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Training Framework


Introduction Youth Theatre Arts Scotland believes that youth theatre is an ideal medium to encourage the dreams and visions of young people and to instill self-confidence. We are therefore motivated by the objective of ensuring that all youth theatres should aspire to the highest standards of practice which guarantee that young people are getting a safe, […]

Looking back and looking forward


Ahead of the #ArtWorksHour online discussion Kenny McGlashan is hosting on Monday 20 Oct 2014, 12-1pm he has been looking back at some notes he made in developing YTAS new Business Plan 2015-20. Kenny summarised research that was conducted by Creative Scotland in developing the ‘Time to Shine’ national youth arts strategy alongside data from our own recent Sector Review Survey […]

The Art of Risk


‘Risk’ is often both an ambition and barrier to vibrant youth content and activity. Risk, experimentation and failure are all pillars within arts and education and is key to the transitional lives of young people, so if organisations want to give voice to young people they must consider how they support risk throughout all stages of their creative and […]

Online toolkit for supporting student work placements


The Critical Work Placements website includes tools for students, hosts and placement tutors to use when embarking on a work placement. They have been co-developed to facilitate critical engagement with the process of carrying out a work placement from these three perspectives. The tools aim to help support ethical, tripartite agreements between the three parties involved. The guidelines […]