What is the Creative Workshop Training Project?
This project will train you in all aspects of how to be a drama workshop leader. You will learn the skills need to plan, devise and lead and develop a workshop programme. The project will be led by Lydia Newman, a professionally trained workshop leader and mentor. You will receive:
- 14 days of training from March to April 2022
- Safeguarding, health & safety, equalities and mental health first aid training
- Support to create and deliver your own workshop themed around mental health and wellbeing
- Level 3 AQA Accreditation
- Paid Work Experience
- Mentoring: One-to-One advice to help you identify and access next step opportunities, for example help with applications and interview preparation
Who is the project for?
This training is for those who already have some experience of creative projects and want to take the next step on their professional journey to being creative facilitators.
We are recruiting 8 young creatives aged 18-25 from London.
We want to recruit an ethnically diverse group of trainees, with an understanding of the mental health issues faced by our participants.
We encourage candidates from Global Majority backgrounds and those with lived experience of mental health issues. (This might be experience of your own, or dealing with mental health issues amongst those who are close to you.)
This project is funded by the Baring Foundation as part of their Creatively Minded, Ethnically Diverse Programme and Lewisham Council.
When will the project take place?
Applications will be accepted in January, with interviews taking place in Feb 2022
The training programme will take place March – May 2022, daytime on Tuesday and Wednesdays.
Where will the training take place?
We will run the project from our new temporary home – 144 Lewisham High Street (next to Superdrug)
Will I get paid?
During the 14 days of training, you will receive expenses for food and travel. You will receive payment for the workshops you create and deliver in Lewisham Schools. Once trained, you will also be offered paid work experience on LYT project, where you will be able to put into practice your skills supported by our professional workshop facilitators..
If you are eligible for the ‘Inspire Lewisham’ initiative, you may be able to receive payment while you train.