June is Pride season, with events across the country celebrating and supporting the LGBTQ+ community. Youth Theatre should be a safe space for all young people to access engaging theatre activities, so here's a list of companies, artists and texts we’ve found across the sector.
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Nathan Powell is a director, writer and Trainee Artistic Director at 20 Stories High. He has extensively worked with young people across the country, and is leading a workshop at Raising The Game 2019 about making an inclusive, engaging and exciting rehearsal room
Read the full article: Interview with Nathan Powell from 20 Stories High
The Knotted Project create intricate & original physical theatre for various platforms & audiences.
Read the full article: Interview with The Knotted Project
Company Three is an award-winning company of 75 young people aged 11-19 in Islington, North London.
Read the full article: Interview with Company Three
The Stage has published an excellent article championing Youth Theatre
Read the full article: Nine Reasons Why Youth Theatre Truly Matters
Tell Tale Hearts devise new stories and play with old tales to deliver interactive theatre experiences for primary children, younger years and their grown ups too.
Read the full article: Interview with Tell Tale Hearts
Calls for unity have been made following comments accusing Arts Council England of appropriating a radical movement and likening the national funder to Nigel Farage playing the sitar at WOMAD festival.
Read the full article: Arts Council sparks controversy with ‘practical guide’ to cultural democracy
Good Chance Theatre is partnering with the Museum of Immigration in Paris to open a pop-up performance space that will be programmed by refugees.
Read the full article: Good Chance sets up Paris pop-up theatre run by refugees
The City of Dreams strategy aims to engage 165,000 under-25s in the arts every year for the next 10 years, and hopes to address poverty and mental health challenges.
Read the full article: The City of Dreams strategy
An analysis of three years of funding by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation says few statutory grants rise with inflation and increasing demand for services
Read the full article: Short-term funding prevents arts charities from planning, says review
The power of culture to address social challenges has emerged as a key theme at a Culture Summit involving Government officials from 45 countries.
Read the full article: The power of culture to address social challenges
As performance targets squeeze the arts to the margins of the curriculum, only the most courageous of state schools are continuing to provide the bedrock of ongoing opportunities that were available to previous generations. Pauline Tambling charts the decline.
Read the full article: Pauline Tambling on the decline of arts in schools
Ovalhouse’s FiRST BiTES programme ensures that it takes the risks necessary for creating diverse and experimental theatre, explains Owen Calvert-Lyons.
Read the full article: Owen Calvert-Lyons on Ovalhouse’s FiRST BiTES programme
Fiona Helleur, Head of Youth Arts at The Youth Arts Centre, Douglas, Isle of Man writes about how she took her young people to Kecskemét in Hungary to take part in an International Cultural Exchange program with 3000 young people aged 8 – 18 from 30 different countries all of who stayed with local families and performed in front of appreciative audiences from all over the world.
Read the full article: Fiona Helleur on the Kecskemét International Cultural Exchange Programme
Two reports commissioned by Arts Council England found that cost and lack of confidence are major barriers to youth engagement.
Read the full article: Class gap” holds back young people from the arts, finds research
Do we circumscribe creativity when we measure it in accreditation regimes such as GCSE? Better integrating it in an Eco-Ed approach.
Read the full article: An Eco-Ed Approach to E-bacc Nathalie Bethesda
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Love performing, but don’t want to act? Or do you just need a side hustle? Freelance teaching could be a fulfilling temporary, or even permanent, profession to supplement your bank balance. Samantha Marsden explains
Read the full article: Try drama teaching: be the inspiration behind tomorrow’s performers
Have you ever wondered what it's like to work for a theatre company, especially in a senior role? It's a good thing we got to chat with Stuart Cox, from Jacksons Lane!
Read the full article: Want My Job? with Stuart Cox
Manchester City Council has appointed Dave Moutrey, Director and Chief Executive of HOME, as its new Director of Culture.
Read the full article: The Director of HOME hopes to make Manchester a ‘sticky city’ and to collaborate with Mayor Andy Burnham on integrating culture into healthcare, housing and transport agendas
Registrations for 2018 arts GCSEs in England have plummeted by a further 51,000, taking the total fall in entries to almost 150,000 over the past five years.
Read the full article: The fall in entry numbers for GCSE arts subjects has reached record levels, but an Ofqual report understates dramatic losses in design and technology
What is a business plan?
Read the full article: How to Write an Effective Business Plan from the Cultural Enterprise Office, Scotland
Researcher Patrycja Kaszynska and consultant Ian David Moss discuss researching the value of culture in the UK and the US.
Read the full article: Do we know more about the worth of the arts than we did 30 years ago or have we been going in circles?
At Creative & Cultural Skills we believe that growth in our sector can’t really happen unless people are trained and skilled for the jobs that actually need doing.
Read the full article: Sara Whybrew explores the impact that the new T Level qualifications – an alternative to apprenticeships or A Levels – may have on the arts sector.
Della Hill, recruited as Development and Communications Officer: 'I had a lot more to offer than the skillset on my CV' Photo: Outroslide Photography
Read the full article: To improve the diversity of the workforce, arts organisations need to employ more young people from low-income backgrounds. Kate Danielson shares tips for adjusting recruitment practices to do just that.