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Genesis Theatre Design Programme

Genesis Theatre Design Programme launches to increase representation in theatre sector

The Genesis Foundation has this week launched a free training and mentoring programme for global majority applicants from socially and economically challenging backgrounds who want to pursue a career in theatre as a designer.

The Genesis Theatre Design Programme is a free two-year part-time course which will train and support six designers with the aim of improving global majority representation among theatre designers in the industry, expanding

the pipeline of talent, and opening more career opportunities. It is a partnership between the Mulberry UTC Creative Industry Training College, the National Theatre, The School of Historical Dress and Brixton House and funded by the Genesis Foundation, National Theatre Foundation, with additional support from the James Family Charitable Trust.

The programme will include tutorials with world-class designers and directors, lectures and research projects with staging and costume experts, design projects with global majority directors and artists, practical training with production and technical staff, placements as assistants to designers, and experience in theatres. Participants will also network with and receive mentoring from leading industry professionals.

We will take on six students each 2-year course,

commencing April 2023.