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Creating Routes

Training the next generation of Participatory Artists

Creating Routes is a FREE practical training programme for theatre-makers who want to use their creative skills in community contexts with an array of participants & groups. This programme is a collaboration between Talawa Theatre Company, Emergency Exit Arts (EEA) and Goldsmiths University of London, providing theatre-makers vocational training which is underpinned through academic study & creative enquiry.

As a collective we have come together as we want to help to diversify the participatory arts sector with Artists from different cultural backgrounds and provide an alternative route into entering sector (striking a balance between the practical and the theoretical).

Creating Routes trainees get the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and experience needed to gain employment in Participatory Arts sector. This programme is made up of:

  • monthly group meetings and check-ins with mentors (from Talawa & EEA)
  • practical workshops with professionals, peers and Goldsmiths' MA students
  • work in community settings with experienced facilitators and other trainees (there will be some paid opportunities)

Previous Creating Routes Alumni have gone onto work with: London Bubble Theatre Company, Harrow Arts Centre, Oval House, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Battersea Arts Centre and of course EEA and Talawa Theatre Company.

You guys have fully turned me into a professional facilitator…with confidence!” Creating Routes Trainee


Apply Now - Deadline Monday 18 September 2017, 6pm

  • 2017 Application Form
    Word document | 2MB
  • To Get Involved

    If you are interested in finding out more about this programme or you would like to apply to next year’s cohort, please email r[email protected]

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