The Youth Theatre Support Scheme was created to meet a need expressed by our members. Due to limited resources, many youth theatres felt that they were unable to bring in outside facilitators or undertake a more ambitious series of workshops. A desire was also expressed for support in developing projects with other youth theatres.
NAYD developed the Youth Theatre Support Scheme as a way for youth theatres to supplement their existing artistic programmes. There are four strands to the scheme:
Theatre Skills Training: Support to bring in a facilitator to deliver up to four workshops in a particular skill or specialism. In the past youth theatres have brought in facilitators under the Theatre Skills Training to offer training to members in areas such as Commedia Dell’Arte, Clowning, Movement and Stage Combat. If you have a skill in mind but are not sure who is the best facilitator to bring in, you can contact NAYD for advice. €400 is the maximum award under the scheme.
Youth Theatre Partnership: Supports youth theatres in coming together for a workshop/series of workshops. Youth Theatres have used this scheme to help develop relationships with other youth theatres in their region. For example M.A.D. Youth Theatre (Dundalk) and Droichead Youth Theatre (Drogheada) got together for an improvisation workshop facilitated by the artistic directors of both youth theatres. There is up to €300 available towards travel costs and venue hire.
GO SEE YT: Supports youth theatres in attending productions by other youth theatres or professional theatre productions. There is up to €150 available per trip.
Drama Facilitation Support: Allows youth theatres to bring in a relief facilitator. Will cover the facilitation costs for a two hour workshop. Has been used by youth theatres when their main facilitator is unavailable for a week. Can be applied for at short notice.
Applications for the Drama Facilitation Support and GO SEE YT are accepted on an ongoing basis. The Youth Theatre Partnership and Theatre Skills Training have set closing dates. The next closing date for both schemes is 17 May.
How do I Apply?
There is one application form for all schemes. You can download it at http://www.nayd.ie/resources/show/ytsupports
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or need advice. You can phone me on 01-8781301 or email me.
We look forward to getting your applications.