It takes a cast of people to put on a production and everyone plays their part, whether it's on stage or behind the scenes. It's important to us at Spotlight to recognise the work that these fantastic organisations do for our members, and people who are passionate about the performing arts. We're proud to work alongside you to support our industry in the UK and Europe.
AFO consists of 15 member charities, and between them they provide support for people of all ages who have worked in the entertainment industry. They help people in need as a result of illness, accident, old age or low income families.
Equity is the UK trade union for professional performers and creative practitioners. As well as negotiating working terms and conditions across the industry, they are a campaigning union who support the careers of professional artists, helping with legal matters, stage names, tax advice and much more. Members are at the heart of their organisation.
NYT inspire, train, and showcase exceptional performers and theatre technicians aged 14-25 from Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Each year they reach out across the UK to discover diverse new talent. Their programmes Playing Up and NYT REP offer opportunities for up-and-coming performers from all backgrounds.
Pleasance support performers with the creation of their own work and fringe theatre, by providing one of the biggest and highly respected venues at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and also Pleasance Theatre in Islington. Their mission is to provide a platform for the talent of the future.
PIPA are creating a more inclusive, accessible industry by bringing together leading UK theatres and arts organisations as part of their campaign for equal opportunities and flexible working in the performing arts.
The Actors Centre support performers throughout their career, with regular workshops on offer at their central London hub. Established by actors, their vision is to create a place for actors to network and support each other, something which is crucial in this industry.
On-going development is crucial for any actor to keep sharp. TAG offers a vast array of workshops in the West End (most of them at Spotlight!) and also at their hub in Manchester. TAG's programme is genuinely actor led - and only those who work, teach!
Through their work with MonologueSlam UK, where actors from diverse backgrounds have the opportunity to perform in front of industry heavyweights, WriterSlam or their short film festival, TCN are dedicated to giving opportunities to people to work in the performing arts.
The Casting Society of America seeks to uphold and honour the highest standards of professionalism in the casting field in television, film, theatre and new media; to advocate and promote the role of the casting director generally and within the entertainment industry while supporting its members to further their goals and protect their common interests.
The Agences Artistiques network, run by CCCOM, helps to promote French performers to French casting directors. A member of Spotlight's European network of casting platforms, French casting directors use Agences Artistiques to send breakdowns and search for the most talented actors in France and across Europe.
StagePool is Northern Europe's largest audition and casting portal. As part of our Spotlight's European casting network, breakdowns are shared between Spotlight and Stagepool to help casting directors find the leading actors in Scandinavia and Germany, and offer opportunities for Spotlight members to work throughout Europe.
For 60 years Showcast has been Australia and New Zealand's premier casting resource. An intuitive and integrated online casting experience, the new Showcast Studio software and casting breakdown tools, along with the biography details of Australia and New Zealand's top actors, Australia's most comprehensive casting tool can be accessed by casting directors via Spotlight.
Tagmin provides cutting edge software to theatrical agents and integrates with Spotlight through a dedicated API. Talent's availability, bookings, invoices and payments combine with powerful search and reporting tools - dramatically cutting down on repetitive admin. Tagmin links together an agent's world - their contacts and clients - and the projects that connect them.
Your mental health is really important. That's why we've joined forces with Equity, The Stage and BAPAM (British Association of Performing Arts Medicine) to create an online resource called ArtsMinds to help performers and creative practitioners facing mental health issues. One in four people will experience mental health problems and it's important we can access the right support when we need it.