Join multi-award winning stage and costume designer, Anna Fleischle, for a design Masterclass.

This session will explore the way a designer thinks themselves into a piece and how their thoughts and ideas influence a production, a performance and an audience. Anna will discuss her innovative work in West End and touring productions for theatre, opera and dance, including Everyone’s Talking About Jamie(UK Tour), Home, I’m Darling (National Theatre / Theatre Clwyd / Duke of York Theatre), Hangmen (West End/Broadway), Death of a Salesman (West End/Broadway) and A German Life (Bridge Theatre), as well as recent production Punch (Nottingham Playhouse), and will talk through the thought process that led to some of her recent and past designs.

At the end of the session there will be some time for a Q&A with Anna.

Date: 28 June

The first in a series of Masterclasses and Creative Conversations delivered in partnership with Lloyd Webber Theatres, giving our members access to the teams behind some of the West End’s biggest shows.

Join Stu Sneade, Head of Automation, to see how, with the help of the Flux Capacitor, Doc and Marty travel back to 1955 and then get Back To The Future! See how they make a Delorian appear out of thin air, learn the technical tricks behind this cutting-edge production, and witness how backstage teams collaborate to deliver West End spectacles.

This Masterclass is perfect for members interested in technical and/or backstage roles and anyone excited by the magic of theatre.

This is a limited capacity event and places will be given on a first come first serve basis.

Date: 17 June

Do you live in London? Are you care-experienced and aged 16-24? If so, help us create an immersive art experience!

After five years of fun, exciting and powerful creative projects, the Voices Through Time programme is going out with a bang! We’re creating an immersive, site-specific, audio-visual installation for Coram’s main building.

The installation will champion the thoughts, feelings and perspectives of young people in care today, whilst revealing the experiences of those who lived in the Foundling Hospital – Britain’s first children’s home – in the 1700s and 1800s.

We want your help to create it!

Across four workshops in June and July 2024, a group of care-experienced young people will help develop the concept for the immersive installation and create artwork to feature in it.

We’ve commissioned The Liminal Space to create this experience. They’ve worked with some of the biggest museums and cultural venues in London, including the Barbican, V&A, and Museum of the Home. So, whatever we create, it will be impressive!

You don’t have to be good at visual art to take part in this project. You might make some graphics, photography, poetry or something you hadn’t even imagined! We’ll work that out once the concept has been finalised!

We have limited spaces on this project, and recommend that you sign up ASAP. The final deadline for sign-ups is Sunday 17 June.

If you have access needs, please tell us on the sign-up form.

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.

If you require the form in another format or have any other access needs, please email the current Youth Arts Coordinator, Lily, via the email address below.

We are offering £500 in funding to 25 young creatives aged 13-30.

Our RISE scheme supports young creatives in overcoming barriers to developing their creative practice who are based in the South East and parts of the South West – view the map. Spanning the wide range of UK creative industries, the funding aims to empower and invest in the next generation of artists and creators.

Deadline: 6pm, Sunday 30 June 2024

Ignite your passion for performance and production with Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s short courses. Our courses offer a wide range of opportunities to hone your craft and expand your repertoire, whether you are a newcomer or an experienced professional.

Guided by industry-leading practitioners, these courses provide unparalleled training and mentorship in an environment that fosters artistic growth and collaboration.

Introduction to Prop Making, Wednesday 28 – Friday 30 August, 2024 | £340 | Beginners, 18+ 

The intensive, 3-day Introduction to Prop Making course has been designed as a practical exploration of different techniques to create larger-than-life props. The workshop will cover essential skills like carpentry, laser cutting, sculpting, casting and mould-making.

Learning will take place in a supportive, hands-on environment where you learn the art of prop making from experienced professionals. In this course, you will:

• Learn how to use hand tools and workshop machines, and construct a stool using mortise and tenon joints;

• Sculpt an animal in clay, create a one-part mould in plaster, and reproduce the sculpt in latex;

• Work at scale to create larger than life food props – create a sculpt, learn how to use silicone to cast the sculpt and reproduce the object with tinted fast cast resins.

Ignite your passion for performance and production with Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s short courses. Our courses offer a wide range of opportunities to hone your craft and expand your repertoire, whether you are a newcomer or an experienced professional.

Guided by industry-leading practitioners, these courses provide unparalleled training and mentorship in an environment that fosters artistic growth and collaboration.

Design a Play in 5 Days, Monday 29 July – Friday 2 August 2024 | £570 | All skill levels, age 18+

Over five days, you will be immersed in the design studios at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, working closely with our Head of Design, as well as visiting specialists. You’ll delve into the process of shaping designs tailored to a given text, refining your craft and realising your creative vision.

In this course, you will:

> Conduct an analysis of a short piece of text to transform the narrative into visualisation and develop design concepts;
> Gain an understanding of character research, with a focus on designing costumes;
> Build a model box of the Spielman Studio at Tobacco Factory Theatres, working at scale to bring a flat-pack version to life;
> Work hands-on with various materials and realise designs at full scale in the School’s studio spaces;
> Receive guidance on how to put together design portfolios and how best to present your design work to different audiences.

Access to Work can help you get or stay in work if you have a physical or mental health condition or disability.

The support you get will depend on your needs. Through Access to Work, you can apply for:

If you are in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career behind the scenes of stage and screen, then this course is for you.

This vocational course combines industry practice and creative skills. You will study in our in-house Theatre and TV Studios, using our external hire and employer links to prepare for successful career progression. Media, Film and Photography are just few of the elements required to put together a staged production. This course looks at each of these and more, helping you develop skills that are transferable from an arena sized concert or a theatrical production all the way to small scale touring venue.

This course looks into the alternative side of the industry; business and people management alongside the more obvious aspects of the course such as stage management, theatre design, construction and operations.

We will teach you a wide range of skills required to successfully and skilfully put on stage/screen productions. From learning how to design and construct costumes to managing the wardrobe backstage on a live audience event or production.

There will be no shortage of hands-on experience on this course. You will work as a crew member in Kingston College's in-house theatre, gaining an understanding of design, operative and management roles and responsibilities.

A professional development programme for early career dance and music artists. A programme of networking, intensive weekends, mentoring and access to studio space.

Thrive 2024, offered by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, is a professional development initiative designed for independent dance and music professionals. Tailored to the needs of early-career artists, this programme aims to cultivate a fresh network of peers, equip participants with essential skills for sustaining their artistic careers, and foster an entrepreneurial mindset through a series of workshops, discussions, mentorship, and training sessions.

Over the course of four intensive weekends at the Trinity Laban campuses in South East London, attendees will engage in a variety of sessions covering topics such as self-sustainability in the arts (including managing a diverse career portfolio, enhancing social media and marketing skills, navigating arts funding, and mastering financial management including tax and contracts), as well as specialised workshops focusing on technique and skill enhancement within their respective art forms.

Networking opportunities, with guest speakers and facilitators providing platforms for creative exchange, skill sharing, and personal and professional growth. Additionally, participants will benefit from mentoring and Action Learning Sets, receiving three hours of personalised guidance from seasoned professionals either online or in person throughout the programme.

Access to studio space for research and rehearsals during the summer months will be provided, with potential avenues to showcase created works to the rest of the cohort.

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