In supporting and employing practitioners in and from Wiltshire and the wider South West, we foster talent retention across the region.

To date Folio has commissioned 10 new plays for full production, employing over 150 freelance creatives, with 75% from Wiltshire and the South West.

Through the partnerships we build around our productions we bridge connections for the artists we support, enabling careers to flourish inside and outside of the county, whilst providing inspiration and entertainment for local audiences. Through touring our productions with key partners, such as ETT, we are able to deliver on our mission nationally – extending our reach to other neglected rural areas – ensuring our local work is connected to and influencing the wider cultural ecology.
By inspiring artists to develop their career in the area they call home, we hope to support a thriving community of exciting talent in rural areas, collaborating to create work across the breadth of the UK and encouraging talent retention outside of big cities.

“I loved my first introduction to working with Folio and would be very keen to do so in the future. My main take away is the support that I felt we were given as artists and freelancers” – Joe Hancock, director and practitioner

If you are an artist interested in working with us or looking for support please get in touch at

A huge thanks to our supporters

Arts council england
chapman charitable trust
the jack lane charitable trust
peoples postcode trust