404 Productions’ Young Associate Programme will work with young people to help develop their skills and nurture their talent by providing paid opportunities to work alongside professional artists and prepare them for a career in the creative industries.
404 Productions is launching its Young Associate programme, working with young artists to help nurture and support their development by providing them with paid opportunities to work alongside professional theatre makers in the creation of various projects and productions. Kayleigh Benham and Aidan Cooper become 404 Productions first Young Associates and will work alongside 404’s Creative Team including Associate Artists Matt Beames (Writer) and David Lewington (Composer) during the creation of the company’s next projects. As well as Kayliegh and Aidan, the 404 team will be working with a number of other young artists throughout the creation of there next projects; a family theatre show of Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth set to tour in 2019 and Letters are Her Thing a trilogy of short films inspired by Kayleigh’s writings being filmed Summer 2018. 404 Productions strongly believe in the arts ability to change lives for participants and audiences and their philosophy of Honest Collaborative Creation endeavours to provide safe and supportive creative environments for artists to produce meaningful, playful and powerful productions.
404 Artistic Director Daniel Hill said:
“It’s a total cliché really, but I truly have seen first-hand the arts ability to transform lives, and I can’t wait to be able to work with these amazing young people and many more as we create some truly magical and meaningful films and productions together”
Associate Writer Matt Beames said:
“Working with young people is always rewarding, but having the chance to work side by side with these young people as they explore and develop their own skills and creative voices is truly exciting.”