Training Course

Mind the Gap's Academy

Organisation: Mind the Gap

Region: Yorkshire

Artform: Theatre

Welcoming: Learning Disability ; Inclusive/Integrated

Opportunity Summary:

Mind the Gap's Academy runs a range of training courses for adults with a learning disability who want to learn about theatre and different types of performance. As part of their training, students work on professional shows and projects in order to get experience in the subjects they are interested in. This includes acting, dance, technical and media skills and front of house work. Courses are open to people aged 18 and over. All students up to the age of 25 work towards an Arts Award qualification accredited by Arts Council England and Trinity College, London. Being part of the Academy also helps people grow in confidence and get better at communicating and team working. Students can also get support and training for other practical skills such as using computers and travelling independently. The best way to find out more is by coming to a Mind the Gap for a taster session and see if our courses are for you. Come in and spend half a day with this year's students. You will meet the course tutors, get to know the building and try out the kind of work you will be doing if you join a course. To arrange a taster session contact Charli or call 01274 487390. Visit our website for course start dates, application forms and fees: www.mind-the-gap.org.uk/academy.


Organisation Information:

Mind the Gap is England's largest learning disability theatre company that creates work for UK and international audiences. Our vision is to work in an arts sector where there is equal opportunity for performers with learning disabilities: a world where performers are trained, respected and employed equally, and feature every day on our stages and screens. We work in partnership with learning-disabled artists to deliver a bold, cutting-edge and world-class artistic programme that impacts locally, nationally and internationally. Work that excites, surprises and challenges audiences. Our aim is to make great theatre that makes audiences think differently. By 'theatre' we don't just mean shows that you can see in arts and theatre venues, but also performances and events in different spaces and places.

W: www.mind-the-gap.org.uk

T: 01274 487390

E: arts@mind-the-gap.org.uk