TYA-UK Presents The Creative Case for Children and Young People: a symposium

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Tuesday 11 July
11am – 5pm (followed by informal networking)
Birmingham Repertory Theatre

What do we need to put in place to ensure theatre for children, young people and families is reflective of the society we live in today?

TYA-UK has been exploring this question through their action-research programme Quality of Difference (1), in this stage particularly focussing on work made by BAME and Disabled artists.

The Creative Case for Children and Young People is the culmination of this programme which also:

– supported six artists (Tayo Akinbode, David Gilbert, Ryan David Harston, Louise Katerega, and Bhavik Parmer) with a bursary to take part in an action-research trip to the ASSITEJ World Summit in Cape Town
– commissioned a piece of research to map current provision and practice in England’s TYA sector in relation to The Creative Case, with recommendations on how the sector can diversity its artists and audiences

The symposium will include:
– a presentation of the research findings, by Delia Jarrett-Macauley
– feedback from the artists that visited Cape Town (click here for more info on the artists)
– an ‘in conversation’ session with Abid Hussain; Director, Diversity, Arts Council England
– plenary sessions, through which a shared route-map for embedding The Creative Case in the sector will be developed.

Tickets: (include lunch and refreshments):
NPOs and orgs with a with a turnover over £250k: £90
Non-NPOs with a turnover of less than £250k: £50
Individual artists: £20

NB: tickets for individual artists are limited

Book online via Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Supported by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts


Author: Lindsay Baker