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At this time, it is of course impossible to meet as we would normally do, but following a first meeting in the Covid 19 period in May due to many requests, we have scheduled another virtual meeting.
This will be on Tuesday 7 July from 11am until 12.15pm
If you or colleagues would like to attend, please let us know in advance, and we can send you the zoom link.
Even if our group can’t meet in person, see work or enjoy visiting a venue as we would normally do, the session still aims to offer a loose agenda for a useful discussion around where we all are re: programming etc. and 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 a result.
N.B. As we send only 1 email invitation per venue/touring circuit, we hope if our contact is furloughed, colleagues will pass this invitation onto them – or other interested colleagues in the organisation. This session is considered free training and would mean that attendance does not contravene government guidance for furloughed staff.
If you are new to zoom and need any help setting up your zoom in advance, please feel free to ask when asking for the zoom 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.