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New Earth Academy

The only programme of its kind in the UK, New Earth Academy provides free, specialist training and opportunities for British East and South East Asians* (BESEA) aged 18+ who are interested in developing their skills and engagement in the performing arts.

Initially a week-long acting summer school based in London, the Academy has grown over its 12 years to encompass a range of disciplines and locations. New Earth Academy plays a key role in addressing the under representation of BESEA artists on UK stages and screens, both on and off stage, by providing a safe and supportive environment to gain access to professional training, develop new skills, join creative networks and engage with industry professionals.

Our 2022 academy will be a hybrid of online and in-person courses. This year we have expanded to include participants in the North East of England (Leeds) as well as the regions we've previously included; North West (Salford & Greater Manchester), Midlands (Birmingham) and the South of England (London).

*East and South East Asian descent includes: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, North Korea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and their Diasporas.

Click on the link(s) below to get more information on course dates, guest tutors and locations.

Performers and Off Stage Academy applications now open!