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Theatre for Young Audiences – Venue Programmers Consortium

Next Meeting: 

At this time it is of course impossible to meet as we would normally do, but it seemed appropriate to schedule our summer meeting, even if our group can’t meet in person, see work or enjoy visiting a venue as we would normally do.

As a result, a short zoom gathering has been scheduled for Thursday 21 May from 11am until 12Noon

If you or colleagues would like to attend, please let us know in advance, and we can send you the zoom link.

Email: chris[@]halfmoon.org.uk

As usual, there will be loose agenda for the discussion which will emerge but to counter-balance some of our concerns and issues that will naturally arise, it would be good to think about what you’re particularly excited about working on at this time, and how your thoughts on TYA programing may be changing/developing.

As we send only 1 email invitation per venue/touring circuit, if you are monitoring a furloughed colleague’s email, please would you pass this to them – or other interested colleagues in your organisation. This session would be considered free training and would mean that attendance does not contravene government guidance on furloughed staff.

If you are new to zoom and need any help setting up your zoom in advance, please feel free to ask.

General information:

The Consortium is only open to programmers across the country. If you want to attend this meeting or are  interested in being part of this group, please make a request initially to Chris Elwell. The consortium is managed by Half Moon on behalf of the TYA sector.

 

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About the TYA Venue Programmers’ Consortium

The Consortium is for people across the country who programme work for children and young people into their venue, into touring networks, community, rural or local authority spaces. The sessions are scheduled quarterly and aim to provide a space to discuss work, latest trends and explore collaborative programming, and, importantly, provide a networking opportunity. The group is unconstituted, non-minuted and is without a formal agenda working to Chatham House Rules providing an open, safe space for discussion. The group first met in 1990, and has met regularly since then with a broad membership of around 75 venues, averaging about 35/40 attendees at each meeting.

The host venue for meetings rotates across Consortium members who provide an opportunity to watch a piece of work as part of the day. This varies from a piece in development to a full production.

A typical gathering follows this pattern (times can vary):
10.30am: meet, teas/coffees etc.
11am: main meeting
1pm: lunch
1.30pm: opportunity to see performance / work share / work-in-progress at host venue and meet the company/short discussion
3.30pm: end

The Consortium is only open to programmers across the country. If you are interested in being part of this group or attending our next meeting (details above), please make a request initially to Chris Elwell. The consortium is managed by Half Moon on behalf of the TYA sector.