Radical Makers is a year-long free part time emerging artist training course for adults aged 25+ in Merseyside.
The next course begins in September 2021 and enrolment is open now. Read on for more information.
- Over 25 and based in Merseyside?
- Interested in a career in community theatre?
- Not able to get on a formal drama or arts course?
Join the Radical Makers Participatory Theatre Training programme.
Radical Makers is a year-long free part time emerging artist training course starting at the end of September.
Our course involves a blend of learning in your own time, in person and online, to suit each individual participant and requires a commitment of around 8 hours per week. Full support to get online is included in the course, including the necessary technology and internet access for those who don’t already have it. All students receive one to one mentoring and career guidance, and work towards nationally recognised qualifications.
The course is COVID secure, and we continually monitor the pandemic to make sure none of our participants are put at risk.
There is no formal application process, but the course is designed for people who:
- Have been unable to access arts education, or
- Have experienced barriers to progressing in a career in the arts, or
- May not work in the arts but are interested in using participatory theatre in another context, such as homelessness, with looked after children, with people in recovery, with survivors of abuse or trauma.
When you contact us, we may ask you to tell us a little about
- Your life experiences to date
- Your creative experience to date
- What communities you might like to work with
As people of colour are very under-represented in participatory theatre making, we are particularly interested in hearing from you and making this group majority from culturally diverse backgrounds to help radicalise and see real change in our sector. We will give places to all applicants who fit the criteria and those who want to see real change.
Previous participants have gone on to form their own theatre companies, be activists in their own communities, make films, find work, become freelance artists, and have their writing performed.
I would very strongly recommend it – although I came to acting late in life, it gives you a fabulous foundation to build on. It opens new doors. My background was not community theatre, it’s opened my eyes to what community theatre is
For more information or to book a phone chat please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0151 345 6266 / 07811175095 no later than 9am on Monday 20 September 2021.
If you have missed the deadline but are interested in taking part – please get in touch! We may still be able to offer you a place or refer you to other areas of Collective Encounters’ programme. We love hearing from people who are committed to radical change so please make contact.
Current Radical Makers programme
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