Scottish Youth Theatre is delighted to launch the next six months of our National Digital Artistic Programme for young people age 14-25. We continue to support and advocate for aspiring and emerging artists across intersections and geographies, investing in them to become theatre makers, arts leaders, artivists and agents of change.
Following the success of ‘the lockdown programme,’ these projects offer a range of inspiring opportunities that centralise young people’s voices and agency in the co-creation of making theatre work, with a firm eye on equity of opportunity and personal wellbeing. Woven through the programme are professional mentorship, bespoke mental health support plus resources for access and digital participation.
Young artists will benefit from free participation in nurturing learning environments, immersed in new creative communities.
‘The world is changing and so are we. At Scottish Youth Theatre we have felt the urgent need for deeper connection and care in all that we do. In response, there has been a profound and rapid evolution of the way we work and how we think about our programming, producing and delivery models. In addition to our commitment to young people, we are pleased this programme can also offer a wide range of freelance opportunities to established professionals to support the work of young artists in Scotland. We are really looking forward to experiencing the different collaborations this programme will spark and to working with young artists from across Scotland as they share with us their artistic visions, concerns and dreams for the future.’
Young artists will continue to explore and test digital platforms as online delivery continues within the Scottish Government COVID-19 guidelines.
2nd October 2020 By Projects Coordinator