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The Big Give

May 28, 2024

Inspiring the next generation of young writers - The Masterclass Big Give campaign is now live!

From 28 May until 26 June, all donations made to our Big Give campaign will be DOUBLED. Every contribution over £1.00 will be matched by Big Give, so if we reach our target of £8,000, it will become an incredible £16,000. This funding will go directly towards helping us continue our young writers programme and outreach projects in local schools.

Situation: Creative writing in schools supports imagination, self-expression and empathy, and is an essential starting point for careers in the creative industries. As arts education in schools is downgraded, young people miss out on opportunities for development and fun, but we also harm the health and diversity of the future theatre workforce. At the same time, new theatre writing receives less and less support, as financial pressures encourage cautious programming and rethinking of literary departments.

Solution: By delivering free scriptwriting workshops to young Londoners we foster their creativity and confidence, introduce them to the idea of careers in the creative industries, and help them develop transferable skills of collaboration and communication. By delivering a year-round script development opportunities for young writers aged 18-30, we nurture the next generation of theatre-writers, allowing them to R&D their work, share it with a first audience and find prospective collaborators.

Our programme nurtures the creativity of young people with an interest in writing and then provides a journey of progression for aspiring playwrights, creating opportunities for learning, R&D, sharing and networking that might otherwise be inaccessible to them.

Join us in making a difference - your support can help us reach our goal and double the impact! Let's inspire future writers together. DONATE NOW

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