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Privacy Policy

Magnetic North's Privacy Policy V1 (Published 24 May 2018)

Privacy Policy

Magnetic North is committed to keeping your information secure and managing it in accordance with our legal responsibilities under privacy and data protection laws.

This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we hold about you and your rights in this regard.

About us

We are Magnetic North Theatre Productions Ltd., a company registered in Scotland (no 199210), Charity no SC029351, at Summerhall, 1 Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL.

About you

 You are a person who has done one or more of the following:

  • used our website which is currently at www.magneticnorth.org.uk.
  • subscribed to our mailing list.
  • completed an online or paper feedback form.
  • contacted us via email, via the contact form on our website or otherwise.
  • interacted with us on social media, either directly or indirectly.
  • donated money via Givey, cheque, cash or services in kind.
  • told a venue where we perform that you are happy for them to pass on your information to us.
  • submitted a script to us.
  • submitted a CV to us.
  • contacted us regarding auditions and/or has auditioned for us.
  • attended one of our workshops, productions or events.

This privacy policy doesn’t cover personal data we may hold about you as a result of you being an employee, trustee, supplier or freelance/sole trader with whom we work or we are discussing working with.

The information we may hold about you

Information we hold about you might include:

  • information you provide us in an online or paper form (for example, your name and contact details, postcode, age, feedback about our work).
  • details of tickets you have requested from us and/or your attendance at our productions, guest nights, press nights or other events.
  • communications with us (for example, using the contact form on our website, by email, or notes of phone calls).
  • information about your purchases, donations, event attendance and interactions with our communications – including the information available through the services we use to do this, currently Mailchimp, Givey and Google Forms.
  • information you send to us by email, via the contact form on our website or otherwise (eg your CV, information about your work).
  • your publicly available social media activity or analytics on you provided by social media platforms e.g. Twitter handle, posts and location.
  • information about you that you have provided a venue where we perform which you are happy for them to pass on to us securely.

How we use information about you

We collect and hold information about you so we can:

  • personalise your experience of our website and/or communications you receive from us.
  • record who has given money or services to us so that we can tell them how their money has helped us and others, and to claim GiftAid where possible.
  • manage our organisation effectively and continually improve what we do.
  • develop our relationship with you as someone who may want to collaborate with us.
  • inform future programming of events including better understanding of specific locations and tailoring work to specific audiences.
  • encourage bookings for our events and donations in order for us to be less dependent on funding – according to what marketing communications you have agreed to:
    • to communicate with you about ourselves, our work, future shows, other fun stuff that we think you might find interesting, and opportunities to support us.
    • to communicate with you about upcoming Open Auditions.
    • to communicate with you about training and workshops.

Although we sometimes will tell you about work from others, we won’t pass information we hold about you to them – unless you explicitly give us your permission.

Any feedback you give us we may use in public communications. But we won’t do so in such a way that people would know it was from you – unless we get your permission.

We may share information about you with other organisations who help us deliver services to you but this will always be under the same conditions as we are bound by under this privacy policy.

We may share information about you with law enforcement agencies or other organisations or individuals if we are obliged to by law.

Use of anonymised data

The information about you we use to demonstrate the impact and reach of our work to funders is anonymised. So we will not share anything which identifies you personally.

We use a third party provider, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns, for example, what you look at or access, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, information about your computer, including – where your browser provides this – your IP address, operating system and browser type. This information is anonymised, and we will make no attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

We use a third party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our e-newsletters. Through MailChimp we gather statistics around email opening and clicks which are not personally identifiable.

Marketing

We would like to communicate with you about ourselves, our work, future shows, other fun stuff that we think you might find interesting and opportunities to support us.

We will only do this if you explicitly give us permission to do this. For example, we won’t add you to our mailing list if you just give feedback or contact us through the contact form.

You have the right to opt out at any time from us contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer want to be contacted for marketing purposes send us an email or click ‘unsubscribe’ within the email we have sent you.

Storage and retention

We will only store your information in services within the EEA, or in services signed up to the EU-US Privacy Shield.

We will keep your information for as long as is required for us to provide you with the service you have requested from us. Where your information is no longer required, we will ensure it is disposed of in a secure manner.

Contacting us, access to your information and right of correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.

If you would like a copy of some or all of the information we hold about you – or otherwise want to contact us, please email or write to us at this address.

We want to make sure that the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. You can ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.

Cookies

Cookies are text files placed on your computer by a website to collect standard internet log information and information about the behaviour of visitors that visit a website.

For further information on cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

We will use the information we collect as a result of you accepting a cookie from our site to track your use of the website and to compile reports on the use of the website by all visitors.

You can set up your browser not to accept cookies, and the websites above tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. In a few cases, some features of our website may not function fully as a result.

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. If you follow links to other websites, you should read their privacy policies to see how they use information about you.

Changes

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and will place any updates on this website. This privacy policy was last updated on 24 May 2018.

Things that could change in the future without us coming back to you to get your agreement or permission again:

  • we could move our website to a different address.
  • we could change the services we use to sell tickets or do mailings.

Contact

This privacy policy was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of Magnetic North’s collection and use of personal information. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any requests for this should be sent to the address below.

If you have any questions about this Policy or feedback on this Policy, or would like to exercise your rights with respect to your personal information, please contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to Magnetic North, Summerhall, 1 Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL.

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Main Contacts

Artistic Director    

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As Artistic Director, I am responsible for the artistic programme of the company. I work with the Producer and Artistic Administrator to implement our programme of productions and artist development. I facilitate the company’s Rough Mix, Space/Time and Artist Attachment programmes and work with writers, designers and other freelance artists to develop and create productions.


