So You Want To Work in the Arts?

Creative Youth + Young Creatives

Creative Youth’s Young Creatives have curated a series of events aimed at helping young people gain a practical insight into various disciplines throughout the professional arts world. There will be workshops and talks from successful producers, directors and writers working in the industry, offering invaluable advice from their own experience.

A Creative Gathering as part of IYAF 2018

Open to the students and professionals attending IYAF 2018 and anyone else interested in developing their career the arts…

At the Reg Bailey Theatre, Reg Bailey Building, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, KT1 2EE

10am – 5pm each day

Please email or call Clare on 07979 756482 if you would like to attend any or all of this event.

Please spread the word!

Schedule (may be subject to some last-minute changes including additions! )

Wednesday 11th July

10am: Arrivals

10.30  11.00: Intro So you want to work in the arts?
Welcome from the IYAF  Young Creatives (curators of the event)
With Louise Coles, Chief Executive, Creative Youth
Opening remarks – Robert O’Dowd – Chief Executive, Rose Theatre

11.15 – 12.45 Workshop – How to make a Play in 1h30 with Tom Stocks – a writing, directing and performing workshop


11.15 – 12.45 PANEL How to Fund Your Work with Alex Brown; Emma Kendall, Daisy Hale, Adam Morley

Louise Coles – chair

LUNCH BREAK – 12.45 – 1.45

1.45 – 2.00 Welcome back

2.00 – 3.15 Workshop – Tech for non-techies with Alex Brown and Daisy Hale


2.00 – 3.15 Workshop –This session TBC but it will be something good! Watch this space!

3.30 – 5.00 PANEL Creative Talent event With Matt from Smoking Apples and Josh from And On Theatre, and Molly Freeman, IYAF Programme Manager And an announcement about IYAF’s new Creative Talent Programme!

Louise Coles – chair

Schedule (may be subject to some last-minute changes including additions! )

Thursday 12th July

10am arrivals

10.30 – 13.00 directing workshop with Gabriela Dumitru, Bucharest

10:30 – 11.45 – PANEL Social media/life as a freelancer with Charlotte O’Growney, Libby Brodie, Laura Kressly

Theo Bosanquet – chair

12.00 – 13.00 – PANEL – So you want to work in the music business?  with Boudicca Pepper, Jessica Danheisser, Charlotte O’Growney and maybe more!

Carl Orza – Chair

LUNCH – 1.00 – 2.00

2.00 – 2.15 – Welcome back

2.15 – 5.00 – workshop – How to Make a low budget film- chance to work on cinematography  with Nick Slade, Media Director Togada Films

2.15 – 3.15 – How to make the film

3.30 – 5.00 – filming with actors – how to work in front of a camera


2.15 – 3.15 – PANEL So you want to be a writer? –Monique Roffey, Boudicca Pepper, Adam Morley, Olivia Boult , Stephanie Silver

Chair: Theo Bosanquet

3.30 – 5.00 final PANEL – The Future of the Arts (post Brexit)? with Gabriela Dumitru Bucharest, Olivia Boult

Robin Hutchinson (chair of IYAF) – Chair

Schedule (may be subject to some last-minute changes including additions! )

This event is hosted by Kingston University Drama. If you want to attend, please email to register your interest.


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