Collage Arts want to ensure that young people are able to access to a wide range of creative opportunities that can give them a voice.
In January 2019, we launch the new programme for Collage Voices, performing arts sessions in drama, singing/songwriting, creative writing with young people aged 8 -18 years old. The aim is to create a range of pathways that will help each young person to explore their skills and interests through the arts. Collage Arts has been supporting creativity in Wood Green for over 30 years. Through our skills programme we have helped thousands of young people to find employment utilizing their creativity.
Collage Voices is a different programme. We will work with industry professionals from a range of artforms, but this is an inclusive programme. For some this may be a chance to gain the skills to set them on a path to a profession in the creative sector, others may want to explore creative ideas, make friends and gain transferable skills in a fun and accepting environment.
Our team has considerable experience of delivery creative programmes with and for young people. We want a programme that is right for Haringey now. From September 2018 to January 2019, Steve Medlin, Artistic Director of Collage Voices has consulted with young people in the borough to determine exactly how the provision should work and we offered some taster sessions from our new theatre space and in schools. Central to our vision is ensuring that ability to pay is not a barrier and we offer a bursary scheme designed to help young people from the London Borough of Haringey.
Collage Voices start weekly Saturday sessions from 19th Jan 2019. This will support our vision that every young person should have access to a safe, inclusive space where they are free to find their own voice.
January to July 2019 Term Dates
Term One – 19th January – 6th April (excluding 23rd February)
Term Two – 27th April – 13th July (excluding 1st June)
Performing Arts for 8-11 years in McQueens theatre, 10.15am – 11.45am
Creative writing for 8-12 years in the Long Lounge, 10am – 11.30am
Singing/Songwriting for all age groups in McQueens theatre, 12.30pm – 2pm
Drama for 11-14 years in McQueens theatre, 2.15pm – 3.45pm
Drama for 15-18 years in McQueens theatre, 4pm – 5.30pm
If you would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Lauren or Connor on 020 8829 1316.
1, Complete the Enrolment Form (below) and payment process
2, If applicable, complete the Bursary Form (below)
Collage Voices Information Sheet (pdf file)
Please send these forms to us as soon as possible by emailing email@example.com or sending them by post to:
Collage Arts (2nd floor), Artspace 2, 4 Coburg Road, London N22 6UJ.
Bursaries and Sibling Discounts:
Means tested full and half bursaries are available for students that live or study in Haringey. This is by self declaration on the Bursary form. Also, if you would like a sibling to attend any of the sessions then they automatically receive a 20% discount
All sessions are 1 hour and 30 minutes and cost £10. We are requesting for fees to be paid in advance by bank account (BACS) transfer or via a debit/credit card payment, we hope this will help make the on-the-day operations more efficient. If you would like to pay for an entire term in advance then you receive one week free. So an eleven week term for a single session costs £100 if paid by 19th January 2019.
Collage Voices tasters took place led by a fantastic set of associate artists, Che Walker, Martina Laird, Kevin Mark Trail and Patience James. More information below.