On 13th November 2019 PILOT Nights will land at Warwick Arts Centre! Tina Hofman is your Co-pilot for this edition, celebrating the long nights, (and the Winter that’s coming) with a little spark.

PILOT Nights is a chance for performance makers to present up to 20 minutes of new or existing work-in-progress material, in front of a live audience and industry peers.

We are looking for five artists at any stage of their career; we encourage artists of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, class and genders to apply.

Each artist will receive a small fee of £100, professional photos and video documentation of their work, feedback from the audience and access to some rehearsal space at the venue. It will be a great opportunity to test ideas, create links within the industry and meet future potential arts partners/potential collaborators. The cost of accommodation and travel for the day of event will be covered for artists travelling from outside the region.

PILOT Nights and their Co-Pilots are committed to improving accessibility in the arts and has begun to work with BSL interpreters for PILOT Nights events. The selected artists will have the opportunity to work with BSL interpreters for their presented extracts; supported by the PILOT Nights team.



PILOT Nights welcome applications in video or voice-recorded form as an alternative to written applications. If you wish to submit your application via a recording, please answer the questions on the application form and aim to keep the recording to under 5 minutes. We can accept applications in MP3 or MP4 format.

For selection criteria and to make a submission click here

To download the application form click here  

Deadline for submissions:
Friday 4th October 2019

Please contact us if you would like the application form in alternative formats, or have any alternative access needs.

The Co-Pilot for this event is Tina Hofman. Tina is a theatre maker, director, producer, and the Artistic Director of Notnow Collective. Born in Zagreb, Croatia (or, then Yugoslavia), Tina is now based in Birmingham. Through Notnow Collective, Tina is committed to developing a new model of contemporary performance and events that are radically inclusive of parents and carers. (Notnow Collective do this through offering BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby) engagement, and crèche supported performances and events.)

Tina’s theatre making work focuses on sifting through fragments of her lived experiences and memory. Her work examines politics on micro and macro level: grief, culture/tradition, disruptions, and seeks to air the spaces we would rather keep hidden. She is still curious about the ‘rave’ movement she was immersed into upon arrival to UK, and adores the cabaret. Tina’s work forms around movement, and she nurtures a strong playful and visual element in her narrative. Tina made work for studio theatres, site specific work in a variety of public and private spaces both in UK and abroad and one-to-one experiences and performance installations.

“As an artist I have always been drawn to the less conventional training and career paths, and have completely changed creative direction in my 30s. Also, I get excited about work open to varied and unexpected dynamics within its audiences (such as BYOB (bring-your-own-baby): carrying an element of unpredictability). As a Co-Pilot I will encourage all those who feel like they’re emerging, but are over 35 years of age, and all those considering changing directions, or coming back to work, to apply. I especially advocate for submissions from artists identifying as (im)migrant, speakers of English as additional language, those with caring responsibilities, and the under-represented.”

The Venue

Warwick Arts Centre is situated at the University of Warwick campus, between Coventry and Kenilworth, three miles from Coventry city centre. Technical support is limited but each artist will be given a slot during get-in to work with a venue technician and run with a BSL interpreter.

The venue’s access resources can be found here. Please contact Warwick Arts Centre Box Office if you require further assistance.

If you have any questions or concerns please email We want you to apply and we want to know what you can do.

Performance date: Wednesday 13th November 2019 

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