A creative campaign for change

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Inspired by the real life Glasgow Girls and our forthcoming show based on their campaign, #TAKE A STAND is a new National Theatre of Scotland project, inviting groups of young people to take action, to inspire others and to make a positive difference to society.

In partnership with the Citizens Theatre and the Scottish Youth Parliament, and with sponsorship from ScottishPower, we’ll be offering five project support packages to groups  of young people aged 13 – 15, living in Glasgow, who can convince us of their passion for a cause and their ability to champion that cause in the most exciting, creative and innovative ways.

Here’s what we’re inviting groups to apply for:

>  a grant of £500 for your project (you might decide to supplement this through fundraising – we can give you advice on this)

>  a professional artist as your Creative Partner – you get 10 days of their time

>  Creative Campaigning training from the Scottish Youth Parliament

>  support and advice from the National Theatre of Scotland

How to apply:
To help groups make the strongest possible application, we’re offering a Consultation Session with the National Theatre of Scotland, the Real Glasgow Girls Team and Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament.  They’ll give you advice on how to make your application as strong as possible, and will answer any questions you might have about the project.

You don’t have to come to one of these sessions, but we recommend it.

Book your Consultation Session:

Get in touch with Philippa Tomlin, Creative Learning Coordinator, as soon as possible:  philippa.tomlin@nationaltheatrescotland.com or phone 0141 227 9232.

Application deadline:  Friday 27th July 2012

Explore our #TAKE A STAND tumblr page. Get inspired or share your own favourite creative campaigns.

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About National Theatre of Scotland

In its short life, the National Theatre of Scotland has already earned a significant national and international reputation for its daring and originality. The National Theatre of Scotland was established in 2006 and has created over 200 productions. Being a theatre without walls and building-free, the Company presents a wide variety of work that ranges from large-scale productions to projects tailored to the smallest performing spaces. In addition to conventional theatres, the Company has performed in airports, schools, tower blocks, community halls, ferries and forests. The National Theatre of Scotland creates much of its work in partnership with theatre-makers, companies, venues and participants across the globe. From extraordinary projects with schools and communities, to the ground-breaking online 5 Minute Theatre to landmark pieces such as The James Plays by Rona Munro - the National Theatre of Scotland’s aspiration is to tell the stories that need to be told and to take work to wherever audiences are to be found.

2 thoughts on “A creative campaign for change

  1. Pingback: The Glasgow Girls, or, this is as cool as I wish I’d been in school « Minds of my Generation

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