In 2018 Youth Theatre Arts Scotland, in partnership with Macrobert Arts Centre, will present Scotland’s first ever National Convention of Youth Drama – an inspiring, engaging and inclusive meeting place for everyone who uses drama and theatre in their work with young people.
Over two days in March 2018, a diverse offering of workshops, keynote speeches, panel discussions, presentations, surgeries and master classes will explore the role that drama and theatre has to play in enriching young lives. The Convention’s overall programme will encompass four focus areas:
|ARTISTIC||Drama and youth theatre as an art form|
|EDUCATION||Drama and theatre in formal education|
|COMMUNITY||Drama and theatre in a youth work or community setting|
|PATHWAYS||From school to a working life in the arts|
With the aim of encouraging a national conversation, and offering a rich opportunity for learning, sharing and networking, the National Convention of Youth Drama will adopt a cross-sector approach, bringing together acclaimed drama and youth work practitioners, theatre professionals, educationalists, researchers and young people.
It will cater for:
- Drama workshop leaders and assistants (voluntary and professional)
- Primary and secondary drama teachers
- Youth workers and community learning professionals
- Theatre practitioners
- Further and higher education students of drama, teaching or the performing arts
*Bursaries will be available on application when bookings open in January 2018.
Call-out for Convention Proposals
We are delighted open invitations for delegates to host short sessions and contribute your voice to the event. We’re looking for proposals from individuals, organisations or schools (YTAS members and non-members alike) to share knowledge or an area of practice, relating to one or more of the four strands listed above, that you’re passionate about, expert in, or simply keen to discuss with your peers. We will select up to nine 15-minute sessions to be delivered on Friday 23 March 2018 and the deadline for submissions is Mon 6 November 2017.
Workshop Notes from Interchange 2017
Ali de Souza
Mike Webster and David Hunter