Call out for Lead Artist

Scottish Youth Theatre

What can you receive?
£1,330 fee


4 April 2023

Scottish Youth Theatre is seeking three bold, politically inspired lead artists to work with three youth theatres over two weekends in June.

Partnering with youth theatres outside the main urban centres, Amplify will explore with young people aged 14-17 how theatre-making and performance can be a vehicle for political and social change, empowering them to think radically, respond creatively and act collectively.

As Lead Artists, you need to be a mentor and collaborator, able to hold the room with groups of young theatre makers and support their development as creative changemakers. Time with the young people will be limited, so a clear sense of how you will engage without prescribing or dictating ideas will be vital. SYT places its values at the centre of its work. The work we produce must be creatively adventurous, collaborative, with care and integrity at the centre.

The artists we work with need to reflect those values in the workshops and performances, as well as in meetings with the production team and partners. SYT are committed to career development for young, early career artists. Part of the role will be to mentor and guide a Trainee Artist aged between 18-25 who will support you throughout the project. The Lead Artist will identify the trainee’s needs and support them to deliver aspects of the work designed to build their confidence, develop their practice and broaden their knowledge and experience.

To be considered all artists must have a proven track-record of delivering collaborative work with young people. This role involves regulated work with children/young people and as such, the successful applicant will be required to be registered with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.

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