WORK EXPERIENCE 2015
Placements for young people 14-25 years with physical disabilities, learning difficulties, sensory impairments and long-term illness.
This year RoguePlay are ran a work experience placement programme entitled Know How 2015, funded by Birmingham City Council. The Know How project provided work experience placements and volunteer opportunities for those aged 14-25 years, between May and July 2015. These placement opportunities were aimed at young people with physical disabilities, sensory impairments and long term illness. We created an integrated programme of a two week work experience placement to include the delivery of a Bronze Arts Award accreditation for all young people.
PLACEMENT APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED BUT PLEASE JOIN OUR MAILING LIST FOR 2016 OPPORTUNITIES.
The work experience programme offers young people with exceptional need the opportunity to work with a number of industry professionals, under whom they are able to develop their creative and leadership skills, gain practical knowledge of varied art forms including circus and theatre, and an insight into the day-to-day running of a theatre company. It is important to our organisation to offer the same opportunities to young people with exceptional needs as we do to young people without them.
Through this project in 2015, 30 young people spent up to two weeks with the company, taking part in training sessions and workshops in aerial circus, drama, marketing and theatre production, with our trained facilitators who are all experienced in working with those with disabilities. Placements were able to observe the company rehearsals and production periods, take on practical roles to assist the company in preparing for public performances as well as work alongside the directors, marketing managers and project managers.
The project provided young people with access needs with a rich cultural experience, and in particular the inclusion of Arts Awards as an integrated element offers an effective framework for young people to explore and engage with the arts in Birmingham. Through working with the company, placements had the opportunity to attend live theatre performance and take part in a tour of the street art around Digbeth. They were also be encouraged to research and attend arts events in the city, all of which contributed to the broadening of their knowledge and engagement with Birmingham’s cultural offer.
2 lucky placements were also placed at our partners, Birmingham Repertory Theatre. These placements were for one week and the REP offered experiences in a variety of different departments and roles within the theatre. Students on work experience placements with The REP also had the opportunity to complete their Bronze Arts Award during their placement.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED but please join our mailing list to be kept updated of 2016 work experience placement opportunities.