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Join our Mentoring Collectives

Posted 13 May 2024

Copyright Helen Murray 2019

National Youth Theatre is offering over 500 young Londoners creative mentoring opportunities. Combining NYT’s award-winning and industry-recognised training programmes with new focused support strands, young people will build skills, confidence, and networks that lead to creative careers.

Funded by the Greater London Authority New Deal for Young People, over 6 months you will receive group mentoring from the National Youth Theatre team, our Associate Artists, and other industry professionals.

  • Sessions will take place roughly once a month, the dates for each group are listed below.
  • Most sessions will be online with some groups having in-person workshops and experiences; please check the details below.
  • You can only take part in one mentoring group, but you may express interest in more than one.
  • Please read the descriptions below and then fill in the short application form and access rider (if applicable).

You must:

  • Be aged 16-25 (or up to 30 if you are learning disabled)
  • Have a London postcode
  • Be able to attend all the sessions

Sign up here: https://bit.ly/NYTMentoring

Deadline: 10am Thursday 23rd May
Any questions please contact mentoring@nyt.org.uk

Find out more about our collectives

Wellbeing Collective

NYT is now an accredited Trauma Informed organisation. Join NYT’s Wellbeing Collective to develop your practice in Creative Health and explore the role of an Arts & Health Practitioner. This collective will be examining the crossover of creativity and wellbeing, what it means to be trauma informed and how the creative industries are progressing to acknowledge the importance of care and kindness.

Led by: Libby Devereux (she/ her) Playing Up and Wellbeing Project Manager

Dates: Tuesdays: 28th May, 18th June, 9th July, 17th September, 8th October, 21st October (28/05, 18/06, 09/07, 17/09, 08/10, 21/10)

Time: 18:30 – 20:30 (6:30pm – 8:30pm)

Location: Online

Neurodiversity Collective

Join the NYT's Neurodiversity Collective to explore Neurodiversity and Neuroqueerness*. We will embrace our differences and their impact on creativity, explore the intersectionality of neurodiversity, and build our own language and toolkit for our experiences. “Neuroqueerness to me is the act of diverging from the norm, the status quo, what I was told I should be, should do or should follow. It's following the weird meandering parts of myself that society tried to convince me to fight.” - Debris

Led by: Debris Stevenson

Dates: Thursdays: 30th May, rehearsal in the week commencing 24th June, 11th July, 8th August, 5th September, 3rd October, final session later in October date TBC

(30/05, w/c 24/06, 11/07, 08/08, 05/09, 03/10, TBC)

Time: 18:00 – 19:30 (6pm – 7:30pm)

Location: National Youth Theatre, 443 – 445 Holloway Road, London, N7 6LW

Content Creation Collective

Are you eager to dive into the world of content creation but not sure what platform to start on? Whether you’re passionate about crafting engaging long-form narratives or creating snappy, attention-grabbing shortform content, this is the perfect platform for you to gain mentorship and support in your content journey. Join us as we explore the art of storytelling in the digital age and empower each other to make waves online.

Led by: Marvel Kalu (she/her) Marketing & Membership Coordinator

Dates: 28th May, 18th June, 16th July, 27th August, 24th September, 24th October

(28/05, 18/06, 16/07, 27/08, 24/09, 24/10)

Time: 18:00 – 20:00

Location: Online

Inclusion Ambassadors

Do you believe the arts should be accessible to everyone? Do you want to challenge barriers and develop your own creative inclusion skills? Join this collective to learn what makes an inclusive creative space, how to advocate for others, and to develop your own leadership practice.

Led by: Esther Myers (she/they), National Inclusion Producer

Dates: Tuesdays: 28th May, 18th June, 9th July, 17th September, 8th October, 21st October (28/05, 18/06, 09/07, 17/09, 08/10, 21/10)

Time: 18:30 – 20:30 (6:30pm – 8:30pm)

Location: Online