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IGNITE Your Creativity

March 2024

IGNITE Your Creativity, a new free programme from Netflix and National Youth Theatre to help young people build networks and raise awareness about the wide range of behind the scenes careers in film, TV and theatre.

Offering opportunities to over 500 young people aged 16-25 years old in South Wales, West Yorkshire, and the North East in year one.

IGNITE Your Creativity is currently recruiting young people aged 16-25 in Sunderland and its surrounding areas in the North East. 20 free community and school workshops are set to be delivered, alongside set and theatre visits and free week-long courses led by industry professionals. If you're a school or community organisation in the North East that would like to take part, email ignite@nyt.org.uk. If you’re a young person interested in taking part, please follow the link above and sign up!

It's free to take part and anyone aged 16-25 can sign up.

To help crack the ‘glass ceiling’ and other barriers that so many young people encounter, Netflix and National Youth Theatre have launched IGNITE Your Creativity, a new programme that will spotlight the wide range of highly skilled behind the scenes careers in film, TV and theatre. It will also build the confidence, aspirations, and networks of young people to show that a career in entertainment is possible regardless of their background.

Previous successful iterations of the programme have been run in South Wales and West Yorkshire. The South Wales element was delivered with Urban Myth Films and their Newport-based film studios, the Sherman Theatre, National Youth Arts Wales and local community organisations and schools. Our West Yorkshire cohort had the privilege of working with Production Park, a leading venue for the live arts industry, BBC Yorkshire, Channel 4 News, and more.

An advisory panel of industry leaders support the programme including Şenay Camgöz, Oscar winning designer Eve Stewart, BAFTA Nominated producer Luti Fagbenle, TV Executives Johnny Capps and Chantal Rickards OBE, film producer Lauren Dark, award-winning lighting designer Jessica Hung Han Yun, filmmaker Matthew Penry-Davey, and lighting designer Rob Halliday.

Next location

The next location Ignite will take place in is the North East of England, during the autumn/winter months.

Keep an eye out on this page for updates, including dates, address and applications.