Training Course


Organisation: TIN Arts

Region: North East

Artform: Cross Artform


Opportunity Summary:

GeTIN2Academy is a mixed arts course which has been especially designed to support the transition from school to community activity for young adults with a learning disability. It aims to help young people with a learning disability discover and nurture their own performance talent. This means you will have the chance to try dance, drama and music and learn skills such as stage craft, production roles, script writing, designing sets, making props and developing floor plans. There is something for everyone on this interesting, dynamic course. Professionally trained and experienced artists carefully plan creative dance activities which challenge and celebrate the unique talents of those taking part. You will be given the chance to perform to family and friends throughout the year, as well as the opportunity to perform in a professional theatre as part of our annual arts and disability performance event, Best Foot Forward. The course is designed to support people aged 18 and over. All activity is adapted to meet the needs of the individual, and the programme is designed to meet both the social and developmental needs of those who attend. The course runs from 9.30am to 3.30pm every Friday from September to July. The course is fee based. Most people can afford this through Direct Payments. This means that a person attending may have to pay for their place on the course. There are only 15 places available on each course to ensure all participants receive the support and attention they need. The programme is led by two trained artists with extensive experience in working with people with learning disability. There is also a dedicated, fully-trained carer present at the sessions. If you are interested in GeTIN2Academy, please call 0191 384 0728 or email Free taster sessions are also available."

Organisation Information:

TIN Arts is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and was founded in 1999 by professional contemporary dancers Tess Chaytor and Martin Wilson. TIN Arts is an innovative social enterprise that creates, inspires, delivers and manages participatory dance, arts and culture programmes for people of all ages and abilities across the North East of England. TIN Arts believe all people with a disability should be able to access the same activities as everyone else, no matter who they are, or where they live. Those with a disability might include people with learning difficulties, physical disability and a range of emotional and behavioural needs. TIN Arts works closely with individuals, schools, local authorities and health trusts to develop innovative programmes which place the individual at their heart. These include Bounce, an inclusive youth dance programme and arts and health programmes in hospitals and schools.


T: 0191 384 0728