Do you want to share your experiences & work creatively to make positive change? Do you want to be part of a Young Producers group to co-design a new project that will have lasting impact on services for care leavers & children in care in Birmingham & beyond? 

Women & Theatre want to collaborate with care leavers of different genders and cultural backgrounds to produce new creative work together. This might include making theatre productions, short films, podcasts and workshops.

As a participant you could gain experience in project management, event planning, research, marketing, workshop facilitation, devising theatre & film, performing, music making and evaluations. 

Developed from research and informed by care leavers’ lived experiences and expertise, the creative work produced will make a positive difference. It will help children in care to think about their options and choices as they approach independent living. By sharing with relevant professionals and policymakers, the project will also help to develop and improve future support services for care leavers. We have a broad vision for the project, however detailed plans for deciding what we do and how, will be co-designed with care leavers. To make this happen, we want to recruit a Young Producers group who will meet regularly to create the project together. We do not expect people to commit to the full 2-year project and there will be lots of different opportunities to get involved in a range of ways.

We will run one-off sessions during Autumn 2020 (likely to happen online) as a way of gaining early input into the shaping of plans before running regular project sessions from January 2021. All activity will be fully risk assessed in line with latest Covid-19 guidance. 

If you are interested in gaining skills & experience, please get in touch or attend one of our zoom sessions on Wed 28 October (day time or evening)

Contact jesspearson@womenandtheatre.co.uk or 07956 773 196

Funders & Partners 

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Birmingham Children’s Trust & Birmingham City Council