Creating Routes-Talawa, Emergency Exit Arts, Goldsmiths University of London

Creating Routes is a FREE practical training programme for BAME theatre makers who want to use their creative skills in community settings (e.g. working with groups in schools, community organisations, health settings, criminal justice etc.).

Creating Routes trainees get the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and experience needed to gain employment in Participatory Arts sector. Creating Routes alumni have gone onto work with: London Bubble Theatre Company, Young Vic, Birmingham REP, Imperial War Museum, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Battersea Arts Centre and of course EEA and Talawa.


Monday 10 September, 6.00pm

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a recruitment workshop and interview on Wednesday 19 September, 6.00pm-8.30pm at Goldsmiths, University of London.



Creating Routes is open to Black, Asian and minority ethnic theatre-makers aged between 18 and 25 years old.

Essential Criteria:

  • Committed to a career in participatory arts facilitation
  • Skilled and experienced in performance/theatre-making (in any role; as a writer, performer, designer etc.)
  •  Passionate about using theatre and other art forms with young people and/or adults in community settings
  • Willing to work and learn collaboratively (with peers and professionals)
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work to high professional standards, i.e. punctual, organised and self-motivated
  • Be committed and able to attend ALL of the designated dates

Desirable Criteria:

  • Some experience of working in participatory arts
  • Knowledge of other art forms or experience of working cross art-form

The Programme: 

PHASE 1 (September – December 2018)  

  • Trainee Meet & Greet: Wednesday 26 September, 6 – 8pm
  • Trainee Workshops: 6 intensive workshops led by Talawa and EEA:
  • Workshops at Goldsmiths: Creating and facilitating workshops for different community groups with Goldsmiths MA Applied Theatre students

PHASE 2 (January – July 2018)

  • Work Experience and Mentoring:Work alongside Talawa and EEA Creative Practitioners in community settings (there will be some paid opportunities) and mentoring sessions, to be arranged with you.


Published on:
28 Aug 2018


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