Are you a young artist?

Working with young artists at the early stages of their careers

In difficult times, it can be really hard for any young person to imagine and build a career in the arts, but some young people face even tougher challenges. Tangled Feet believe that it is vital that the creative aspirations of all young people are nurtured, and that we work hard to make sure that the next generation of artists come from a diverse set of backgrounds. We are committed to supporting young artists to develop sustainable arts careers, and in identifying and helping to overcome the barriers or challenges that lie in young artist's paths.

 

We aim to have a clear pathway in place that enables interested young people to progress; from workshops, through volunteer placements and structured and paid internships and into paid employment with us where possible. See Case Studies below for some examples or Get in touch to discuss our mentoring scheme, becoming an intern or placements.

 

We've also developed a structured year-long mentoring programme for emerging ensemble companies which aims to equip them with the skills and confidence to establish themselves in the difficult first years. We always aim to be open to informally mentoring and advising young artists when possible. You can also find out about current opportunities with the company here.

 

 

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“The mentorship we received from Tangled Feet was pivotal to HighRise's journey thus far. Through guidance, patience and other numerous channels of support; Tangled Feet's teachings have given us the skills and confidence to form, create and flourish as a Theatre Company. In a time when artists are fighting harder and harder to get acknowledged, our work with Tangled Feet armed us with the necessary confidence to begin facing the industry. ”- Dominic Garfield Price, High Rise Theatre Co. -
“I have been involved with Tangled Feet through a number of outreach projects headed by Alex Ramsden. These projects have really encouraged and enabled me to develop my skills and confidence when working practically and emotionally with disability and young people. As an applied theatre student, it has been invaluable to learn from professionals, families and young people with the support and guidance of Tangled Feet. The projects have been a uniquely rewarding experience and I look forward to getting involved in the future!”- Jemima, former intern / workshop leader -
“It has been a wonderful opportunity to work with such a collaborative and nurturing company that believes in investing in the next generation. I had a tremendous time working with Tangled Feet and have met interesting and caring people through the company. Working on the 'Sibs' project specifically was a great way to connect with the community and create a week where the children were to key focus. Plus, being involved with Tangled Feet is always a lot of fun!”- Nush, former intern, workshop leader -

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Oct 18th 2018

How Tangled Feet are tackling anxiety in children

A report from the Children’s Commissioner at the end of last year found that there is an ‘epidemic of anxiety’ in young people. The number of children seeing psychiatrists has risen by a third, with the highest increase – 31% in a year – seen in those aged 9 and under. It’s a shocking rise. (Thanks to Flossie Waite from Children’s Theatre Reviews for digging out the statistic).   It was this sort of news that prompted us to make Butterflies, a Co-Production with Half Moon, that used anxiety in children as a starting point for a show for 3-8 year olds. We first started making the show in 2017 and did some test performances at Half Moon. This year we have developed the show and it’s touring until Nov 24th.  Alongside the tour we have launched a Mindfulness programme to run in four schools in 2019.

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