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Leading arts organisations from Scotland, Ireland, Norway, Belgium and Germany have been awarded funding from the European Union’s Creative Europe programme to share and develop Youth Theatre practice across the continent for the first time.

Called the BUZZ Network, the organisations have joined forces to share knowledge, skills, contacts and resources across seas and borders, establishing a new network for collaboration and development.

All partners are leaders in the development of Youth Theatre in their own country. National development organisations Youth Theatre Arts Scotland and Youth Theatre Ireland will work alongside prominent theatres Rogaland Teater from Norway, Theater Bremen in Germany, and BRONKS from Belgium to advance practice in their region and across Europe.

Over the next three years, the BUZZ Network will deliver multinational training events for youth theatre practitioners, engaging over 100 professionals from around twenty European countries.

Alongside this training, the BUZZ Network will undertake the first mapping research of youth theatre across Europe and launch a new website in 2021 to help increase awareness of cross-border opportunities for European youth theatre participants and professionals.

Youth Theatre Arts Scotland’s Chief Executive said:

“We are thrilled to have been awarded Creative Europe funding as the Lead Partner for the BUZZ Network project. The project will enable YTAS and its members across Scotland to showcase their skills and experience whilst gaining rich insights into the diversity of youth theatre practice across the continent.”

Recruitment for the first training events is now open.  More details on the BUZZ Network are available online at ytas.org.uk/buzz-network.



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