I direct all the company’s productions and have worked with playwrights such as Clare Duffy, Lynda Radley, Linda McLean and Tom McGrath on new plays for the company. I sometimes write the text for productions, most recently Lost in Music, Our Fathers (co-written with Rob Drummond) and A Walk at the Edge of the World.


Contact me if:

  • You are an artist (e.g. playwright, composer, visual artist) and want to know how we might support your development.   
  • You are from an organisation interested in partnering with us on a project or residency.
  • You want to know more about any of the residencies we run.
 
Producer  

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I am Magnetic North’s Producer which means I work with the Artistic Director to oversee the activity of the company, with the guidance of our Board of Directors. I lead on project and financial management for the company and work with the Artistic Director to initiate and develop collaborations which will help Magnetic North achieve its goals.  

Contact me if:

  • You would like to talk about collaborating with Magnetic North
  • You would like Magnetic North to tour to your venue
  • You have a question about an invoice or payment. 

 

Artistic Administrator    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 

I am Magnetic North’s Artistic Administrator, which means I lead on the co-ordination of Rough Mix and Space/Time, our development opportunities for artists. I also plan events and socials for our artists’ network and support the Artist Attachments.

Contact me if:
  • You are an artist interested in how Magnetic North can help you
  • You are interested in partnering with Magnetic North to deliver an artist development opportunity
  • You have any other questions about our Artist & Project Development programme that is not answered on our website.
Marketing Manager   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
   

I am Magnetic North’s Marketing Manager which means that I promote the company and its productions.  I oversee PR, web, email and social media management, advertising and print production.


Contact me if:

  • You are a journalist seeking information
  • You would like to talk about setting up a promotional ‘swap’
  • You have a question about our website, email newsletters or social media channels.

Information for Writers and Actors

Writers: We only produce work we have commissioned ourselves and don't have the capacity to read unsolicited scripts. If you have a script you would like feedback on, please submit it to Playwrights' Studio Scotland's script reading service - details here. If you are interested in our Artist Development programme, please look here.
Actors: Magnetic North usually casts once or twice a year for specific projects. Details of casting will be posted on this page.
Current Casting: We are not currently casting. 

Mailing List

To stay up to date on the latest news and developments from Magnetic North sign up for our newsletter using the link at the top of this page.

To sign up to our Artist Development mailing list, go here. Privacy Policy.

Magnetic North's Artist Development programme is unique within the UK.  It helps established and emerging artists develop their skills in supportive, multi-art form settings.

One of the most important principles of the programme is that it is open to any artist, which means paying people for their time. Without this financial support, many freelance artists could not afford to take time away from their work, even for something that will have a significant effect on their creative development. 

A financial donation from you would help us do more. We think that continuing artist development is a vital part of maintaining a thriving creative culture.

If you would like to make a donation to support this work, please visit our Givey page.

If you would like more information about our work and how you can support it, please contact Artistic Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Magnetic North is an award-winning theatre company based in Edinburgh, Scotland, formed in 1999 by theatre and opera director Nicholas Bone.

Our vision is to be leaders at the heart of ambitious artist-centred development and production in Scotland, the UK and internationally.

Our mission is to run a multi-art form programme of artist-centred development and production that creates significant paid opportunities for diverse individual artists at different career stages and produces a distinctive body of high quality work for audiences in Scotland, the UK and internationally. 

Our purpose is to give artists from a range of disciplines and backgrounds the nourishment, focused support and production opportunities needed to continue developing and creating great work throughout their careers. 

Our unique five part programme integrates artist development and support with production and has evolved in response to the needs of artists:

1. Rough Mix initial development: multi-artform creative labs to explore early ideas and encourage experimentation in a low-risk, supportive atmosphere.

2. Re-Mix further development: focused research and development of promising ideas towards commissioning and production.

3. Productions presenting finished work to audiences, usually through touring.

4. Space/Time creative retreats: reflection and renewal of practice through individual reflection and facilitated discussion of what nourishes creative processes.

5. Support ongoing support and nurturing of participating artists, including artist attachments, production support, mentoring, and creative assistant opportunities.

We have collaborated with organisations like the Southbank Centre, Tramway, Comar, Dundee Rep and Cumbernauld Theatre to produce work. Among our recent productions are Pass the Spoon - a collaboration with Turner Prize nominee David Shrigley and award-winning composer David Fennessy - A Walk at the Edge of the World - an award-winning collaboration with environmental artists Sans façon - and Sex and God - a play by the acclaimed playwright Linda McLean. 

We are:

  • Nicholas Bone Artistic Director
  • Verity Leigh Producer
  • James Coutts Marketing Manager

Find out how to contact Magnetic North here.

Our Board of Directors is:

  • Alex Hinton Marketing Manager, National Museums Scotland
  • Alice McGrath Creative Director, Red Bridge Arts
  • Lesley Anne Rose Writer & Producer
  • Mark Saunders Director & Educator
  • Nicholas Bone Artistic Director
  • Paula Van Hagen Director, Chats Palace
  • Sadie McKinlay Head of Development, Edinburgh International Festival 

 Publications:

Several of our plays are published:

  • A Walk at the Edge of the World (Magnetic North 2014) available This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from us for £5.00 inc UK p&p (RRP £6.00)
  • Sex and God (Nick Hern Books 2012) available This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from us for £6.00 inc UK p&p (RRP £9.99)
  • Pass the Spoon (Hayward Publishing 2012) available from Blackwells.
  • Walden (Magnetic North 2009) available This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from us for £4.00 inc UK p&p (RRP £4.99) very limited stock
  • After Mary Rose (Magnetic North 2009) available This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from us for £4.00 inc UK p&p (RRP £5.99)
  • My Old Man (Capercaillie 2005) - now out of print.