Funders and partners

Since 2005 our funders have included:

  • The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust
  • The Bank of Scotland Foundation
  • The Birkdale Trust for Hearing Impaired
  • Creative Scotland
  • The Educational Institute of Scotland
  • The Foyle Foundation
  • Hugh Fraser Foundation
  • Fife Strategic Events Investment Programme
  • The Gannochy Trust
  • The Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Glasgow Culture & Sport
  • Glenrothes Local Community Planning Budget
  • Greggs Foundation
  • Hi-Arts
  • JTH Charitable Trust
  • Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland
  • The MacRobert Trust
  • The Mary Leishman Foundation
  • The Moffat Charitable Trust
  • Perth & Kinross Council
  • The Russell Trust
  • The Robertson Trust
  • The Rozelle Trust
  • The Souter Charitable Trust
  • The Syvia Waddilove Foundation
  • The Turtleton Charitable Trust
  • British Council: Youth in Action

International partners

Scotland’s youth theatre is recognised as leading through its innovative, diverse and well-supported practice. YTAS will continue to embrace international cultures and opportunities with open arms and draw new collaborators toward our network from across the world.

Creative Commons is a two-year project funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme. It provides Youth Theatre Arts Scotland and the National Association for Youth Drama, our sister organisation in Ireland, with the opportunity to share best practice across sectors and build new resources in Young Critics practice and Young Leader mentorship and skills development.

In 2014 Youth Theatre Arts Scotland hosted the RE:LOCATION International Youth Theatre Exchange Project with participation from the following European partners:

YTAS has hosted international representation for many years at NFYT and Interchange as well as engaging with international partners in our national advocacy and development role.   We will continue to offer these exciting opportunities to Scotland’s young people and youth theatre professionals at multiple levels of our programme, to deepen their practice through dialogue, exchange and collaboration.

 “We are always inspired by the Scottish Youth Theatre Sector because it is so big, there’s so many groups and the quality of the work is so impressive.  I’ve been following this for ten years and you can really see the stages and the quality is something to aspire to.”
Carl Jorn Johansen of Rogaland Teater, Norway, speaking on BBC Radio Culture Café, July 2014

Our members also continue to promote their work internationally.  Examples of Scottish youth theatres performing, or taking part in projects, across the world in 2014 include:

YTAS has been invited to speak at international conferences in Northern Ireland and France and we were recently invited to join the Roundhouse London’s ‘Call to Create’ international network of youth arts organisations.  As a result of all this growing international success and reputation, we will pursue further impact and networking for our members and organisation on an international platform.