Young Vic artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah has launched a new programme of events to support emerging and mid-career creatives, opening up “new pathways into the industry”.
The programme is called YV: IDemystify, and will invite industry leaders to share best practice in different areas, at events held at the Young Vic.
Four events have been launched initially: Breaking Down the Doors, which looks at innovative ways to forge careers in the arts; Directing and Dramaturgy, which looks at the role of dramaturgy in a production; Festivals as a Pathway for Creating New Work, which looks at making work for festivals; Routes for Theatre Makers, which is aimed at mid-career directors and theatremakers looking to move on to the next stage of their career.
Kwei-Armah said: “YV:IDemystify started with a question I posed at the beginning of my time at the Young Vic: how do we create a more transparent theatre sector? A sector that is more supportive of our creators and makers, more honest about the cost – and that’s not just the financial cost – of creative work? I am delighted that an influential collective of industry partners and speakers will join us to shape this series, as it is through conversation that we can truly begin to demystify what is so often an opaque industry.”
YV:IDemystify is part of the YV:ID series of talks, and events and begins in January 23. Speakers will be announced in January.