Narratives of Empathy and Resilience Artists Call Out

Following the award of a significant Project Grant from Arts Council England, Half Moon is pleased to launch Narratives of Empathy and Resilience, a programme taking place between May and July 2021. This initiative aims to help redress the balance of the under-representation of artists working in the Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) sector. This programme will provide opportunities for artists to explore making work for young audiences, with their ‘work in progress’ presented at an industry Provocation Day. Their methodology provides the conditions to create excellent art, allowing artists to take risks or change direction, whilst always considering and respecting the target audiences.

Half Moon are seeking 17 dynamic and inquiring artists from a range of disciplines at all stages of their careers; from those starting their creative journeys, to those who are established but who have never created work for the TYA genre previously and who are keen to try something new. All artists should have an interest in creating work for young audiences, be that for babies or teenagers/young adults, or all ages in between. Previous experience in this genre is not a requirement to be selected, as they are actively encouraging applicants who may be new to TYA.

These roles are:

  • Designer x 2
  • Composer / Sound Designer x2
  • Writer x 4
  • Spoken Word Poet / Poet x 3
  • Assistant Director x 3
  • Trainee Dramaturg (Spoken Word Poetry) x 1
  • Specialist Performer / Artist x 2 (those whose performative artform falls outside the above categories, i.e. puppetry, clowning, Kathak, hip-hop, DJ)



Midday, Monday 19 April 2021


The programme will take place at their theatre base, London, with some visits to local schools, youth and early years settings. Access support will be provided for those artists who require this to participate. Half Moon is a fully accessible venue.

Published on:
6 Apr 2021
Opportunity deadline:
19 Apr 2021


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