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Need funding for your performing arts lessons?

National Youth Arts Trust bursaries are granted to young people between the ages of 7 and 25 who are unable to access opportunities in the arts due to their financial circumstances.

We provide bursaries for music lessons, dance classes and drama school (recall) audition and tuition fees to those who cannot afford to fund themselves.

Our priority for the next grant giving round will be on applications for drama lessons or drama school audition and tuition fees.

Our bursary application service is now open and the next deadline for applications is 1 April 2019.

To apply, please download an application form from our website and send your completed form, along with your supporting documents to: admin@nationalyouthartstrust.org.uk

For more information on our criteria and how to apply please visit our website.

“There are few options for young people who want to act but can’t afford the huge costs. The NYAT is one of very few organisations that help support this voice in continuing the journey and without their support it just wouldn’t be possible.”

Access bursary recipient

“Since I can remember I’ve had a passion for music. My parents could not keep on affording the increasing costs of my tuition, so we applied for an NYAT bursary. If I hadn’t had your help this year I wouldn’t have been able to carry on with my music. I’m very grateful as it’s very important to me and my future. Thank you.”

Music bursary recipient 

 

 


We are hiring!

The National Youth Arts Trust (NYAT) is a small performing arts charity that exists to widen access to the performing arts for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds – through giving bursaries for music, dance and drama lessons, running youth theatre projects and taking children to the theatre, often for the first time.

The Trust is seeking an administration assistant to help support the day to day operations of our small and successful charity.

LOCATION: London (must be able to work from home, plus attend weekly meeting in Islington)

DURATION & HOURS: Part time fixed term contract, 16-20 hours per week (can negotiate – minimum 16 hours) from 4th June 2018 to 21st December 2018 (with the possibility of extension)

REMUNERATION: £21,216 pro rata (£10.20 per hour London Living Wage)

ANNUAL LEAVE: 20 days per annum (pro rata), plus bank holidays

We are looking for an enthusiastic, organised and confident individual, who can help scale up our work nationwide, support our Director of Operations in the day to day management of the Trust, and assist in fulfilling the trustee’s strategic plans for 2018/19.

It is an essential role for this charity and offers a unique opportunity to be involved and have influence on a growing arts organisation with a strong board, a fantastic patron list and national ambitions.

The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator, who would like to build on their administration experience in the third sector and arts industry, and is passionate about equal opportunity in the performing arts industry.

We are looking for a creative thinker, who takes initiative, is self-motivated and adaptable, and is looking for a varied role within a small but ambitious charity.

If this sounds like you, apply now!

  • Closing date for applications is 8th May 2018.
  • Interviews will be held on 21st May 2018 at The Furniture Practice, 31 Pear Tree Street, London, EC1V 3AG.
  • Start date w/c 4th June or as soon as possible thereafter.

Click here for the full job description.

To apply, please submit a CV and short covering letter (saved in word or as a pdf) with details of two references to: admin@nationalyouthartstrust.org.uk

We look forward to hearing from you! Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information: admin@nationalyouthartstrust.org.uk

Find out more about our work by visiting our website.

NYAT is an equal opportunities employer. Charity No: 1152367

 

 


Merging theatre & technology

The National Youth Arts Trust youth theatre in Hull has been working on a unique drama production which merges theatre and technology by being broadcast live on Instagram over a series of episodes in April.

Our teen soap opera is about students at a fictional school that has cut performing arts lessons from the curriculum. Each episode focuses on how the students respond to the news, and their campaign to change the school’s decision and stand up for their education in the arts.

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Devising and writing our scripts has been so fun, yet also challenging at the same time, as we had to put our creative thinking to the test. It’s been fun to be able to perform the production’s message through daily events in the lives of teenage fictional characters. It’s so strange to think that we will broadcast this on social media. It feels as though it’s real on TV, like one of Eastenders’ live episodes which is why this project has been so enjoyable.”

NYAT youth theatre member

The youth theatre has created Instagram profiles for the characters, and audience members are invited to interact with each episode live. This is a unique opportunity for the students to explore ways of using social media to reach and engage with different audiences and to find creative ways of telling an important narrative and have their voice heard.

The five episodes will be broadcast live every afternoon from 16th-20th April, at 4.30pm.

Follow our main character @kate_nyat to tune into each episode.

Search for NYAT’s Instagram @nationalyouthartstrust and discover the soap opera’s characters.

Look for #artisticlicense2018 to watch the story evolve!

Please support the NYAT youth theatre’s hard work by watching, sharing and supporting their online production!

For more information please contact: admin@nationalyouthartstrust.org.uk or 07891835589

Photo by Rodion Kutsaev on Unsplash

Graphic credit: Jess Melaragni


Bursary applications open

Need funding for your performing arts lessons?

National Youth Arts Trust bursaries are granted to young people between the ages of 7 and 25 who are unable to access opportunities in the arts due to their financial circumstances.

We provide bursaries for music lessons, dance classes and drama school (recall) audition and tuition fees to those who cannot afford to fund themselves.

Our priority for the next grant giving round will be on applications for drama lessons or drama school audition and tuition fees.

Our bursary application service is now open and the next deadline for applications is 6 April 2018.

To apply, please download an application form from our website and send your completed form, along with your supporting documents to: admin@nationalyouthartstrust.org.uk

For more information on our criteria and how to apply please visit our website.

“There are few options for young people who want to act but can’t afford the huge costs. The NYAT is one of very few organisations that help support this voice in continuing the journey and without their support it just wouldn’t be possible.”

Access bursary recipient

“Since I can remember I’ve had a passion for music. My parents could not keep on affording the increasing costs of my tuition, so we applied for an NYAT bursary. If I hadn’t had your help this year I wouldn’t have been able to carry on with my music. I’m very grateful as it’s very important to me and my future. Thank you.”

Music bursary recipient 

 

 


Let the bidding commence!

Last week on 13th September, Turner Prize winning artist and NYAT patron, Grayson Perry, was joined by a host of international artists to raise vital funds for the work of the National Youth Arts Trust.

Event partner Vitra’s Clerkenwell showroom was transformed for the evening into an auction house. A collection of 30 stunning and diverse pieces of fine art, prints and photography, curated by Rise Art, were showcased in the auction, including Grayson Perry artwork “02, Six Snapshots of Julie” as the headline live auction piece.

Amongst the featured artists were works by Dali, Picasso, Miro, Chagall and Renoir.


The National Youth Arts Trust helps provide access to the performing arts, at all stages, for young people from non-privileged backgrounds.


We provide bursaries for music lessons, dance classes and drama school (recall) audition and tuition fees to those who cannot afford to fund themselves, and we set up and run youth theatre projects in areas where there is little or no such provision.
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