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We’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to.

Based on our super detective skills, curious conversations, and having our fingers in a whole network of pies, we’ve gathered lots of helpful resources together in one handy place. These are based on the most frequently asked questions, our own musings, some finely-honed skills, and requests from the sector. 

We’ve grouped some of our resources together by topic into a handy bunch of toolkits for your perusal. The toolkits contains articles, links, templates, and media to keep you up-to-date, informed and, most importantly, inspired! Think of the resources as individual books, and the toolkits as the shelf in the library that they all sit happily on together.

If you think we’ve missed something out, don’t sit there in silence – let us know! Tell us all about it by submitting a shiny new resource at the bottom of the page.


Membership Support Portal
Our Membership Support Portal pulls together resources, tools and templates to support YTAS members to run as legal and sustainable businesses. In short, we’ve done the searching for you! 
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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Improving EDI in your group is not just a tick-box exercise, but a shift in mindset.
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Creative Pathways
This toolkit contains resources to help you take that first or next step in your creative career.
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Money Matters
So, you’ve got a brilliant idea for a new project – but how do you pay for it?
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Keeping You Right
Keep up to date with all the latest developments on policies, legislation and best practice.
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Getting Started
If you’re considering setting up a new youth theatre group, then this is the toolkit for you!
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Environmental Sustainability
This toolkit helps to explain what environmental sustainability means and why it is relevant in a youth theatre context.
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Outdoor Performance
This toolkit provides a starting point for groups researching ways to work outdoors.

All resources

If you’d rather look at all of our resources individually, no problem! They love working together as part of a toolkit, but they’re perfectly happy to put on a solo performance too. We like to give everyone a fair shot in the spotlight, after all…

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A Conversation on Creative Design
In this recorded discussion, we look at ways we can be creative and resourceful in the design process, and how directors and designers can work together in creative and ecological ways.
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A Guide to Budgets
Tips and advice for putting together a budget for your project or funding application from the Cultural Enterprise Office.
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Adapting Our Culture
A toolkit for cultural organisations planning for a climate changed future, including useful information about making adaptation plans and adapting the operations of cultural organisations.
Green Recovery
Advice for a Green Recovery
A report prepared by the Just Transition Commission, providing advice to the Scottish Government on ensuring a just green recovery, carrying forward the climate benefits that were witnessed during COVID-19 lockdown.
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Applying for Funding
Freelance Producer Susannah Armitage shares ten tips from her experience of writing funding applications.
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Cards for Inclusion
Cards for Inclusion is a card game helping those in the arts sector explore how barriers can be removed and how we all can make whatever we offer more accessible to disabled people.
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Cash for Culture
This popular publication from Creative Lives has been specifically created to help cultural groups – or any voluntary/community group wishing to carry out creative activities – fundraise for their group.
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Child Protection Resource Pack
An invaluable compilation of best practice guides, sample policies and templates relating to Child Protection and protecting vulnerable groups.
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Children and Young People’s Rights
Helpful guides and resources to understand and implement a Children and Young People’s Rights approach in your work.
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Creating Opportunities for Youth Leadership
Glasgow’s Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre has long had a reputation for creating brilliant formal and informal leadership opportunities for young people. But we’ll let them tell you!
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Creating Safety
Guidance on child protection requirements for individuals and organisations involved in delivering artistic, cultural and creative projects for children and young people in Scotland.
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Creative Carbon Scotland Resources
Creative Carbon Scotland’s fantastic list of recommended resources to help you reduce your organisation’s impact on the environment and cut carbon emissions.

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