National Digital Programme 2020/21

October 2020 – March 2021

An inspiring six month programme that supports aspiring and emerging artists age 14-25 across intersections and geographies of Scotland. 


These projects offered a range of artistic opportunities that centralised young people’s voices and agency in the co-creation of theatre-making work, with a firm eye on equity of opportunity and personal wellbeing. Woven through the programme was professional mentorship, bespoke mental health support plus resources for access and digital participation. Young artists benefitted from free participation in nurturing learning environments, while being immersed in new creative communities.  



A series of creative conversations with leading arts professionals, focused around Allyship, Intersections and Skills Development to equip young artists to shape the future of Scottish theatre.



2020 Stories Part Two

A brand-new cohort of young writers, inspired by professional mentors, creating new stories for performance. In partnership with Playwrights Studio Scotland.



Now You See Me: Younger Seeds

A workshop programme of spoken word, music and poetry held by and for artists of colour, culminating in a live online event. In partnership with RCS Transitions and in association with Seeds of Thought.



National Ensemble 2020

Young theatre-makers continue their campaign for climate justice through new lines of enquiry and experimental digital works. Collaboration with Director Melanie Jordan.



Making Space Online Festival

Sixteen resident artists engaging in bespoke artistic development making cross art form work, shared through an innovative online festival.




As the programme developed, it continued to explore and test digital platforms through online delivery, in conjunction with Scottish Government COVID-19 guidelines. The programme was made possible thanks to financial support from Creative Scotland Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development, The Foyle Foundation, The John Thaw Foundation, CMS Charitable Trust and The Nimar Trust.


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