New training programme launched for autumn 2022

We’re delighted to launch the first part of our brand new training programme, full of great learning, CPD and networking opportunities for organisations and freelancers across the youth arts sector. We’ll be launching part two next month, so be sure to look out for that.

The new training programme will be a blend of virtual and live events and will take on a variety of different formats. We’ll be using Workshop spaces for subjects led by an expert; our ever-popular Swap Shops for the youth theatre sector to share ideas; Creative Conversations to allow a bit of Q&A on a given topic; and Fora to bring groups together to work through projects and challenges. Some events will even be free for Members, so keep an eye out for these.

To help you to better select the training sessions that are appropriate for you, your staff, and freelancers you work with, all of our new training will have a suggested audience from three fluid categories of Managers, Youth Theatre Practitioners, and Freelancers. And to quickly find what you’re looking for, we’ve divided our dynamic programme into six thematic areas…

Youth Theatre Foundations
AKA… “How to run a safe, efficient organisation through policy, legislation and best practice”. The stuff you (sometimes legally) need to do to do what you do!

Creative Concepts
Creative workshops for all the artforms under the umbrella term we call “youth theatre”.

Youth Theatre for Everyone
Investigating all areas of access and inclusion – not just ticking boxes.

Money Matters
Check out this theme for help with managing finance, balancing budgets and getting really good at fundraising.

Next Generation
No Trekkies were harmed in the making of this theme. Here we’ll be boldly empowering the leaders of tomorrow – in the arts and beyond.

Freelancers Guide
The Freelancers’ Guide to the Galaxy will be tackling topics that are unique to the freelancers in our sector

Keeping it accessible

Thanks to funding from Creative Scotland, the Gannochy Trust, the Macrobert Trust, the Foyle Foundation, the People’s Postcode Trust, the Stafford Trust, the Hugh Fraser Foundation, and the JTH Charitable Trust, we are delighted to be able to offer bursary places on our current sector training programme for YTAS Members who need financial support to be able to attend.


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