Throughout the year, wherever you are
WHAT IS NTW TEAM?
Everywhere we go we collaborate with and support an ever-growing network of TEAM members. These are the people who play a part in everything we do, giving us a truly international reach.
They are our leaders in their communities: they create, inspire, perform, teach, write, organise, run projects, give feedback and make decisions with us on the future of National Theatre Wales.
TEAM is free to join and open to anyone over the age of 16.
Join TEAM and you’ll get:
- A chance to have your say on how we run NTW
- Free entry to selected NTW shows (often before anyone else)
- Placement, training and mentoring opportunities
- Invites to social and networking events
- Paid work opportunities
- Ongoing support to develop your own ideas
- Discounts to shows and events run by our partners
& much more
Joining is easy:
- Join the NTW TEAM Group on our online community. This is where all our opportunities will be placed first, so keep an eye out for something that suits you.
- Join us at any NTW event and speak to a member of staff, TEAM Panel or another TEAM member.
- Come to NTW HQ and have a chat.
Live in Pembrokeshire? We need your help.
Together, we are going to create an NTW production & we spent 2018 running a series of events to discover the things that mean the most to you, the communities of Pembrokeshire.
Live in Wrexham? We need your help.
Together, we are going to create an NTW production & we spent 2018 running a series of events to discover the things that mean the most to you, the people of Wrexham.
The TEAM Panel feed into the overall development of National Theatre Wales, advising on issues such as recruitment, programming, marketing and training. Building on our achievements over the past couple of years, the Panel places TEAM firmly at the centre of the organisation. Panel members are our representatives at events and performances, and attend meetings and give presentations on our behalf. They regularly feed back to National Theatre Wales staff and board.
Meeting as a group approximately three to four times a year, we are always looking for people with a diverse range of skills, knowledge, views, experience and backgrounds.
TEAM Panel support, question and advise us on all aspects of our work, giving TEAM a voice at the very core of NTW. Coming from across Wales and from a variety of backgrounds Panel meet four times a year and regularly provide feed back to NTW staff and Board. We recruit for new Panel members yearly. If you are interested in joining Panel get in touch.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Paul Hamlyn Foundation was established by Paul Hamlyn in 1987. Upon his death in 2001, he left most of his estate to the Foundation, creating one of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK. Its mission is to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives. PHF have a particular interest in supporting young people and a strong belief in the importance of the arts.
National Theatre Wales’ TEAM programme has been awarded £400,000 of funding from Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF), one of the UK’s largest independent funders. The grant will support the next, four-year phase of the NTW TEAM’s work, in Pembrokeshire and Wrexham.
TEAM is NTW’s worldwide, diverse network of people who collaborate with the company, create work in their communities, give feedback about NTW work and inform its decisions.
PHF has approved a £400,000 ‘More and Better’ grant from its Arts Access and Participation Fund, to be allocated to NTW TEAM over four years.
Focusing on two areas in Wales – Wrexham and Pembrokeshire – NTW TEAM will use the grant and their expertise to engage both communities in a bespoke programme of empowerment, leadership, creative activism and intensive long-term engagement. Above all, the intention is to enable those communities to decide on their own course of action, as determined by their own needs and ambitions.
It will close with an NTW theatre production in each area, in 2020 and 2021, created in collaboration with the community.
Announcing the grant, National Theatre Wales’ Head of Collaboration Devinda De Silva said: “I am thrilled and very grateful to Paul Hamlyn Foundation for their continued belief in our work, as it will ensure that Wales continues to lead the way in the field of arts engagement. We feel there’s a real urgency to develop new approaches, partnerships and the next generation of leaders, and this grant will be a huge boost to our efforts.”
Kully Thiarai, National Theatre Wales’ Artistic Director & Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to continue to work with Paul Hamlyn Foundation in ensuring the communities of Wales can creatively thrive and play a leading role in shaping their own futures. Without such support, this important work would be impossible to deliver and sustain. It is testament to the vision and commitment of the Foundation that they have sought to support NTW TEAM and its work for a further four years.”
Ushi Bagga, Senior Grants Manager at Paul Hamlyn Foundation, said: “The arts play an important role in enriching lives and we hope that this grant will enable NTW TEAM to continue to transform individuals and communities in Wales. PHF’s long-term support of this programme has helped grow and enhance our own knowledge and understanding of engagement in the arts. We look forward to continuing to learn from NTW TEAM over the next four years as it adopts new ways of working that focus on giving power and agency to communities in Wrexham and Pembrokeshire.”
Read Devinda de Silva’s blog post on the value of long-term funding for the TEAM programme, here.
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