Introducing The Creative Hub

Launched in 2024, The Creative Hub is a members network for creative freelancers living in Scotland and working within theatre and media. This can include, but is not limited to, disciplines and professions such as actors, writers, directors, and producers. 

Based out of Perth Theatre and created in partnership with Lisa Nicoll Productions, the Hub aims to offer career development support, whilst also boosting the wellbeing of members through opportunities to socialise and peer support. Lisa brings an in-depth understanding of both the practical and emotional challenges faced in forging a freelance career and is the mastermind behind shaping a programme of events that blends both implementable learnings on areas like sourcing funding, to less tangible - but no less important - focuses on finding inspiration and motivation, so that Members leave uplifted after every meeting. 

Members can access a calendar of exclusive events and a range of additional benefits, all designed to motivate, support, mentor and guide participants through their career journeys. Events focused on skills and career development can include workshops and talks from industry professionals, panel sessions, regular networking opportunities, research and development support, and one-to-one advice sessions. Events and benefits that focus on encouraging social connection and wellbeing include access to a monthly podcast, health and wellness orientated talks, group theatre visits, and lunches and other social occasions. 

Lisa Nicoll, of Lisa Nicoll Productions

Applications now open for 2024/25 Membership

We are now accepting applications to The Creative Hub for membership throughout 2024/25. 

Details of a full programme of events will be shared with successful members, but include talks and workshops from: 

  • Andy McGregor, Sleeping Warrior
  • Taylor Dyson and Calum Kelly, Elfie Picket Theatre
  • Gareth Nicholls, Traverse Theatre
  • Ashley Storrie, Dinosaur, BBC
  • Freelance Directors Jordan Blackwood and Finn Den Hertog
  • Ken Alexander, Director
  • Actress Caroline Deyga, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour
  • Actor Josh Whitelaw, Outlander
  • Gavin Smith, BBC Scotland
  • Louise V Say, Shetland BBC/Silverprint Pictures  
  • Orla O’Connor Casting
  • Anna Dawson Casting
  • Sharon McHendry, SM Publicity
  • Severine Wyper, Vanishing Point
  • Gary McIntosh, Equity
  • Maureen Carr and Eimi Quinn

The schedule will begin on Wednesday 4 September with an official launch event! 

How to apply

We are inviting interested freelancers to submit applications for consideration. To be eligible you must hold either a HND in your creative field or have the equivalent of two paid industry credits.

If you wish to apply, you need to prepare, complete, and submit:

  1. An application form, to be completed online here
  2. Your CV
  3. A cover letter detailing your practice and your interest in The Creative Hub

Please complete your application form online making sure to identify yourself clearly, and submit your CV and cover letter to by 17:00, Wednesday 31 July. 

You will be notified by the week of 19 August if your application has been successful. Thereafter, to complete your registration as a Member of The Creative Hub, payment of the annual fee of £150 must be received. Details of how to make the fee payment will be communicated to you directly, with payment options available. 

Got a question?

For any queries regarding The Creative Hub, please email  or