National Digital Artistic Programme
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 offer a range of artistic 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 benefit from free participation in nurturing learning environments, 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.
A brand-new cohort of young writers, inspired by professional mentors, creating new stories for performance. In partnership with Playwrights Studio Scotland.
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.
Young theatre-makers continue their campaign for climate justice through new lines of enquiry and experimental digital works. Collaboration with Director Melanie Jordan.
Sixteen resident artists engaging in bespoke artistic development making cross art form work, shared through an innovative online festival.
The programme will continue to explore and test digital platforms as online delivery continues within the Scottish Government COVID-19 guidelines.
The programme has been made possible thanks to financial support from Creative Scotland Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development, The Foyle Foundation, The John Thaw Foundation, CMS Charitable Trust, The Nimar Trust.