Creating Routes 2014

Creating Routes is a free practical training programme for theatre-makers who want to use their creative skills in the community. Over 9 months you will get the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and experience needed to get employment in Participatory Arts.

There are a range of different activities on the programme to support your learning, including:

  • monthly group meetings and check-ins with mentors
  • practical workshops and seminars with professionals, peers and Goldsmiths' MA students
  • work in community settings with experienced facilitators and other trainees (there will be some paid opportunities)
  • individual reflection through journals

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Creating Routes Trainee

Time commitment

Creating Routes runs from the end of September 2014 – June 2015.

The programme is flexible and some activity (particularly work experience/shadowing opportunities) will be arranged at a time to suit you. However, there are some fixed dates:

Last Tue of the month, 6-8.30pm: Creating Routes Group Sessions (starts 30 September) Mondays 10 Nov – 8 Dec, 2.30-6pm: 5 x practical workshops led by Goldsmiths’ students Tuesdays 11 Nov – 9 Dec, 10-5pm: Practical Days at Goldsmiths (pick 2 to go to)

Who are we looking for?

Creating Routes is open to theatre-makers aged between 18 and 25 years old. The programme is designed to diversify the field of participatory arts, so we are seeking applicants from cultural groups who are currently under-represented in the field – e.g. Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic artists, those with disabilities and/or who may not be able to access the traditional academic routes.

Essential Criteria

  • Committed to a career in participatory arts facilitation
  • Skilled and experienced in performance/theatre-making (in any role; as a writer, performer, director etc.)
  • Passionate about using theatre and other art forms with young people and/or adults in community settings
  • Willing to work and learn collaboratively (with peers and professionals)
  • Ability to work well in teams and independently
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work to high professional standards, i.e. punctual, organised and self-motivated.

Desirable Criteria

  • Some experience of working in participatory arts
  • Knowledge of other art forms or experience of working cross art-form

How to apply

To apply please complete the application form and email or post it to Gail Babb.

All Applications must be received by 10am on Monday 22 September 2014

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a recruitment workshop and interview on: Saturday 27 September 2014.


If you have any questions about the programme or application process, please get in touch: [email protected] or 020 7251 6644

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