s Trust (ACT) helps actors’ children enjoy secure and creative lives. They give financial, practical, and emotional support to help parents working in the unpredictable acting industry.

The money can be for childcare, activities, state school costs, SEND support and when you are in crisis. ACT pays parents directly and confidentially. Grants are free and never have to be paid back.

Find out more:

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