We are pleased to announce Youth Theatre Arts Scotland’s Professional Development Programme for 2019 with three brand new schemes to support our sector’s exciting work.
Through these new activities we aim to improve access, progression and ambition in the field of youth theatre arts in Scotland and to develop leadership in our sector. We welcome participation from anyone who uses drama and theatre in their work with young people (including practitioners, artists, volunteers, youth workers or teachers).
YT Directors’ Development Programme
Launch Date: May 2019
The YT Directors’ Development Programme will give experienced directors of youth theatre the opportunity to take part in new four-month long programme to hone new ideas and develop their creative practice. From August to November 2019 participants will come together to view performances, take part in workshops, receive coaching, develop new projects with young performers and present work-in-progress. The programme is supported by and offered in partnership with the Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and the Traverse Theatre.
Launch Date: June 2019
YT Essentials is a series of half or one-day training sessions starting in September 2019 and running throughout the year. Training will be targeted at emerging and mid-career practitioners who would benefit from support in the essential building blocks required to run a youth theatre or work as a freelancer in our sector. Sessions will include topics such as Child Protection Awareness, Fundraising and The Freelancer’s Toolbox.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Fund
Launch Date: September 2019
The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Fund will offer a limited number of bursaries of up to £500 to YTAS members for the first time. The application process will be short and simple with successful applicants making their own decisions about how to use this funding.
Full details of each scheme will be announced on our Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages, plus the Opportunities section of this website. These new training opportunities have been made possible with support from the Gannochy Trust and Creative Scotland.