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.

Italia Conti’s MA Creative Arts Education programme is designed to nurture and develop innovative and individual teachers and practitioners, who embody and apply specialist skills and techniques supported by grounded knowledge of industry practices, contexts, and the emerging requirements that empower graduates for a sustainable career in various educational contexts including further education, higher education and conservatoire-style drama schools.

The programme is validated by the University of Chichester. Full government funding is available through Postgraduate funding for Home students.

Italia Conti’s MA Creative Arts Practice programme is designed to nurture and develop innovative and individual artists, creatives and practitioners, who embody and apply specialist skills and techniques supported by grounded knowledge of industry practices, contexts, and the emerging requirements that empower graduates for a sustainable career in various performing arts based contexts including creative arts leadership and management, education, arts administration, fundraising and development, and performance practice.

The programme is validated by University of Chichester. Full government funding is available through Postgraduate funding for Home students.

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

Join us this half term for a full day exploring how to create detailed, nuanced, and convincing characters. Expect lots of games, drama exercises and fun.

We aim to create a welcoming and inclusive space for all young people to flourish and work alongside industry professionals.

Full bursary places available.

Date: 31 May 2024

Join Young Identity's weekly workshops—completely free! Led by outstanding facilitators, versatile poets and established spoken word performers.

MONDAYS 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Our HOME workshop is a vibrant large-scale workshop in partnership with one of the most eclectic art centres in Manchester. We use our workshops there to respond to art exhibitions, films, and theatre in both written and performance forms. They are led by a team of rotating facilitators delivering a different curriculum every six weeks.

HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN
Ages 13-25

TUESDAYS 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Our Central Library workshop is in partnership with the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust, giving us access to archives, stories and canons from incredible writers of colour. We look at form, performance, storytelling and broadening participation and knowledge of Global Majority artists. They are led by Alumni, Facilitator, Creative Practitioner and Young Identity mentor Reece Williams.

Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Centre and Education Trust, Lower Ground Floor, Central Library, M2 5PD
Ages 13-25

OLD TRAFFORD WEDNESDAYS  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Our Old Trafford workshop takes place at the heart of the Old Trafford at OT Creative Space. Led by local Facilitators, participants explore poetry and performance through fun writing activities, games and discussions. It's a supportive environment where everyone, regardless of experience, can develop their skills and share their work with confidence.

OT Creative Space, 27 Ayres Rd, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 9W
Ages 13-25

RESPECT & DIGNITYMONDAYS 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Our Respect and Dignity workshop is our project run in partnership with Respect and Dignity Arts. Led by Waqar Ahmed with students from across Burnley, Accrington and Nelson, they write about heritage and community with a focus on the experiences of a new generation and defining their place in present times

The Best Light Community Hub, Market Square, Nelson, BB9 7LP
Ages 13 -18

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!

Manchester's most boisterous night of slam poetry is back at The Blues Kitchen.

One Mic Stand brings together Manchester’s music and spoken word and music scene in one big night of captivating performances. Poets are given three minutes each to wow industry judges, with their words and delivery to gain the top spot, bragging rights and a cash prize.

Come down for a night of music headliners, poets and stellar performance poetry - tickets sell out quickly, so make sure you don't miss out!

Date: 30 May 2024

Doors: 7:00pm
Start Time: 7:30pm

SKYGLOW combines astronomy, ecology, and the arts to explore the impact of the light… from the stars to the soil.

The stars are vanishing before our eyes. A child born beneath 250 stars today will only see 100 of them by their 18th birthday.

The source of this vanishing is SKYGLOW - the pervasive glow of light caused by human-made pollution.

SKYGLOW also has significant ecological impacts. In disrupting the transition from sunlight to starlight, species behaviour, physiology, and ecosystems are altered.

We’re looking for 10 writers to create a series of starlit monologues on this topic for performance.

As part of the project, we’ll be offering participants exclusive free arts, astronomy, and ecology workshops with experts from:

You’ll then see your play performed beneath the stars at Sudley Walled Garden in Liverpool, and published in a brand new anthology.

The project is made possible thanks to funding awarded by Postcode Neighbourhood Trust and raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery; The PH Holt Foundation; The Granada Foundation; The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation; and The Unity Theatre Trust.

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.

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