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Our next meeting will take place on Thursday 21st November at Stratford Circus, London – details to follow.
Those who were in Cambridge at the last meeting will have had the opportunity to respond to our on-going consultation regarding the ambition to gain funding from ACE England to enrich / expand this initiative / network. If you would like to contribute to this consultation, please do so via this link:
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.
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
1.30pm: opportunity to see performance / work share / work-in-progress at host venue and meet the company/short discussion
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.