Cuckoo Collective

Flyer for our Cuckoo Collective 2020 artist development programme, headed "FREE TRAINING FOR PERFORMERS IN THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES: Funded bursaries for artists less able to afford training". The flyer is black with very bright neon pink, green, orange, yellow and cyan, and features colourful sillhouettes of people playing instruments, singing and dancing.

Cuckoo Collective is our professional and creative development programme for emerging artists interested in working in the Performance for Young Audiences (PYA) sector. The training is provided free of charge, with funded bursaries to cover the time of artists from systemically marginalised communities under-represented in PYA.

We’ve opened the training programme for three years running in varied formats: a face to face intensive focussed on music theatre devising, performance & facilitation skills; a hybrid online/real-life programme encompassing these creative skills alongside creative leadership and producing skills, encouraging artists to seek creative leadership roles; and a paid production placement for Associate Artists developing their skills in creative leadership roles within a supportive professional ensemble process.

Two line drawn young people (one in a dungaree dress, one wearing a hoodie with a star on) stand at the side of a big road full of blurry lights in a big city. He points excitedly as if to say "let's go!"