The Bold Collective are a youth-led cohort who aim to reach young people across the city through cultural workshops, events and community-led opportunities. The Sustainability Grant is an opportunity for young people to apply for a small fund to deliver a project, increase the capacity of their practice, or access materials to improve their art-form. All proposals must have a strong focus on sustainability and environmentally friendly practice.

The Bold Collective believe that all young people have the right to be creative and that the arts really do change lives for the better.

The Bold Collective invites young creatives (aged 16-24) to submit proposals to be awarded up to £500 for a Sustainable Project, Session or Development which will be taking place between July 2024 – November 2024. You can apply for the Sustainability Grant as an individual or group. The fund can support a maximum of six projects between July 2024 and November 2024.

Deadline to submit a proposal is 5pm on Friday 14th June 2024.

Are you aged 16-25? Do you want to use your creativity to ask questions, share stories and make change? Do you think the arts can change people’s minds, opinions and even their lives? Are you interested in building leadership and facilitation skills?

If so, find out more about Community and Applied Arts Practice at the Fair Access Expo on Friday 7 June 2024, 10am – 3.30pm.

At this exciting all-day event, they’re inviting you to:

Join practical sessions with experienced community artists. They’ll share their skills and show you how they work creatively with all sorts of communities. Come and learn about the stories that matter.

What is Community Arts Practice? It’s a springboard to careers in teaching, directing, performance making, youth work, community music, arts in health and wellbeing, community education, play work, arts funding, creative learning in arts and cultural organisations and so much more!

Competition open to all with an Orkney connection

Write a 5-25 minute play: any style, theme, or setting - just use one of the selected Stromness Debating Society topics as the title or a line of the dialogue! List of debates here.

3 x £300 prizes. No entry fee.

Selected writers will have their play staged in a rehearsed reading by SDC.

Under-18s and over-18s judged separately, young people's ages taken into account.

Deadline 31 May.

The Junior Conservatoire of Production is a three-year programme which offers bespoke training to talented young artists and technicians at Scotland’s national conservatoire. Theatre production is an area of skill shortage in Scotland and this programme aims to address this and train young people for a successful and creative career.

Each Production student in the Junior Conservatoire will be given a tailored timetable which will cater to their interests and areas of development. You will be given opportunities to learn more in a range of subjects across the technical and production arts, including set and costume design, prop making, set construction, scenic art, costume, stage management, lighting, sound and stage technology.

At the end of each year, students can present their work either in an exhibition or on a production to demonstrate their progression over the year.

Junior Conservatoire students will gain a comprehensive insight into the world of theatre production and by the end of your studies, you will be working at a high-quality standard and consider applying to full-time production studies.

Entry to the programme is by interview only and we accept a small number of students each year into the programme to allow us to focus our teaching on each individual’s development.

The programme runs across the Scottish academic year from August to June, and there are two comprehensive levels of study available depending on your ability and experience. Many students who graduate from our programme go on to study as undergraduate students at the RCS in either the BA Production Technology Management or BA Production Art and Design.

Creators’ Fund+ is a new 1-year pilot programme, supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland, will provide 8 Black People and People of Colour (BPoC) creative and cultural professionals living in Scotland with £2000 grants and 20 hours of mentorship from industry professionals to elevate their careers.

Building on the success of the original Creators' Fund which offered £500 microgrants and 5.5 hour mentorships, Creators' Fund+ seeks to inspire a future generation of BPoC creatives in Scotland while starting an important discussion about representation in the country’s creative industries.

One or Two Year Theatre, Film & TV Technician Course (Incorporating HNC in Technical Theatre / HND Technical Theatre and Production Arts)

There are very few places in Scotland when you can study technical theatre and film and television production arts, but we can go much further than that.

Our course is focused on a FULL TIME - 5 days a Week course, to develop real practical skills, knowledge and experience in Theatre, Film and Television. 

With our expertise and your commitment, determination and hard graft, that's the goal - to get you WORKING in one of the most exciting and creative industries in the world.

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